This is one of the first projects I have made with Arduino. It’s a little siren with a LED that fades and blinks on and off. It demonstrates basic use of LEDs and speakers. Also check out this article: 8-Pin Programming Shield
Constructive criticism is appreciated!
Let’s get started!
Step 2: Solder jumper wires to the button and speaker
Step 3: Drill a hole in the table tennis ball
Step 4: Wiring it up
Get power to the breadboard:
Run a jumper wire from the Arduino GND pin to a breadboard “-” row.
Run a jumper wire from the Arduino 3.3v pin to a breadboard “+” row.
Wire the button:
Run one of the buttons wires to anywhere on the breadboard’s “+” row.
Run the other wire to an empty column on the breadboard.
Run a resistor from the button wire column to an empty column.
Run a wire from the resistor column to Arduino pin 7.
Wire the LED:
Stick the LED on to the breadboard. Slide each pin into a different column.
Run a wire from the positive LED column to Arduino pin 5.
Run a wire from the negative LED column to breadboard “-” row.
Materials & Tools
Fist off, gather your materials and tools. I am assuming that you known the basics of Arduino and how to solder.
–USB cable for the Arduino (sometimes called a printer cable)
–breadboard jumper wires
–LED (Any color)
-A small resistor or two.
–small speaker (I found one for $2 at a thrift store)
–Ping pong ball