Raspberry Pi Knight Rider LEDs Part 2

Now we’ve got one LED up and running, it’s pretty easy to expand this to make a light bar like K.I.T.T.’s.

Step 1 – Wire up the breadboard

The next thing we need to do is switch everything off, and then wire up the breadboard as per the circuit diagram below. Leave the female ends of the jumper wires dangling for now – we’ll plug them into the Pi in step 2.

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Raspberry Pi Knight Rider LEDs Part 1

This is the first part of a two parter on creating the K.I.T.T. light bar with LEDs using your Pi (I know, awesome, right?).

Here’s mine in action:

In this section we’ll install the wiringPi library on the Raspberry Pi, connect up a single LED, and write a simple program in C to make it flash.

In part two we’ll connect up more LEDs, expand the code, and then travel back to the 80s with our finished product.

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