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Mapping of Potentiometer and LEDs

Project Members: 
Jess Kline


I modified the Analog Input code found on the Arduino website to have one potentiometer control the blinking rates of two LEDs. In addition, the code has one LED shine at a time, making the LEDs resemble the on and off blinking of christmas lights. (I used green and red lights to enhance this effect.)


  • Previous lab setup: green and red LEDs, resistors, breadboard, arduino, yellow and green wires
  • Potentiometer with three soldered wires, red yellow and black wires


* AnalogInput
* by DojoDave <>
* Turns on and off a light emitting diode(LED) connected to digital
* pin 13. The amount of time the LED will be on and off depends on
* the value obtained by analogRead(). In the easiest case we connect
* a potentiometer to analog pin 2.
* In Jess' modified version the code turns on and off two LEDs connected
* to digital pins 9 and 11. The potentiometer is connected to analog pin
* 0.

int potPin = 0; // select the input pin for the potentiometer
int ledPin1 = 9; // select the pin for the first LED
int ledPin2 = 11; // select the pin for the second LED
int val = 0; // variable to store the value coming from the sensor

void setup() {
pinMode(ledPin1, OUTPUT); // declare the ledPin1 as an OUTPUT
pinMode(ledPin2, OUTPUT); // declare the ledPin2 as an OUTPUT

void loop() {
val = analogRead(potPin); // read the value from the sensor
digitalWrite(ledPin1, HIGH); // turn the ledPin1 on
digitalWrite(ledPin2, LOW); // turn the ledPin2 on
delay(val); // stop the program for some time
digitalWrite(ledPin1, LOW); // turn the ledPin off
digitalWrite(ledPin2, HIGH); // turn the ledPin off
delay(val); // stop the program for some time


Dual color display as a result of fast blinkingDual color display as a result of fast blinking

Single color display as a result of slow blinkingSingle color display as a result of slow blinking

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