This is a very simple project, ideal for kids as it uses Scratch, a visual programming environment which is great to start learning about programming. It will see you through some basics of using a Raspberry Pi, programming and circuit making.
You should start the project with an already set-up Raspberry Pi running the latest noobs. You can learn how to do that here.
It doesn’t matter which colour jumper wires you use, but for clarity, it’s a good idea to use black for negative and red for positive polarities.
Ensure that the resistor is connected to the positive leg of the LED
Your LED should now be on.
This was a quick test to ensure that everything works fine.
You’re all set!
Your LED should now be flashing on and off every second. You can experiment with different timings by changing the “wait” timings.
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