2 question on the Serial screen

I try to learning Arduino
and in a learning video from Poul McWhorter i have this
code :

void loop() {
Serial.println(“How Many Times Do You Want the Red LED to blink?”); //Prompt User for Input

while(Serial.available()==0) {}
numRedBlinks=Serial.parseInt(); //Read the data the user has input

Serial.print("antal rød = ");
Serial.println(numRedBlinks);
Serial.println(“How Many Times Do You Want the yellow LED to blink?”); //Prompt User for Input

while(Serial.available()==0) {} // Wait for User to Input Data
numYellowBlinks=Serial.parseInt(); //Read the data the user has input

Serial.println(redMessage);
for (int j=1; j<=numRedBlinks; j=j+1) { // Start our for loop
Serial.print(" You are on Blink #: “);
Serial.println(j);
digitalWrite(redLEDPin,HIGH); //Turn red LED on
delay(redOnTime); //Leave on for redOnTime
digitalWrite(redLEDPin,LOW); //Turn red LED off
delay(redOffTime); //Leave off for redOffTim
Serial.println(” “);
Serial.println(yellowMessage);
for (int j=1; j<=numYellowBlinks; j=j+1) { // Start our for loop
Serial.print(” You are on Blink #: “);
Serial.println(j);
digitalWrite(yellowLEDPin,HIGH); //Turn yellow LED on
delay(yellowOnTime); //Leave on for yellowOnTime
digitalWrite(yellowLEDPin,LOW); //Turn yellow LED off
delay(yellowOffTime); //Leave off for yellowOffTime
}
Serial.println(” ");

The program never stop by the second While, it continus and assume that numYellowBlinks is zero

does anyone have a good answer before i lost my faith in Arduino.

Kent Orthmann

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As a matter of interest, what have you got the Line ending set to in the Serial monitor ?

I try to learning Arduino
and in a learning video from Poul McWhorter i have this
code :

int redLEDPin=9; //Declare redLEDPin an int, and set to pin 9
int yellowLEDPin=10; //Declare yellowLEDPin an int, and set to pin 10
int redOnTime=250; //Declare redOnTime an int, and set to 250 mseconds
int redOffTime=250; //Declare redOffTime an int, and set to 250
int yellowOnTime=250; //Declare yellowOnTime an int, and set to 250
int yellowOffTime=250; //Declare yellowOffTime an int, and set to 250
int numYellowBlinks=5; //Number of times to blink yellow LED
int numRedBlinks=5; //Number of times to blink red LED
String redMessage=“The Red LED is Blinking”; //Declaring a String Variable
String yellowMessage=“The Yellow LED is Blinking”; //Declaring a String Variable

void setup() {
Serial.begin(230400); // Turn on the Serial Port
pinMode(redLEDPin, OUTPUT); // Tell Arduino that redLEDPin is an output pin
pinMode(yellowLEDPin, OUTPUT); //Tell Arduino that yellowLEDPin is an output pin
}

void loop() {
Serial.println(“How Many Times Do You Want the Red LED to blink?”); //Prompt User for Input

while(Serial.available()==0) {}
numRedBlinks=Serial.parseInt(); //Read the data the user has input

Serial.print("antal rød = ");
Serial.println(numRedBlinks);
Serial.println(“How Many Times Do You Want the yellow LED to blink?”); //Prompt User for Input

while(Serial.available()==0) {} // Wait for User to Input Data
numYellowBlinks=Serial.parseInt(); //Read the data the user has input

Serial.println(redMessage);
for (int j=1; j<=numRedBlinks; j=j+1) { // Start our for loop
Serial.print(" You are on Blink #: “);
Serial.println(j);
digitalWrite(redLEDPin,HIGH); //Turn red LED on
delay(redOnTime); //Leave on for redOnTime
digitalWrite(redLEDPin,LOW); //Turn red LED off
delay(redOffTime); //Leave off for redOffTim
Serial.println(” “);
Serial.println(yellowMessage);
for (int j=1; j<=numYellowBlinks; j=j+1) { // Start our for loop
Serial.print(” You are on Blink #: “);
Serial.println(j);
digitalWrite(yellowLEDPin,HIGH); //Turn yellow LED on
delay(yellowOnTime); //Leave on for yellowOnTime
digitalWrite(yellowLEDPin,LOW); //Turn yellow LED off
delay(yellowOffTime); //Leave off for yellowOffTime
}
Serial.println(” ");

My serial monitor is at 230400 baud, i have tried 9600 and 115200.

The program never stop by the second While, it continus and assume that numYellowBlinks is zero

does anyone have a good answer before i lost my faith in Arduino.

Kent Orthmann

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Change your serial monitor settings to no line ending.

Or flush the input before you prompt for new input:

  while (Serial.available()) Serial.read();
  Serial.println("How Many Times Do You Want the yellow LED to blink?"); //Prompt User for Input

I've merged your other cross-post @munkemann.

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"report to moderator" is not a REPLY button LOL.