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Electronic protection for input pins

Electronic protection for input pins: Raspberry Pi: GPIO
Electronic protection for input pins: Raspberry Pi: GPIO

The Raspberry Pi GPIO is not buffered, and in this video, Mark Niemann-Ross explains why it is important to protect the GPIO from excess voltage. The relationship between the Broadcom system-on-a-chip and the GPIO is discussed, including information on why voltage has to be controlled. A simple and practical circuit using a zener diode is built and demonstrated.

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Skill Level Intermediate
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Developer Programming Languages Raspberry Pi

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