Tutorial: Pi 3: Adding an Activity Light

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Haggis
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Tutorial: Pi 3: Adding an Activity Light

Post by Haggis » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:39 am

Things Needed:

LED (i chose red)
Ribbon cable (dupont) Female to Female

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So the pi3 has code built in to allow you to change the activity light work from GPIO

Add this line to /boot/config.txt

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dtoverlay=pi3-act-led,gpio=18
Connect your LED to the pi, the "18" above is the GPIO number NOT pin number

Connect the LED Positive to GPIO 18 and the Negative to any free ground pin

Turn on your Pi

Voila, Activity light

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Re: Pi 3: Adding an Activity Light

Post by Piter De Vries » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:55 am

Nice

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Re: Pi 3: Adding an Activity Light

Post by Haggis » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:30 pm

Video of finished article

Ignore not having a bezel round the red Activity LED i broke it :)


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Re: Tutorial: Pi 3: Adding an Activity Light

Post by Haggis » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:19 pm

yes looks fine :)

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Re: Tutorial: Pi 3: Adding an Activity Light

Post by Haggis » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:50 pm

yeah it will work fine,

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