Make A Simple Balloon Pi-Tay Popper #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Balloon Pi-Tay Popper is a fun project for students learning to use the Raspberry Pi. via RaspberryPi.org
To pop balloons you might usually use a pin. Here you’ll be doing the same, but using a GPIO ‘Pin’ on your Raspberry Pi, not the pin you might be thinking of!
What You Will Learn
By creating a balloon popping circuit with your Raspberry Pi you will learn:
How to wire up a circuit
What transistors are used for
How to use a push button to control the current
How to use Python code to control the Pi’s GPIO pins to heat up a resistor enough to pop a balloon!
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