Button LED

Turns ON and OFF a light LED, when pressing a pushbutton.

Hardware Required:

- Arduino Uno
- Button or Switch
- 220 ohm and 10K ohm resistors
- Wires
- Breadboard


//set pin numbers
const int ledPin = 2;         //const won't change
const int buttonPin = 4;

//variables will change
int buttonState = 0;          //variables for reading the pushbutton status

void setup() {

  pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);    //initialize the LED pin as an output
  pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT);  //initialize the pushbutton pin as an output

void loop() {

  buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin); //read the state of the pushbutton value

  if (buttonState == HIGH) {            //check if the pushbutton is pressed
    //if it is, the buttonState is HIGH
    digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);         //turn LED on    
    Serial.println("LED ON +++++++"); 
  else {

    digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);          // turn LED off
    Serial.println("LED OFF -------");