Setting Up the Circuit

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Now we'll set up our simple circuit!

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Step 1: Connect Power

Start by hooking up the GND and 5V pins on the Arduino to the bottom voltage rail on the breadboard.

  1. Connect the 5V and GND pins to the bottom voltage rails.

  2. Continue to the next step.

Step 2: Connect the Potentiometer

There is only one component in this project!

Attach the potentiometer across the center gap in the breadboard. The center pin (wiper) will connect to analog pin A0.

  1. Connect the left terminal of the pot to the 5 volt rail.
  2. Connect the right terminal of the pot to the ground rail.
  3. Connect the center pin of the pot (wiper) to analog pin A0 on the Arduino.
  4. Continue to the next lesson to write the brief Arduino code.

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