Using an aduino

jake and I had a crack at using an Arduino. an Arduino is a miniature computer of sorts that can be programmed to perform a wide range of tasks.

i had never used one before so i started of simple, using the Arduino software i programmed the Arduino to make an LED switch on and off at the push of one of two buttons.

the setup for the toggle light.
the setup for the toggle light.

i first set up the wiring in the breadboard (the white thing with all the wires in it). how they were laid out was important as i dont want to short circuit the board. one all was in place i has to push the function (that was pre written in the Arduino software) to the Arduino itself.

the code told the Arduino to sent a charge of electricity from a port upon receiving a signal from the button.

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And on

it didn’t blow up. thats a start. i could see possible use for an Arduino in future projects, it would be interesting when being used in a game that involved disarming a time bomb or interacting with controls.