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Getting to grips with GPIO and Raspberry Pi

Getting started with GPIO today. I bought a little kit which had a breakout cable, bread board and some resistors, leds and some switches. The breakout cable is a bit weird meaning I have to do my wiring in reverse in the following tutorial. Will do for now.

I’ve been following Gordon’s Projects, being pretty green when it comes to electronics I started with
A single LED

Here’s my finished project

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And a close up of the board

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Due to the breakout cable – I’m running my wiring in reflection with the pin one side being on the right handside of the breadboard. This cable is a bit awkward too as the ribbon gets in the way. An Adafruit cobbler should solve that and make it easier to work out which pin is which

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