How to fade between colors with the Common Anode RGB LED, included in Maker Shed’s Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack.
Step #1: Plug in the RGB LED
- Grab all the parts, and begin by plugging the Common Anode RGB LED into your breadboard.
- Orient it in the breadboard with the red leg on the left, and power leg second from the left.
- That's power (long) leg to F42 on the breadboard, with the red leg right next to it in F43.
Step #2: Begin the wiring
- Now wire up the positive (longest) lead of the LED to the 5V header on the Arduino.
- You can use a jumper from J42 to the Arduino.
- Connect the three resistors, one from each of the three other LED pins to another spot on the transparent breadboard.
- Place one 330 Ω resistor in G43 and G49.
- Place another 330 Ω resistor in H41 and H35.
- Place the last 330 Ω resistor in G40 and G34.
Step #3: Connect the RGB pins to the Arduino
- Next, connect the three pins of the LED to the Arduino.
- Red goes to PWM Pin 6, from breadboard pin J49.
- Green goes to PWM Pin 5, from breadboard pin J35.
- Blue goes to PWM Pin 3, from breadboard pin J34.
- Now you can grab the code from GitHub and upload it to your Arduino. Have fun!