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davindc

Im trying to program an arduino uno to turn an LED sequence on and off by the push of a button.
This is the code i am working with:
/*
  Button

Turns on and off a light emitting diode(LED) connected to digital 
pin 10, when pressing a pushbutton attached to pin 2.


The circuit:
* LED attached from pin 10 to ground
* pushbutton attached to pin 2 from +5V
* 10K resistor attached to pin 2 from ground

* Note: LED is external


created 2005
by DojoDave <http://www.0j0.org>
modified 30 Aug 2011
by Tom Igoe

This example code is in the public domain.

http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Button
*/

// constants won't change. They're used here to
// set pin numbers:
const int buttonPin = 2;     // the number of the pushbutton pin
const int ledPin =  10;      // the number of the LED pin

// variables will change:
int buttonState = 0;         // variable for reading the pushbutton status

void setup() {
  // initialize the LED pin as an output:
  pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);     
  // initialize the pushbutton pin as an input:
  pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT);     
}

void loop(){
  // read the state of the pushbutton value:
  buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin);

  // check if the pushbutton is pressed.
  // if it is, the buttonState is HIGH:
  if (buttonState == HIGH) {     
    // turn LED on:   
    digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); 
  }
  else {
    // turn LED off:
    digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);
  }
}
But only the led on the arduino chip connected to pin 13 reacts to the button even though i have an external LED connected.
any help?

JimboZA

Maybe you have the external LED in back-to-front?
Roy from ITCrowd: Have you tried turning it off an on again?
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marco_c

To check the obvious
1. Is the LED in the right way around?
2. You have downloaded the new softeare to the Arduino board?
3. Have you tried some other pin (8, 9, 7) in case you pin 10 is damaged?
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