Chapter 2. Digital input and output

This chapter covers

  • Blinking more than one LED
  • Using a push button to control a sequence of blinking LEDs
  • Building a project step by step
  • Learning about interrupts
  • Building a reactometer

Now that you have a sense of what an Arduino can do and have completed your first test run, it’s time to delve deeper. You’re going to build on what you learned in chapter 1 and build your first complete project, a reactometer that uses LEDs, a push button, and a timer to record reaction times.

Let’s get started.

2.1. Getting started

To complete your reactometer, you need a handful of components:

  • A breadboard on which to assemble the project
  • A selection of jumpers to connect components together
  • Six red LEDs; ...

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