Introduction: Beginner LED Arduino Project

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Learn to light an LED with Arduino microcontroller board.

Have you ever heard of a microprocessor? A microprocessor is “an integrated circuit that contains all the functions of a central processing unit of a computer” (Google). A type of microprocessor is an Arduino. One of the many things that the Arduino can do is light up an LED light.

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Our first microprocessor project using Arduino to illuminate and LED light. The DIS Demons Makers do it all!

Step 1: Supplies

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  • 2x male to male jumper wires
  • Arduino Uno
  • Resistors (as many as how many LEDs are used)
  • LED lights (any amount)
  • Breadboard
  • Laptop,computer, mac, etc
  • Arduino Software

Buy an Arduino Kit (optional)

Step 2: Connection

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Connect Arduino to power source (laptop, Comp, Etc.)

Step 3: Connect Jumper Wires to Arduino

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Connect one male to male jumper wire to GND and another to 5V

Step 4: Connect Jumper Wires to Breadboard

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Connect the GND (yellow) to the positive side and 5v (red) to the negative side

Step 5: Resistor Connection

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Now connect one part of the resistor you are using to the positive row/column and the other part to a hole on the breadboard, afterwards, add the small part of the LED light to the negative row/column and the long part to the same row/column as the resistor

Step 6: LIGHT

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The light bulb should light up if the steps were followed carefully and correctly. If the LED doesn’t light up then try another LED and check your connections.This is a fun learning experience in technology and you can do many more different things with the Arduino.

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