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Make: Getting Started with the Photon by Simon Monk

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Chapter 4. Breadboard 

In this chapter we will deal with attaching some simple external electronics to the Photon or Core, including LEDs and switches. To connect electronic components like LEDs to the Photon/Core you will use something called solderless breadboard.

Solderless breadboard (or just breadboard) was invented as a tool for electronics engineers to prototype their designs before committing the projects to a more permanent soldered form. They do, however, make an excellent tool for you to experiment with electronics and make your own projects without the need for any soldering.

Figure 4-1 shows a breadboard with a Spark device, an LED and a resistor attached to it.

Figure 4-1. A Core on breadboard

When you buy a Photon or Core, one ...

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