Components needed PotentiometerLEDResistorJumper cablesArduino Uno BoardBreadboardUSB cableComputer with Arduino IDE installed Completed Circuit Potentiometer is a variable resistor. It has three legs (pins). Left most pin is for the power, right most pin is for the ground and middle pin is connected to sliding contact, called wiper, which produces variable amount of resistance as we … Continue reading Tutorial 4: Using a Potentiometer
Tutorial 3: RGB LED 16 million colors
Please refer to my previous blog for the completed circuit for the RGB LED animation. In the previous blog we are showing 3 primary colors( red, green, and blue), but in this project we will show ALL 16 million colors. The program below is the code for showing 16 million colors. int redPin= 11; int … Continue reading Tutorial 3: RGB LED 16 million colors
Tutorial 2: RGB LED Animation
Components needed RGB LED light3 resistors5 jumper cablesArduino Uno BoardBreadboardAn USB Cable to download the program to the board. A computer with an Arduino IDE installed Completed Circuit The image above is the completed circuit to make an RGB LED change colors. An RGB LED is basically a combination of 3 LEDs, one Red, one … Continue reading Tutorial 2: RGB LED Animation
Tutorial 1: Blinking LED light
Components needed Arduino Uno boardBreadboardTwo Jumper CablesAn LED (Any color)ResistorAn USB cable to download the program to the Arduino Uno boardA computer with an Arduino IDE installed Completed Circuit The image above shows the completed circuit to make an LED blink. An LED has two legs. The shorter one needs to be connected to the … Continue reading Tutorial 1: Blinking LED light
Getting started with Arduino
What do we need? So we need an Arduino board that we can program on. There are various types of Arduino boards from simple one to complex one. Check out all available boards at https://store.arduino.cc/usa/. Don't get confused with all those boards. We will start with a simple board called the Arduino Uno. It is … Continue reading Getting started with Arduino
What is Arduino?
If you look at Arduino's official website, it says "Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software". Don't be confused . I will explain. Let's understand each term in above definition. What is hardware? Hardware is the physical, tangible parts or components of a computer, such as the cabinet, central processing … Continue reading What is Arduino?