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- Build two tactile buttons and use functions to convert from binary to decimal numbers.
- Understand what lists do in code and how they can be used to generate important outputs.
- Understand the history of binary, and why binary systems use this code to understand operational instructions and user input and to present a relevant output to the user.
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Useful vocabulary terms to use in classroom: binary, tactile buttons, input, lists
Not receiving any inputs from the button presses?
Ensure that you've plugged the wires into the right GPIO (take a look at the Digital View to see which pin you're affecting)
What is binary?
Binary describes a numbering scheme in which there are only two possible values for each digit -- 0 or 1 -- and is the basis for all binary code used in computing systems.
In this lesson, students will build two buttons and wire them to input numbers in binary.