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I loosely followed this. I've been studying breadboards for about an hour now, so this is super fresh in my head. My understanding is as follows:
- 5v power on the +(red) track (white wire)
- Ground (GND) on the -(bue) track (teal wire)
- p4 (input i'm guessing controller) to the resistor (blue wire)
- resistor to the led
- other side of the led to -(blue track) on ground (black wire)
If I plug this in to my rasp will it blow up?
asked Mar 25, 2014 at 4:34
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No (provided the connecting cable is the right way round).
Even so, if you are that unfamiliar with wiring, You could connect the Pi to the breadboard without connecting the GPIO pin to the Resistor and measure the voltage.
The Pi is not that delicate - the only thing likely to affect the Pi is connecting a GPIO pin to 5v. You are not using the 5v at all in the above.
answered Mar 25, 2014 at 6:00
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This will work.
If you really have no idea of what you are doing I'd rather take out the white wire since it plugs to +5V and this is the only thing around that can really damage your raspberry.
If you need a safe constant voltage use the +3V instead (in your picture it is in the bottom, opposite to where you plugged the white wire).
answered Mar 25, 2014 at 13:22
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