thanks for your input. it's not like I don't understand it, I just don't know how it would apply to what I'm doing.
I'm trying real hard to understand your guys way of thinking, it occurred to me a long time ago that there are many different types of people and they all have different ways of understanding things. I'm sure I'm not the first person to come along that has a hard time understanding what you guys are saying, I'm sure those with thousands of posts have seen this many times my question is, do you run them off with banter such is this? or do you offer assistance? I for one think that a community such is this would be willing to help.
myself, being an expert in other things and also being part of a web forum sort of like this I definitely don't answer questions with, "figure it out yourself we're just here to give you our opinion on how the site is supposed to be ran" attitude. I'm trying real hard to have an upbeat attitude with the type of replies that I have gotten, but this cloak and dagger, "here's a piece of the puzzle see how it fits" doesn't really sit right with me.
this code is such a small aspect of my project that I was hoping that it wouldn't be this difficult for someone to help me.
Do I have to use const int ledPin = 13 to define the pin OR is there a way to define using pins 2, 3, ,4, and 5 as constants? I am using the code from the Arduino playground, Blink Without Delay which starts with the constant using pin 13.
Is there a way to string multiple pins in the blink without delay code?
Which is something that you learn to figure out by actually playing with the devices. If you can't figure it out, then you truly don't understand it enough; it's that simple.
The responses certainly haven't been warm and friendly, but calling it banter is a bit of a stretch.
here are many people who come here and can't understand it after an explanation and that's understandable.
is an apparent lack of effort, which is why you see posts about how quickly you respond with "looked at it, still don't understand it" type responses.
also a stretch. I think I characterized it pretty clearly when I said that we're not here to help you complete your project,
we're here to teach you how to do it yourself.
13 is convenient because most Arduino's already give you an LED connected to pin 13 through a series resistor, meaning you can upload the code to the board without adding any hardware. You're welcome to use whichever pin you like; you aren't tethered to pin 13.
Do you mean one after another? All at the same time? Binary counter? Random? The answer is yes to all, but the implementation is different
Look, I got it. You don't want to help me, but there are others that are willing to so please if all you want to do is continue down this road, save yourself some time and don't respond at all.
Everything that I try gives me an error.
understood, I changed it to 2 but I need to understand how to get 3,4 and 5 in there as well. so that I can have them blink with this code. Everything that I try gives me an error.
Maybe you're trying to teach me 5th grade algebra when I need to learn 1st grade addition. What's simple to you is not simple to me. and I'm sure if roles were reversed I'd bend over backwards to help you.
Wow! How did this thread escalate totally out of control? Halloween, I bet!http://www.gammon.com.au/blinkBeware of the zombies.
QuoteMaybe you're trying to teach me 5th grade algebra when I need to learn 1st grade addition. What's simple to you is not simple to me. and I'm sure if roles were reversed I'd bend over backwards to help you.I think that where we are having difficulty is that we have no idea that you need help with 1st grade addition. So, we assume that its 5th grade algebra that you need help with, since that is what you are asking questions about.If we answer the question(s) in ways that you don't understand, you bear some responsibility to let us know that. Berating people who are trying to help you isn't the best response.If we know that your difficulty isn't with 5th grade algebra, but is more basic than that, we can back up and start with more basic answers.If, on the other hand, we assume that, though the question was about 5th grade algebra, you don't even understand 1st grade addition, you'd be even more insulted, and rightly so.
can you please help me now?