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Mastering Internet of Things by Peter Waher

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Using Raspberry Pi GPIO pins directly

The Raspberry Pi can also perform input and output without an Arduino board. But the General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) pins available only supports digital input and output. Since the relay module is controlled through a digital output, we can connect it directly to the Raspberry Pi, if we want. That way, we don't need the Arduino board. (We wouldn't be able to test-run the application on the local machine either, though.)

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