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Bookmarked. I've thought about using timers for a while. Thanks for sharing.

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I'm up to the pre-scaler bit, and trying to set up an 8 bit timer with a /1024 pre-scaler. You need some of the info hidden in the datasheet for it; the datasheet can be found here: . At over 400 pages long, finding the relevant pages is extremely difficult... I've saved a copy to my computer though, for future reference.
Learning about timers is something I have also wanted to do for a long time, but I only got round to finding that page yesterday. It provides for interesting reading though!


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I learned about the timers on here: . Lots of good info for a timer newbie!

I read that a few months back; very well written, I'd like to see the guy do more! If we're not hung up on using the "pin 13" LED, then a timer can do the blinking for us with no additional code once it's set up:

//Turns an LED connected to Arduino pin 9 on for one second,
//then off for one second, repeatedly. Uses Timer/Counter1 to divide the 16MHz clock
//by 256 with the prescaler (to 62500 Hz) and then toggles the pin after
//62500 counts (i.e. 0 to 62499).
//478 bytes with Arduino 0022

void setup(void) {
    DDRB = _BV(DDB1);                  //set OC1A/PB1 as output (Arduino pin D9, DIP pin 15)
    TCCR1A = _BV(COM1A0);              //toggle OC1A on compare match
    OCR1A = 62499;                     //top value for counter
    TCCR1B = _BV(WGM12) | _BV(CS12);   //CTC mode, prescaler clock/256

void loop(void) {

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