This is the second installment of a series about programming our favorite little micro-controller, the Arduino. Last week I covered connecting and blinking an LED. This week I will discuss connecting a push button that controls the LED. This is the simplest way to use a button. However, it isn’t always the best way since it doesn’t account for ‘debouncing’. In the next installment of this series I will talk more about ‘debouncing’ the button input and why it is important. Also, I will have a fun and easy project that incorporates what we have learned so far in this series.
Check out what people are doing with the Arduino on the MAKE website.
In the Maker Shed:
How-to Tuesday: Arduino 101 blink an LED