Project Type: Raspberry Pi, Electronics
Kits/Part Source: Raspberry Pi, Jumper Wires, Jumper Wires with Female Head, Momentary Push Button.
Project Source: Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Book by Matt Richardson and Shawn Wallace
In this project I setup the Raspberry Pi to recognize when a button was pushed from a breadboarded circuit.
IKEA Rating - 8
I had no problems following the directions but the illustration indicated I needed to setup the LED with pin 25. The project doesn't do anything with the LED.
Tony Stark Rating - 2
Easy but the project assumes you have a basic understanding of breadboarding a circuit.
Mr. Wizard Rating - 10
The tutorial covered how to:
1. Turn Pin 24 into an input
2. Setup the Pi to read input from the push button. If setup correctly, zero indicates the button is not pushed and 1 Indicates the button is pushed.
Although this is a quick and simple project, this is necessary knowledge for making the Pi work with a breadboarded circuit.