10k Resister problem.

Hello,

I am completely new to arduino and am currently following a book. I know nothing about schematics or electric concepts
The current projects needs a 10k resister.
Here is the image of the project: Dropbox - Error

The resister next to the push button is the 10K one.
I only have 4.7k, 47k, and some other smaller than resisters.
Can I use two 4.7k resisters?

Thanks,

Single 4.7K is okay.

if you can use two in series.

4.7k + 4.7k = 9.4k.

Hi and welcome.

Keep following that book.
You'll learn how to do that without a resistor.
For now, as CrossRoads (an excellent teacher) told you: a single 4K7 will do just fine.

Hey,

Just to let you know, I am stronger on my coding than electronics but a bit of a newbie to the whole thing as well.

The books/tutorials tend to tell you what to do and dont really explain "why". I would look up some basic electronics guides/lessons/tutorials because the knowledge will come in handy later down the line!

Johnny010:
Hey,

Just to let you know, I am stronger on my coding than electronics but a bit of a newbie to the whole thing as well.

The books/tutorials tend to tell you what to do and dont really explain "why". I would look up some basic electronics guides/lessons/tutorials because the knowledge will come in handy later down the line!

Got it, I was thinking the same thing. Will continue on and at the same time I bought a textbook with some basic electrical concepts.

My book can get you there.
"Arduino for Teens" for those with some programming background and now getting into embedded computing.

CrossRoads:
My book can get you there.
"Arduino for Teens" for those with some programming background and now getting into embedded computing.

Thanks for the recommendation. I will look into it. Will try to finish this book (Beginning Arduino) first though. Promised myself I'd get through it this summer.

CrossRoads:
My book can get you there.
"Arduino for Teens" for those with some programming background and now getting into embedded computing.

free ?. link for download ?

Naruto128:

CrossRoads:
My book can get you there.
"Arduino for Teens" for those with some programming background and now getting into embedded computing.

free ?. link for download ?

No, you'd have to pay for it. amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Arduino-Teens-For-Course-Technology/dp/1285420896

seal308:

Naruto128:

CrossRoads:
My book can get you there.
"Arduino for Teens" for those with some programming background and now getting into embedded computing.

free ?. link for download ?

No, you'd have to pay for it. amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Arduino-Teens-For-Course-Technology/dp/1285420896

I have no gold =(

Naruto128:

CrossRoads:
My book can get you there.
"Arduino for Teens" for those with some programming background and now getting into embedded computing.

free ?. link for download ?

:slight_smile: good joke! The guy how writes the book and that will make money for selling it "is listening". And for the answers that he give here in the forum (for free) it will be a money well spent, I think.

someone gives me 50 dollars so I buy the book?

The book is sold for $25! What do you want do do with the other $25?

BTW, I have no job for more that one year now! I can't help you.

You can always look for the same information in the net. But that will cost you mush more time and effort.

luisilva:
The book is sold for $25! What do you want do do with the other $25?

BTW, I have no job for more that one year now! I can't help you.

You can always look for the same information in the net. But that will cost you mush more time and effort.

I need to book and buy the hardware to develop the book.

Well, moderating, a bit more than listening :wink:

The publisher sells the book, we just get a small royalty payment/book twice a year. Helps pay for parts, not much else 8)

It is pretty hardware oriented, as we are both hardware engineers. Assumes the reader has some programming experience, as many schools are teaching that now.
Next book may go into software more, publisher has asked about an advanced arduino book.

There is lots of free information and tutorials on line. This is a basic tutorial, just one of very many. It will give you some much needed understanding of simple circuits for a start. You must learn to walk before you can run. http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/

CrossRoads:
Well, moderating, a bit more than listening :wink:

The publisher sells the book, we just get a small royalty payment/book twice a year. Helps pay for parts, not much else 8)

It is pretty hardware oriented, as we are both hardware engineers. Assumes the reader has some programming experience, as many schools are teaching that now.
Next book may go into software more, publisher has asked about an advanced arduino book.

From the "Table of contents" it seems very well organised, at least. I think it may have few "real" examples, but maybe the chapter 5 explain why. It can be a good idea to have other(s) for different kind of public.
But I think (with the information that I have) that is very neat. Congratulations.

I need 50 gold and 10 wood

I don’t know about your age, Naruto128, but that is the first step: to know what you need to go ahead.
Next step is to go out and work for that, as anybody else over here.
You can’t expect everybody else to work for you (i know there’s tons of people disagreeing with that), that doesn’t work.

So instead of asking for stuff that has to be bought for free, start looking for stuff that is free and might not offer exactly what you are looking for.
That might mean there is a steeper learning curve, but that is the way you would choose to go.

Point is: act instead of complain.
If you need money to get any book at all, go out and earn that money.
If you are younger that say 15 years, and so working for that is not acceptable, ask parents or other family (perhaps as a birthday gift).