#2 Blinking LED on breadboard

In this Arduino beginners tutorial you learn yow to use a breadboard, what a LED is, how resistors work and how you can make a fading LED.

The resistor calculator is located at https://www.digikey.de/en/resources/conversion-calculators/conversion-calculator-resistor-color-code-4-band

#2 Blinking LED on breadboard schakelschema


  • 1× Arduino
  • 1× Breadboard
  • 1× LED
  • 2× Jumper wire (male-male)
  • 1× 470 Ohm (gold-brown-violet-yellow) resistor

Bas van Dijk

About Bas on Tech

My name is Bas van Dijk, entrepreneur, software developer and maker. With Bas on Tech I share video tutorials with a wide variety of tech subjects i.e. Arduino and 3D printing.

Years ago, I bought my first Arduino with one goal: show text on an LCD as soon as possible. It took me many Google searches and digging through various resources, but I finally managed to make it work. I was over the moon by something as simple as an LCD with some text.

With Bas on Tech I want to share my knowledge so others can experience this happiness as well. I've chosen to make short, yet powerful YouTube videos with a the same structure and one subject per video. Each video is accompanied by the source code and a shopping list.