Turning on an LED with your Raspberry Pi’s GPIO Pins 

One of the biggest selling points of the Raspberry Pi is its GPIO, or General Purpose Input/Output ports.  They are the little pins sticking out of the circuit board and allow you to plug various devices into your Pi.  With a little programming, you can then control...

Raspberry Pi: Python scripting the GPIO

The GPIO: General Purpose Input/Output lets you interface your Raspberry Pi with the outside world, making it a powerful interactive device for just $40-$50. This Instructable will show you how to install the GPIO package on your Raspberry Pi and how to wire up a...