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Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius by Donald Norris

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CHAPTER 2LED Blinker Project

Now we start creating projects using the RasPi. However, I still have some preparatory steps to discuss and information to provide about the prototype board that will be used in this and other projects. I will also present a detailed discussion of the GPIO library, which is critical to making all of the projects work. The first project will consist of turning on an LED connected to a GPIO pin and then causing that LED to blink.

Prototype Board

Let’s focus on a piece of hardware that I will use to demonstrate how to blink an LED using the RasPi and some Python code. This section is entitled “Prototype Board” and that is exactly what I will be using. The board is called the Pi Plate and is available from Adafruit at ...

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