Running LEDs Arduino Uno

About: I love to work with electricity, machining and woodworking.

Hi everyone, this is a quick and simple tutorial on how to make a cool light effect using Arduino UNO and LEDs.

It is very good for beginners who are just learning how to use Arduino.

Parts needed:

1x Arduino (UNO)

1x Breadboard

12x 5mm LEDs

13x Wires

1x 100Ohm resistor

1x good Will

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Step 1: Video

Step 2: Wiring the Circuit

So first thing to do is to connect all the LEDs to the Arduino using breadboard. The easiest way is to linear connect all the LEDs to the desired Arduino pins using wires.

We have to add 100Ohm resistor to the circuit in order to limit the current through LEDs.

Also a TinkerCAD project:

Running LEDs

Step 3: Arduino Programming

Next thing is to write a program for Arduino. First we define delay value outside any loop, that value will be the same through the program. Then we define PINs 2-13 as Outputs.

First For loop turn on the LEDs with the delay value between turning on the next LED. Second For loop turns off the LEDs in the opposite order.

In video, I have added some more variations of the program, so that LEDs acts in a slightly different way.

Step 4: Conclusion

This is a very simple project that anyone can make, using only a few components to achieve a cool light effect.

It is also good to understand how Arduino outputs works and also the For loop.

Thanks for passing by....

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    audreyobscura

    7 months ago

    This is a great introductory Arduino project, thanks for sharing!