Arduino/Coding (Blinking an LED)

Graduation Requirements
Science Physical
Field & Cluster
Engineering Media & Technology
Equipment/Materials Needed
An Elegoo Starter Set

Arduino refers to an open-source electronics platform or board and the software used to program it. Arduino is designed to make electronics more accessible to artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

Badge Completion Requirements

Arduino (Introduction/Software Download)

We'll be developing and coding various Arduino projects following the examples of Paul McWhorter.

The first lesson focuses on install the drivers and software for the Arduino. When we refer to Arduino we mean any microprocessor that compatible with the Arduino software.

Please review the following:

Welcome to Arduino! 

The Arduino microprocessors are located in the lab. Prepare a presentation that demonstrates your understanding of the material in the video. Please blink the LED on the microprocessor.

Arduino (Lesson 2 Basic Coding)

Lesson 2 has the primary focus of moving the blinking LED from the microprocessor to a breadboard. If you're not familiar with breadboarding please review  "Breadboarding" before you start.

We'll be using a 220-ohm resistor 


Please review the following:

Please develop a presentation to demonstrate your skill at coding and blinking LEDs. In the demonstration please include coding for two LEDs and changing the blinking time and duration.

Please include in your demonstrations three LDS; the first, blinks 5 times, the 2nd, 4 times, and the third, 3 times. Then reverse the series blinking the third, 3 times, then 2nd, 4 times, and the first, 5 times. 

Arduino (Development of a "For Loop")

"Four loops" are an essential part of coding 

Please review the following:

Please develop a "for loop"

Example: "for loop"

for (int j=1; j<=10; j=j+1 )  { code in the loop }

Please develop a presentation demonstrating your skill at coding "for loop". Using two LEDs make one LED blink 7 times, then move to the second LED which will blink 5 times, then back to one. After successfully complete blink two LEDs, please add a third and blink the third LED 25 times before returning to the first LED.