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A button is a simple input component which responds to being pushed by a user.

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How can one identify diodes that shouldn't be used in a button matrix or similar application?

My understanding is that for typical Arduino situations (<10KHz, 3~5VDC) diodes are pretty interchangeable. 1n4148 seems to be a favorite answer and detailed explanations why are findable. What ...
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What is the best technique to design a 20 push button circuit

I will be controlling a robot with more than 10 motors which means I'll need 2 buttons each to control moving forward and backward. My controller is an Arduino mega. Is 1 pin = 1 button the best ...
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How do I make another action repeat inside a loop?

So, I've just started programming Arduino (and also in general), so I'm doing basic things, like switching on and off LED's. I've made them light in a sequence and then turning them off (in the same ...
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Problem with DC motor

I've got a circuit with Arduino UNO Rev3, DC motor, button to switch direction of rotation and potentiometer to regulate revs. The problem is that usually when I increase voltage using potentiometer, ...
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Detect button press in a loop

I am designing simple "Simon Says game" using Arduino. Simon says is a game in which a LED pattern is played and user has to mimic the pattern. There are 10 Rounds. First Round = 1 led, ...
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Serial.print() Inferferes with my digitalRead()

I'm running into issue properly reading a button connected to a digital I/O pin on my Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 device. I've implemented the debouncing script exactly as the Arduino provided ...
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How to connect an Output to a Pullup Input of another arduino

:tldr; Could problems occur if one connects a HIGH Output of one arduino to a PULLUP_INPUT of another while using differed power sources? Hi I'm building some devices for a LARP Dungeon (think Escape ...
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Send button only works when pressed immediately after

I am new to Arduino and I am trying to create a Morse code based "chat". I can submit a message in Morse code using the send button (the one on the right,) and when I press the button on the ...
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Arduino UNO With On / Off Module Switch + Battery Advice

So I have the following connected and the programming works fine when connect by USB The Parts 1 Arduino UNO 1 Laser Module (KEYS) 1 Rocker Switch Module (Standard 3 PIN) 2 Variation Motors (KEYS) 1 ...
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How do I make my piezo buzzer only hum once without repetition?

I have a problem with getting my buzzer to only do the tones I programmed in once. I know I have to add some sort of code but I'm relatively new to this so I don't really know. I want it to start ...
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Pushbutton to initiate a 5 time flash

The following code operates in a way that LED starts to flash only if the pushbutton is pushed for one second. I want to change this and make the LED flash for 5 times, immediately on push, regardless ...
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Doesn't stay in sub menu

So hello everyone. I'm creating simple menu with few sub menus,on my lcd screen. But i have run into small problem, i can't stay in my sub menu. When i press select button, it goes into submenu ...
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Arduino button voltage versus HIGH/LOW state

I'm measuring voltage between button's ground and input pole on the following sketch. When button is on off state, there's 5V there, when it's switched on and led turs on, there's 0. Is this a correct ...
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Making pushbutton behave as a toggle switch with ezButton - do I have to use ledstate with =! operator

I'm using ezbutton to make a pushbutton act like a toggle switch, first press doing permanent on, second press doing permanent off. I'm just trying to understand the basic coding. This project is just ...
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Increase or decrease const byte value inside the code with a push button

I'm kind of new in the Arduino world. I decided to make a self learning project with an Arduino where it controls a conveyor that simply moves from right to left and back again. There is a start and ...
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Single LED controlled by two pushbuttons - one of which acts like a toggle switch

Trying to control this LED with those 2 pushbuttons - one button that starts a short flashing sequence, another pushbutton acts like a toggle switch, one press bulb is on, another press bulb is off. ...
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force the state of the output

i have one input and buzzeer output and reset pushbutton if the input is high the buzzer will be on and i want to turn off the buzzer by the pushbutton even if the input still high any suggestions to ...
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Why is my button not working?

I'm trying to making a traffic light for my school project but my button for the traffic light doesn't work. The traffic lights should light up normally but when the button is pressed all LEDs should ...
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Arduino while loop with or condition

How do I write a program to wait (delay) until one out of two buttons pressed? I have written a program to wait until a single button is pressed. It's working fine. However, if I extend it to second ...
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Stepper motor won't change directions!

I am driving a bipolar stepper motor with an a4988 driver using the AccelStepper library. My goal is to press a button and the motor moves CW, then another button for CCW. I have looked at another ...
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Unable to make a really basic sketch work

I've been learning how to encapsulate my code within functions, and one of the examples I worked on is a simple INPUT_PULLUP button. When I upload the sketch from the arduino website everything works, ...
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How to wire and control a 16mm button with 2 legs using arduino?

I can't find any tutorials online explaining how to wire and control a 16mm push button like the one in the picture: Do you have any suggestions as to how use it with an arduino or a raspberry pi?
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How to make my sensor reads when i pressed the button

Hi I'm making a digital fare meter, I have a problem in how my sensor reads when I'd pressed the button(single tap). I need the sensor to read once I pressed the button because when I press the button ...
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Using AccelStepper to move a set distance while a button is held down

I'm working on a project and using a nema 23 stepper motor and driver. Need to be able to move the stepper 1/32 rotation when I press a button. I need a small delay so I have time to release the ...
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Push button restarts the arduino [closed]

I have linked an external push red colored button to my arduino but when I press it, instead of giving me HIGH or LOW, it resets the arduino. I am a beginner to this stuff so could someone help?
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Timing push button code

I am trying to time how long button is held for. The code seems to work but with two problems: the millis values are being read wrongly. If you hold the button for 1 second, it returns holdTime of ...
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button connection without connection to 5V pin

There are two types of tutorials for buttons: I don't understand how a button on the first image works. Do we just hope that there is some non zero voltage and hope its enough? I think the first ...
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Rasberry Pi Controlling Arduino - Reads "Ghost" Input - Doesn't Complete Logic Loop

I am using an Arduino Atmega2560 clone, I have used it many times before with satisfactory results - although I haven't used it with my Rpi before. My Raspberry Pi is model 4 (B I think?). #define ...
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Question about button circuit

I'm quite a beginner at electronics, but thought I would try venture into it. Currently I'm working on a project where I need to reuse a button module salvaged from some old hardware, but I can't ...
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Adding a common activation pin to a group of buttons

I'm working on an Uno, which has only two interrupt capable pins, but i need at least three buttons to wake it up from its power saving mode. Is there a way to wire buttons such that, in addition to ...
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Can anyone help be get readings off of my potentiometer with a push of a button?

Hi I'm trying to get my Arduino Uno code to work with a in a specific way where if I push a button, the Arduino will read the raw potentiometer value once and if I don't push it nothing happens. https:...
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Arduino waits until button release to activate

I'm fairly new to arduino, and on my own I'm trying to move a servo to the left and right using 2 buttons. I've got it working for the most part, however when I hold the button down nothing happens, ...
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Input state is stuck HIGH when function called using input also uses same input to call another function

I'm writing a choose-your-own-adventure style project for a class project. My Arduino Uno is set up with a 16-digit LCD display and two pushbuttons with pulldown resistors. I'm wanting each function ...
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How can I add a potentiometer and more buttons to my custom game controller?

I'm new to using Arduino, and know next to nothing about programming. I'm currently trying to add a potentiometer, and possibly a few more button inputs to my 3D-printed guitar controller project It ...
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Playstation module seeming to glitch out

I am not sure if anyone out there is familiar with the PS2X module at all but I am seeming to have a few problems with it. Firstly whenever the square button gets pressed down on by me, all of the ...
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DFplayer, Play sound when pin is high

I have a code here, from DFmini player. I have a tactile switch. when I press it on and release it will play a sound. My question is that when I press the tactile but not release it so I want it still ...
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How might I add a delay, close the servo and go to the start again?

#include <Servo.h> Servo myServo; const int piezo = A0; const int button = 2; const int yellow = 3; const int green = 4; const int red = 5; int knockVal; int buttonVal; const ...
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I need help creating a code that moves a DC motor CW or CCW based off of 2 different buttons

I know I can make the motor move backwards and forwards with buttons but I don't want it to move at full speed. I want it to increment in very small amounts to where it can be adjusted very small ...
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Button to stop a stopwatch not working correctly!

I'm trying to implement a stopwatch with an LCD display, and I'm supposed to be using the attachInterrupt command to catch the button press. The clock runs perfectly, but the button input isn't caught ...
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status whether the switch is connected to arduino or not?

I made a small circuit in which a push-button is connected to Arduino via a pulldown resistor. So, whenever it is pressed it connects to 5V otherwise pulled down to the ground. this is working fine ...
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RGB LED using potentiometer and push button

I'm currently working on an assignment which has to turn on an RGB LED using a potentiometer and button. The problem I currently have is that the button is supposed to change the color I want the LED ...
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Saving a value with a click

I have a rotary encoder and 2 buttons to a. Store the encoder value b. Reset the encoder value to 0. The reset buttons work fine the issue is with the set/store button. Where the value changes without ...
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How do I make LEDs lights up one by one according to how long the button was pressed and hold

In my project, I am trying to create a timer display with LEDs base on how long a button was pressed and hold. There are 8 LED lights in total, when the toggle button was pressed, 1st LED lights up; ...
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Continuous push button detection in for Stepper control

Currently, I've worked on code for controlling stepper motor with pushbuttons. So, basically, I have to press two push button to run forward and backwards. but the problem is when I press the 1st ...
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How do I make my LCD screen scroll text while allowing for button input?

Here's what I want my code to do: This is part of a tea infusing project that would automate the steeping of tea, part of this is initially having a selection of either Black/Herbal tea or White/Green ...
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using a switch case with a 5-position switch and serial output

I'm trying to get started on developing a menu system for my LCD1602. I have a Parallax 5-position switch (up,down,left,right,center) and I would like to interface the two. I've been trying to get ...
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External Button Interrupt (Digital Pin 3) of Arduino not working

I am trying to execute external button interrupt with Arduino and 16*2 alphanumeric LCD. What I am trying to do is when I press the button then the screen should switch between different options. When ...
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Problems with detecting button digital state

I am trying to start an event after pressing and holding the FLASH built-in Nodemcu button for a specific time, I wrote two functions, one for debouncing and detecting the state, the other is to ...
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problem controlling rgb led with one button

I'm trying to make a lamp which quality to change color by pressing a button, pressing once turns on red, pressing again turns on blue and so on, but I also want it to have a light effect in which it ...
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Button example: resistor vs wire

I am playing with this basic example: Arduino: Button There're a lot of existing questions about why to connect button to the ground. I get the idea more or less. Is done to avoid "noise" during ...

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