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Arduino Tutorial - Lesson 5

Arduino Tutorial - Lesson 5
We've done a lot so far, blinking lights, printing messages...all of that stuff is output: signals coming from the Arduino. The next step is to start playing with input, with the Arduino responding to outside events. In this lesson we will begin with the most basic kind of input, a push-button switch! You're probably familiar with switches, there's tons of them in your house. One kind of switch you use every day is a light switch. A light switch is a simple device with two positions, on and off. On the left, the switch is open and no current flows. (thanks wikipedia!) In this photo, you can see the internals of a light switch. Light switches are great but we need something smaller. These little switches are a 1/4" on each side, cost about 25 cents, and can plug directly into a breadboard. Normally, the two wires are disconnected (normally open) but when you press the little button on top, they are mechanically connected. Find 5 things around the house that have switches. Switch capability

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Arduino Authors: TRONIXSTUFF In this article we go back to the past via the use of push-wheel/thumb-wheel switches with out Arduino systems. Here are some examples sourced from somewhere on eBay: For the uninitiated, each switch is one vertical segment and they can be connected together to form various sizes. MicroPython pyboard [v1.0] ID: 2390 - $44.95 The pyboard is a compact and powerful electronics development board that runs MicroPython. It connects to your PC over USB, giving you a USB flash drive to save your Python scripts, and a serial Python prompt (a REPL) for instant programming. Works with Windows, Mac and Linux.MicroUSB cable not included, but you can pick one up from the store!MicroPython is a complete re-write of the Python (version 3.4) programming language so that it fits and runs on a microcontroller. It includes many optimisations so that it runs efficiently and uses very little RAM.MicroPython runs bare-metal on the pyboard, and essentially gives you a Python operating system.

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