Alex Glow
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Code Magic for Arduino

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Code Magic for Arduino

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino 101
Arduino 101
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Pushbutton switch 12mm
SparkFun Pushbutton switch 12mm
×1
Resistor 10k ohm
Resistor 10k ohm
×1
Breadboard (generic)
Breadboard (generic)
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Jumper wires (generic)
Jumper wires (generic)
×1

Hand tools and fabrication machines

HW101 Marker
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Schematics

Button using internal pull-up resistor, with LED

Code

1. Streamlined Button sketch

C/C++
/*
  Button

 Turns on and off a light emitting diode(LED) connected to digital
 pin 13, when pressing a pushbutton attached to pin 2.


 The circuit:
 * LED attached from pin 13 to ground
 * pushbutton attached to pin 2 from +5V
 * 10K resistor attached to pin 2 from ground

 * Note: on most Arduinos there is already an LED on the board
 attached to pin 13.


 created 2005
 by DojoDave <http://www.0j0.org>
 modified 30 Aug 2011
 by Tom Igoe

 This example code is in the public domain.

 http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Button
 */

// constants won't change. They're used here to
// set pin numbers:
const int buttonPin = 2;     // the number of the pushbutton pin
const int ledPin =  13;      // the number of the LED pin

void setup() {
  // initialize the LED pin as an output:
  pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
  // initialize the pushbutton pin as an input:
  pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT);
}

void loop() {
  // read the state of the pushbutton value:
  digitalWrite(ledPin, !digitalRead(buttonPin));
}

2. Serial counting code with button

C/C++
Keeps track of how many times the button has been pressed, and displays that in the serial monitor.
/*
  DigitalReadSerial
 Reads a digital input on pin 2, prints the result to the serial monitor

 This example code is in the public domain.
 */

// digital pin 2 has a pushbutton attached to it. Give it a name:
int pushButton = 2;
int clicks = 0;

// the setup routine runs once when you press reset:
void setup() {
  // initialize serial communication at 9600 bits per second:
  Serial.begin(9600);
  // make the pushbutton's pin an input:
  pinMode(pushButton, INPUT_PULLUP);
}

// the loop routine runs over and over again forever:
void loop() {
  // read the input pin:
  int buttonState = digitalRead(pushButton);
  // print out the state of the button:
  if (buttonState == 0) {
    clicks++;
    Serial.print("Clicks: ");
    Serial.println(clicks);
    delay(100);        // delay in between reads for stability
  }
}

3. Latching Button

C/C++
Push and release – the button stays "on". Push and release again – it goes off. A simple button-based toggler.
/*
  Button

 Turns on and off a light emitting diode(LED) connected to digital
 pin 13, when pressing a pushbutton attached to pin 2.


 The circuit:
 * LED attached from pin 13 to ground
 * pushbutton attached to pin 2 from +5V
 * 10K resistor attached to pin 2 from ground

 * Note: on most Arduinos there is already an LED on the board
 attached to pin 13.


 created 2005
 by DojoDave <http://www.0j0.org>
 modified 30 Aug 2011
 by Tom Igoe

 This example code is in the public domain.

 http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Button
 */

// constants won't change. They're used here to
// set pin numbers:
const int buttonPin = 2;     // the number of the pushbutton pin
const int ledPin =  13;      // the number of the LED pin

// variables will change:
int buttonState = 0;         // variable for reading the pushbutton status

void setup() {
  // initialize the LED pin as an output:
  pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
  // initialize the pushbutton pin as an input:
  pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT_PULLUP);
}

void loop() {
  // read the state of the pushbutton value:
  buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin);

  // check if the pushbutton is pressed.
  // if it is, the buttonState is HIGH:
  if (buttonState == LOW) {
    // toggle the LED state:
    digitalWrite(ledPin, !digitalRead(ledPin));
    // debounce:
    delay(150);
  }
}

Credits

Alex Glow

Alex Glow

21 projects • 1484 followers
The Hackster team's resident Hardware Nerd. I like robots, music, EEG, wearables, and languages. FIRST Robotics kid.

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