The Perfect Way to Start Off Your Arduino Experience

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Introduction: The Perfect Way to Start Off Your Arduino Experience

Electronics are taking over the world! not literally, but it is an important part for the world in future years. and with these new electronics come, so does the arduino, the third best selling computer in the world.

Blink is the most important project if you are a new arduino user.

Blink is an easy project for anybody, and it gets easier if you read this summary.

I hope reading this will help you very much.

Have a great day

Step 1: Materials

Materials for blink:

  • arduino
  • LED/s
  • computer
  • male/male wires
  • breadboard
  • arduino cable
  • resistor

Step 2: Blink Setup

follow picture above for setup

to master blink you must start off with the original code
void setup()

{

pinMode (13 , OUTPUT); //this is what you are plugging into the arduino

}

void loop()

{

digitalWrite(13, HIGH);

delay(1000);

digitalWrite(13, LOW);

delay(1000);

}

Step 3: Don't You Want More Lights?

use picture above for setup

in blink the sky is the limit for the amount of lights you can add to your breadboard
First, you must start with the original code:

void setup()

{

pinMode (13 , OUTPUT);

}

void loop()

{

digitalWrite(13, HIGH);

delay(1000);

digitalWrite(13, LOW);

delay(1000);

}

than you fix it up with another light, like so (what is underlined is what to add to your new code)

void setup()

{

pinMode (13 , OUTPUT);

pinMode (12,OUTPUT);

}

void loop()

{

digitalWrite(13, HIGH);

delay(1000);

digitalWrite(13, LOW);

delay(1000);

digitalWrite(12, HIGH);

delay(1000);

digitalWrite(12, LOW);

delay(1000);

}

Step 4: Add More Lights

To add more lights to your arduino,

redo the underlined information from step 2,

then change the output numbers.

It's easy!

I hope you found this informative, and have a great time setting up blink.

Step 5: How to Make Your Led Blink Faster

see videos above for examples

to make a light blink faster lower the delay

delay(1000)=1 second

delay(500)=1/2 second

delay(2000)=2 seconds

delay(125)=1/8 seconds

delay(250)=1/4 seconds

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    Awesome, thanks for all the different examples and options

    The beginning of everything

    Blinking is the Hello world!!! of the embedded programing.

    Welcome to this exciting world. Great start.

    Great job, I hope you get an A on your project :)

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