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Learning Banana Pi by Daniel Blair

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Working with hardware

Now that we have covered the method of breadboarding your Pi and some of the electrical components that you might use in your circuits, we can talk about putting these into practice with our Banana Pi. We will start with some simple circuits and move on to the process of controlling motors through the GPIO pins.

Working with LEDs

The simplest circuit that we can make (aside from just a little wire!) is lighting up an LED. You can consider this as the "Hello World" of electric circuits. For this, we are going to need an LED (any color), some jumper wires (two pieces), and a resistor. The resistor needs to be between 270 Ω and 330 Ω. If you go higher than that, the LED will be dimmer than usual. With too much current, the LED ...

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