As promised, I am taking the Raspberry Pi for a spin. I’ve talked about using it as a LAMP server (which I am doing), and about using it to interface some hardware. So I got myself some equipment and just threw myself off a cliff. Figuratively speaking.
At the local electronics store I got the following:
- A breadboard. Used for electronics prototyping.
- A Raspberry Pi breakout card. Used for getting the input/output (known as GPIO) on to the breadboard.
- Some LEDs, resistors, a LED ramp, and some cables.
- A soldering station and solder.
When I got home, all that remained to add was a bit of courage, and get the equipment in place.
I may not be so fast these days, but with age comes improvement in patience, which gives my brain time to catch up enough to figure out how things work. I find that to be more helpful than throwing stuff out the window when things go bad.
Thank you for reading,
Bjorn “The Mayor” Karlsson