This guide shows you how to use PCF8574 with Raspberry PI. The PCF8574 is a 8 bits I/O port expander that uses the I2C bus. To the PCF8574 I will connect the relay module, this will allow control of the electrical device from the Raspberry PI. I will also show an example how to write a program to handle PCF8574 in C++ on Linux.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.