What you'll be building
In this tutorial you'll hook up a physical push button so that pushing it changes the on or off state within the LimitOS web application.
Combined with other tutorials, you can then push a physical button and turn something else on and off across the internet.
- Raspberry Pi connected to the internet
- Circuit materials: push button, breadboard, wires, 10k ohm resistor
Step 1: Set up the circuit
Connect the button to GPIO pin 17, and ground it using a 10k ohm resistor.
Step 2: Run LimitOS on the Raspberry Pi
LimitOS runs alongside your existing operating system, and can be run via:
curl -sS https://limitos.com/run | bash
Follow the on-screen instructions to register the device afterwards.
Step 3: Set up the device on the LimitOS website
Add pin 17 as a digital input, and you can then push the button and see the on/off state on the LimitOS webpage.