Another possible millis question using a push button and then a reset interval

description of what I am trying to accomplish:

-Push button to turn outputPin_3 HIGH or LOW and stay HIGH or LOW
-When HIGH, reset or (turn LOW and then back HIGH) every 9 seconds for 1 second
-When LOW, stay LOW

Below shows the HIGH/LOW pushbutton section only that I am using which is cut from my project.
Attached “All.txt” shows my entire sketch for the whole project.
Attached “idle_millis_test_2.txt” is what I’ve tried to accomplish this.

I was able to use millis() to turn LOW an output pin after x seconds as seen in the “all.txt”. It uses the same pushbutton idea as this one.
The reason I need the reset is that I have a recorded speaker playback module that only records 10 seconds, so I want a continual loop playback to imitate a constant HIGH state. Switching from HIGH to LOW to HIGH again resets the recording.

Any suggestions or tips to get me going in the right direction?

int ledPin_3 = 10; // LED pin 3

int outputPin_3 = 3; // output pin 3

int switchPin_3 = A4; // switch pin 3

int val_3; // variable for reading the pin 3 status

int buttonState_3; // variable to hold the button 3 state

int lightMode_3 = 0; // Is LED 3 on or off?

void setup() {

pinMode(switchPin_3, INPUT); // Set switch 3 pin as input

pinMode(ledPin_3, OUTPUT); // Set LED pin 3 pin as output

pinMode(outputPin_3, OUTPUT); // Set OUTPUT pin 3 pin as output

buttonState_3 = digitalRead(switchPin_3); // read the initial state 3

val_3 = digitalRead(switchPin_3); // read input value 3 and store it in val_3
if (val_3 != buttonState_3) { // button state 3 has changed
if (val_3 == LOW) { // check if the button 3 is pressed
if (lightMode_3 == 0) { // if lightmode_3 is off
lightMode_3 = 1; // lightMode 3 on
analogWrite(ledPin_3, 50); // turn LED 3 pin on
digitalWrite(outputPin_3, HIGH); // turn output 3 pin on
} else {
lightMode_3 = 0; // lightMode 3 off
digitalWrite(ledPin_3, LOW); // turn LED 3 pin off
digitalWrite(outputPin_3, LOW); // turn output 3 pin off
buttonState_3 = val_3; // save new state 3 in variable

all.txt (7.8 KB)

idle_millis_test_2.txt (6.11 KB)

Assume you have a function that causes your LED to flash. Call it flashMyLed().

Then you need a variable to record when the button is pressed. Each time the button is pressed the variable changes from true to false to true etc. Call the variable flashState.

And the decision code would be something like this

if (flashState == true) {
else {
  digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);


thanks Robin2, that worked perfectly.

I'm fairly new to programming but it's amazing how narrow minded I can get sometimes.