Basic LED Animations for Beginners (Arduino)

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Contributors: Brandon J. Williams
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Resources and Going Further

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LEDs can be fun and easy to add to any circuit. There are tons of options! Power indicators, signal indicators, or just downright cool lighting effects. Play around with the Arduino code and make some cool effects. Maybe some illumination may spark something even better. Need some inspiration for your next project? Check out some of these related tutorials using LEDs.

Prototype Wearable LED Dance Harness

A project tutorial to add an extra effect for dancers performing a choreographed piece. The harness can be added quickly under a costume.

Lumenati Hookup Guide

Lumenati is our line of APA102c-based addressable LED boards. We'll show you how to bring the sparkle to your projects!

Gator:starter ProtoSnap Hookup Guide

Get started clipping sensors and lights to the micro:bit with the gator:starter gator:board from SparkFun!

Qwiic SHIM Kit for Raspberry Pi Hookup Guide

Get started with the Serial LCD with RGB backlight and 9DoF IMU (ICM-20948) via I2C using the Qwiic system and Python on a Raspberry Pi! Take sensor readings and display them in the serial terminal or SerLCD.
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