On Off LED With 1 Button

Introduction: On Off LED With 1 Button

I am not good at English...But I will try my best.

Many guys(including me :) try to on and off a LED with 1 push button. But due to some logical error in the IDE, it can not be happened. Sometimes, the LED comes to life when the button is pressed; but immediately becomes off when the button is released. I tried a lot and at last made a solution. In this instructable, you will be able to switch on the LED when the button is pressed once, and switch it off when the button is pressed twice. I will try my best to wxplain the code. Best Of Luck.

Step 1: Components

Arduino Uno


330ohm Resistor

Simple push button

10k Resistor

Jumper wires

Step 2: Wiring

Make the connection as below:

LED + to 330ohm Resistor to Arduino pin 3

LED - to GND

Button(pole1) to Arduino 5v

Button(pole2) to Arduino pin 2

Now ground the button through a 10k Resistor.

Step 3: Coding

Copy the below Code or Download the ino file:

* Programmed by: Md. Mehrab Haque

* Dhaka, Bangladesh.

* Phone: +8801795415378 */

int stateNow = 0;

int stateBefore = 0;

int i = 0;

int j = 0;

void setup() {

pinMode (2, INPUT);

pinMode (3, OUTPUT);


void loop() {

stateNow = digitalRead(2);

if (stateNow != stateBefore) {

if (stateNow==HIGH and i==0) {

digitalWrite (3, HIGH);



else if (stateNow==LOW and j==1) {



else if (stateNow==HIGH and i==1) {

digitalWrite (3, LOW);



else if (stateNow==LOW and j==0) {






Step 4: Upload the Code and Have Fun !!!

If you can not understand any line of the code, then please comment.....I will solve it in no time.

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    8 Discussions

    can i use one push button for start and end.. like smart shopping trolly i want that i give only one push button for shopping start and for shopping end..so can i do this by using ur code??


    Question 1 year ago on Step 1

    how could i replace the button with a remote? so that i can press a button from across the room to turn the led on?


    Question 2 years ago

    This worked just as you explained. How can I make the LED blink when i turn it on. I am trying to achieve different blinking speeds, but for now would love to know how to make the led blink when i press the button to turn it on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for this tutorial!

    Anwarul Bashir
    Anwarul Bashir

    Question 2 years ago on Step 1

    Try using a photoelectric diode. When the room gets dark, the led will automatically turn on, and when the room gets bright, it'll turn off.

    Md Mehrab Haque
    Md Mehrab Haque

    4 years ago

    Thanks for your feedback

    Young genius
    Young genius

    Reply 4 years ago

    amazing! I wanna learn code but I really like hardware I'm like geeking out right now, just found this site. OMG so cool!

    Md Mehrab Haque
    Md Mehrab Haque

    Reply 4 years ago

    I also learned about arduino and robotics from instructables...it is best.