LED Pattern Controller is the easiest and the best electronics project for beginners. In this project, we will make an RGB LED Pattern Controller using an Arduino.
In this course, you will learn RGB LEDs, the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) technique and how to make a LED pattern with an Arduino.
All the supplies required for this course is available for purchase from our Proto-PIC online shop.
To make the LED Pattern Controller you will need the following:
- Arduino Uno Board
- Resistors (3×220 Ohms, 1x10k Ohms)
- RGB LEDs (Common Anode)
- Push Button
- Jump wires
This project uses a breadboard which is a board made of plastic with metal tracks inside which are springy. They make it easier to connect up wires and components in a circuit.
Using a breadboard avoids having to solder wires and components together. Instead you simply push them into the breadboard.
They’re also great for beginners and you can re-use the parts you buy from Proto-PIC for other projects because there’s no soldering involved.
It’s ok if you make a mistake too, because you can easily remove components and wires from the breadboard.
Under the surface of a breadboard are columns and rows of springy metal tracks. These help keep wires and components in place.
The five holes in each row are connected on the breadboard. To electronically connect components or wires together, plug them into the same column on the side of the breadboard. Or plug them into the same row in the main body of the breadboard.
In this course, you are creating an electric circuit to make energy. This energy is used to make something happen. In this project, it is to light up the LEDs. Electric current flows around electrics circuits, but only if the circuit is complete. It needs a complete path along which the electrons can flow.