You Will Need

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BeagleBone Black

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LED your choice of color and size. I used 10mm Red

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470Ω Resistor

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Half-size solderless breadboard

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Male to Male jumper wires
Do not use a lower value resistor than 470Ω. The outputs can only provide about 4mA and the resistor prevents too much current flowing and potentially damaging the BBB.
This guide was first published on Jun 17, 2013. It was last updated on Jun 17, 2013. This page (You Will Need) was last updated on Jul 16, 2019.