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.

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