Arduino Potentiometer – Circuit and Code Example

This Arduino Potentiometer circuit is a simple example that shows you how analog inputs work, and how you can use the Serial Monitor to learn about what is going on inside the chip.

In this quickstart guide, you’ll learn how to connect a potentiometer to an Arduino board and read out the voltage. This is a great practice circuit when you’re learning Arduino. The code is straightforward and the potentiometer connections are simple.

Parts Needed

Arduino Potentiometer Circuit

To connect a potentiometer to an Arduino, connect the middle pin of the potentiometer to an analog input pin on the Arduino. Then connect the outer pins to 5V and GND.

Open Collector Output – What Is It and How Do I Use It?

An open collector output is not a normal high/low output. Instead, these outputs are connected via a transistor. And the collector of the transistor is available at the pin. For example, if you have a NAND gate with an open-collector output, it will look like this: So when the output from the NAND gate is ‘1’,

Arduino Blink LED – Circuit and Code Example

The Arduino blink LED circuit is a simple circuit that works great for starting to learn Arduino. Both the code and the connections are straightforward so that you can understand it with little to no background.

In this quickstart guide, you’ll learn how to connect an LED to an Arduino board and make it blink.

Parts Needed

Arduino Blink LED Circuit

To connect an LED to an Arduino, you need a resistor in series with the LED. This is to limit how much current the LED pulls out of the Arduino pin. The value isn’t crucial but should be between 220 Ω and 1000 Ω.