This guide was first published on Jul 09, 2013. It was last
updated on Jul 09, 2013.
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In this tutorial, you will learn how to control the color of an RGB LED using a BeagleBone Black (BBB).
Because the BBB runs Linux, there are many ways in which it can be programmed. In this tutorial we show how to control the power output of a GPIO pin and hence control the color of an RGB LED using Python.
The tutorial uses a technique called PWM (Pulse WIdth Modulation) to vary the brightness of each color channel between 0 and 100.