Wire up the solderless breadboard using the header leads as shown below.
Push the LED leads into the breadboard, with the longer (positive) lead towards the top of the breadboard. It does not matter which way around the resistor goes.

The top two connections on the BBB expansion header we are using (P8) are both GND. The other lead is connected to pin 10, which is the right-hand connector on the fifth row down. The pins are numbered left to right, 1, 2 then on the next row down 3,4 etc. You can find out about all the pins available on the P8 and P9 connecters down each side of the BBB here: http://stuffwemade.net/hwio/beaglebone-pin-reference/
This guide was first published on Jun 17, 2013. It was last updated on Nov 22, 2018. This page (Wiring) was last updated on May 04, 2015.