A potentiometer, also called a variable resistor, is a basic component that allows us to modify its internal resistance. We can use it to adjust settings in our program at any time. Or, we can use them to control things, such as a robotic hand or the intensity of a particular light. Here, we will make the built-in LED blink with a frequency that we will control via the potentiometer. We will also print the values over serial.
Following are the ingredients required for this recipe:
Hooking up a potentiometer is easy, and here are the steps: