# Flowing LED Lights With Arduino Uno R3

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In this lesson, we will conduct a simple yet interesting experiment – using LEDs to create flowing LED lights. As the name suggests, these eight LEDs in a row successively light up and dim one after another, just like flowing water.

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## Step 1: Components

- Arduino Uno board * 1

- USB cable * 1

- Resistor (220Ω) * 8

- LED * 8

- Potentiometer * 1

- Jumper wires

## Step 2: Principle

8 LEDs are in a row successively light up and dim one after another. The principle of this experiment is simply to turn on eight LEDs in turn. The eight LEDs are connected to pin 2-pin 9 respectively. Set them as High level and the corresponding LED at the pins will light up. Control the time of each LED brightening and you will see flowing LED lights.

## Step 4: Procedures

The principle of this experiment is simply to turn on eight LEDs in turn. The eight LEDs are connected to pin 2-pin 9 respectively. Set them as High level and the corresponding LED at the pins will light up. Control the time of each LED brightening and you will see flowing LED lights.

Step 1:

Build the circuit.

Step 2:

Step 3:

Upload the sketch to the Arduino Uno board

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Now, you should see eight LEDs brighten one by one from the LED connected to pin 2 to that to pin 9, and then dim in turn from the LED at pin 9 to the one at pin 2. After that, the LEDs will light up from the LED at pin 9 to that at pin 2 and dim from the LED at pin 2 to that at pin 9. This whole process will repeat until the circuit is power off.

## Step 5: Code

```//FlowingLED Lights/*
Eight LEDs will light up one by one from left to right, and then go out one by
one from right to left.After
that, the LEDs will light up one by one from right to left, and then go out one
by one from left to right.This
process will repeat indefinitely.*/Email:info@primerobotics.in//Website:www.primerobotics.in/**************************************/const
int lowestPin = 2;//the lowest one attach toconst
int highestPin = 9;//the highest one attach to /**************************************/void
setup(){  //set pins 2 through 9 as output    for(int thisPin = lowestPin;thisPin <=
highestPin;thisPin++)  {     pinMode(thisPin,OUTPUT); //initialize
thisPin as an output  }}/****************************************/void
loop(){  //iterate over the pins  //turn the led on from lowest to the highest  for(int thisPin = lowestPin;thisPin <=
highestPin;thisPin++)  {    digitalWrite(thisPin,HIGH);//turn this led
on    delay(100);//wait for 100 ms  }  //fade from the highest to the lowest  for(int thisPin =
highestPin;thisPin>=lowestPin;thisPin--)  {    digitalWrite(thisPin,LOW);//turn this led
off    delay(100);//wait for 100 ms  }  for(int thisPin = highestPin;thisPin>=lowestPin;thisPin--)  {    digitalWrite(thisPin,HIGH);//turn this led
on    delay(100);//wait for 100 ms  }  for(int thisPin = lowestPin;thisPin <=
highestPin;thisPin++)  {    digitalWrite(thisPin,LOW);//turn this led
off    delay(100);//wait for 100 ms  }}```

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