Basic LED Animations for Beginners (Arduino)

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Contributors: Brandon J. Williams
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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.

The Great Big Guide to Paper Circuits

Let's take a look at different materials we can use to combine paper crafting and electronics.

LilyPad Tri-Color LED Hookup Guide

Learn how to hook up the LilyPad Tri-Color LED and use a common anode RGB LED in e-textile projects.

Qwiic Twist Hookup Guide

Take your volume knob beyond 11 with the Qwiic Twist digital RGB LED encoder via I2C!

SparkFun gator:particle Hookup Guide

The gator:particle is an I2C heart-rate monitor and pulse oximeter that can be used as a particle sensor. This tutorial will get you started using the gator:particle with the micro:bit platform.
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