This lesson extends the blinking LED project by adding extra challenges. You’ll start with a review of the basic Blink sketch and then have several challenges to expand your skill.
You’ve already set up your Arduino board and uploaded the basic, introductory Blink sketch. This sketch is considered the “Hello World” of Arduino. However, now it’s time to dig into the code and make some modifications.
Fun Challenge: Look up the origin of the phrase “Hello World” and tell one of the program staff!
Make an LED blink! This is the first activity for nearly everyone who works with an Arduino.
In case you moved away from the Blinking LED project page, here’s a breakdown of the supplies and steps to get started:
Here are the supplies that you need:
Several of the projects that you’ll be working with throughout this camp will have additional challenges that you can do _after_ completing the basic project steps. These are designed to test (and push) the skills that you developed during the lesson and project. This is the first of these challenges!
After you’ve successfully uploaded the basic Blink sketch and your LED is blinking, you can now move into the additional Experimenter Challenges!
Feel free to integrate one (or all) of these:
Have fun experimenting. Your Arduino journey has now officially started!