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Introductory tutorial on Raspberry Pi 3, breadboards, and LEDs

This video demonstrates how to attach a breadboard to a Raspberry Pi 3 with optional touchscreen. LED lights are then installed on the breadboard and turned on/off via the WiringPi software.

Hardware tips:

Example pins:

To install wiringPi, follow the instructions at

To change the orientation of the Raspberry Pi Touchscreen and to flip it upside down, add the following line to /boot/config.txt:


The commands to control the LEDs are as follows.

To set the pins to Output mode:

To turn the LEDs on:

To turn the LEDs off:

Note: the ending 2 in the “gpio -g write 22 2” command in the video is a typo.