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Programming the BeagleBone by Yogesh Chavan

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Dancing external LEDs circuit setup

Let's write a program to dance LEDs in both directions like we did in the previous chapter. For this exercise, you will need:

  • Seven LEDs: We are using seven LEDs to create a dancing pattern
  • Male-to-male jumper wires: We need jumper wires to connect BeagleBone and components through a breadboard
  • Seven resistor 400Ω–1kΩ: A resistor is needed to limit current flowing through an LED to protect it.
  • Half size breadboard: A breadboard is needed to create a solderless circuit.
Dancing external LEDs circuit setup

Power off the board and disconnect the power and USB cable. Then attach components to BeagleBone as shown in the previous diagram.

Circuit analysis

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