Multi-Coloured Led

Introduction: Multi-Coloured Led

Hello, Tom here from Multiplatform Gaming.

I recently bought a kit from sain smart that contained a load of goodies to do with technology, that can be found here:

It is a great deal and I cant really recommend anything else. Sainsmart delivers a very much the same experience as arduino and the programming works fine with windows. As of today there are some problems with uploading the code to the arduino, in this case we were fine.

Step 1: You Will Need

For this project you need:

1. Bread Board (Optional)

2. Arduino

3. Jumper Wires

4. 5k/10k manual resistor

5. Multicolour LED

You dont have to use an Arduino but you need a large enough power source.

Step 2: The Circuit

This is a simple circuit and does not require any expertise at all.

1. Place down the controllable resistor and three jumper wires connected to each pin with one extra on the center pin to supply positive power

2. Connect the jumper wires to the LED with one on each colour (It is a good idea to colour sode them so you dont get confused.

3. Place the last jumper wire to GND on the Arduino and GND on the LED (GND means ground)

4. Dont forget to add the positive pin to 12 or 13 on the arduino board, my 13 broke so if you know how to fix it please leave a comment

Step 3: The Code

This bit is too easy just copy and past this code into your Arduino coder and upload

//Code by Tom Whyte of Multiplatform Gaming From the instrucable how to make a
//Multicoloured LED //Made on the 25/9/2014

void setup() { pinMode(13, OUTPUT); }

void loop() { digitalWrite(13, HIGH); delay(99990); digitalWrite(13, LOW); delay(000);


If you need the coder it can be found in the download section of

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    7 years ago

    Smart idea! Thanks for shearig :)