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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Chapter 8. Blinking Lights and Sensing the World

Until now, we have covered several aspects of Cubieboard, but they were all software-related. When interfacing with real-world scenarios, ranging from blinking a Light Emitting Diode (LED) and switching on a light to spinning motors, things become much more interesting. There are numerous things you can do once you connect the board to the various devices available today. A robot vacuum cleaner very much started its development life on a development board, where engineers connected various sensors to make the robot see what was around it. Connecting all these devices can be highly complex and might involve more than just the basics of electronics; therefore, this chapter will be dedicated to the ...

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