In the course of history, it becomes necessary to create something new to advance the state of humanity.
The wheel, agriculture, and electricity were all transformative inventions that seem downright simple today. But without them, we'd be munching our nuts and half-rotted carcasses in the dark. Even the simplest project can transform the world.
With that, we bring to you the 1x1x1 LED cube. Beauty in simplicity. Absolute control over the fundamentals of microcontroller programming. Saying "Let there be" and making it so like the PG chapters of Genesis.
As Antoine de Saint-Exupery skillfully points out, "Perfection is Achieved Not When There Is Nothing More to Add, But When There Is Nothing Left to Take Away"
Step 1: Materials
1 Light Emitting Diode.
1 Arduino Board.
1 Computer running the Arduino Integrated Development Environment.
1 USB-A to USB-B cable, 3 feet long.
Step 2: Plug USB to Arduino
Step 3: Connect to Computer
Step 4: Open Arduino IDE
Then go to Tools > Serial Port and make sure your Arduino is selected.
Now you can start to program the Arduino.
Step 5: Write Code
Then, click the Verify box labeled with a Checkmark. Correct any potential errors.
Step 6: Upload Code
You should see a verification message and your 1x1x1 Light Emitting Diode should begin to blink.