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Wearable-Tech Projects with the Raspberry Pi Zero by Jon Witts

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Connecting our Blinkt

The wiring for Blinkt is going to be a little bit trickier, as it does not come with a header to be soldered on, it is already soldered for us. This means we will need to solder directly to some break away header strip so that we can connect and disconnect our Pi Zero from Blinkt safely. First of all, we need to find out which pins need connecting to what on Pi Zero. Once again, we can make use of the Raspberry Pi Pinout website to tell us this. Head over to https://pinout.xyz/pinout/blinkt, and you will see that Blinkt requires four connections to our Pi Zero, a 5V power, a ground, and GPIO pins—23 and 24.

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