The following materials are used:
- Arduino Uno board (older boards should be compatible)
- USB A to USB B connector cable
- Computer with Arduino IDE software
- Arduino solder-less breadboard shield
- 3 resistors (330 ohm)
- Red LED
- Green LED
- Blue LED
- breadboard connector wire
- white paper
Also, you will need the code for this project, which is linked to in the "Program the Arduino" step, and can be found here: http://pastebin.com/1dyWpRuw
The Arduino Software (compiler and IDE) can be found here: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/software
Some of these materials can be substituted if they are not readily available:
- A regular breadboard can be used instead of the breadboard shield.
- Other resistors can be used, just try to find three identical resistors between 330 and 1000 ohms.
- Any different color LEDs can be used in this project.
If this is the first time the Arduino has been used, connect the Arduino to the computer using the USB connector to make sure it turns on. A green LED should light up on the board to indicate that it is on and receiving power.