Most Simplest Toggle Switch With Arduino

Introduction: Most Simplest Toggle Switch With Arduino

About: An Electrical Engineering Teacher in Athens Greece. Most of these small projects here, are constructed for enhancing the learning of the use of Arduino as well as basic electricity and electronics for studen...

Simple! I hope you like it! Enjoy to fool around!

Nothing more to say than in the commenting code...

Step 1: The Code

/*********************
Simple toggle switch
Created by: P.Agiakatsikas
*********************/

int button = 8;
int led = 13
int status = false;

void setup(){
pinMode(led, OUTPUT);
pinMode(button, INPUT_PULLUP); // set the internal pull up resistor, unpressed button is HIGH
}

void loop(){
//a) if the button is not pressed the false status is reversed by !status and the LED turns on
//b) if the button is pressed the true status is reveresed by !status and the LED turns off

if (digitalRead(button) == true) {
status = !status;
digitalWrite(led, status);
} while(digitalRead(button) == true);
delay(50); // keeps a small delay
}

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    3 Discussions

    HI,

    Can we connect 8 push buttons to the Arduino Uno and Control 8 outputs as LED's ?

    A great help, thanks! could you please xapin thw purpose of the "while" statemet at the end? i had to remove it as the code didnt seem to work with it in

    Thank you for this, but I noticed two things that should be corrected.

    1. "int led = 3" is missing a ;

    2. The LED in the diagram is backwards.

    Great sample for a project I'm working on nonetheless. With a little troubleshooting I got it to work.