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kurtselva

Hi all,

I need to connect a pushbutton to my arduino for increment purpose:

So what I need is when I push the button once, the value reflecting in the LCD will increase by 1. If I press the button again, the value will increase by 1 again until it reaches a certain value where it goes back to the minimum value again..

So my question for such a set up, how are we supposed the connect the push button to the arduino?
is it as follows:http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Pushbutton

or am I supposed to connect it to the analogue pin instead?

Thanks!

Grumpy_Mike

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how are we supposed the connect the push button to the arduino?
is it as follows:http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Pushbutton

Yes.

However I think your problem is you don't know what to do with it in the software.
Try this:-
http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ButtonStateChange

kurtselva

Thanks for clearing my doubt.

Actually I understand that how we want the pushbutton to act depends on how we code..But got confused when I saw a few examples online where the analogue pin was connected to the pushbutton..

So what is there any difference in connecting the pushbutton to digital pin and analogue pin?

Grumpy_Mike

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is there any difference in connecting the pushbutton to digital pin and analogue pin?

Not much. You can use the analogue pins in a digital mode analogue 0 being pin 14 1 being 15 and so on.
Or you can do an analogue read, it takes much longer that a digital read but is still only 0.1mS so you won't notice the difference.

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