Completely new to coding and anything circuit related, and I'd appreciate some assistance. I just got my starter kit 2 days ago. I downloaded the IDE software, plugged in the UNO to my usb port, and the "L" LED light immediately started blinking.
I've been on some other websites where I was told to check the Ports in my device manager and in the IDE window itself. That all seems to be fine.
But this is making it so that I cant do the basic beginner projects, such as pushing a button to turn on an LED light, since my light is ALWAYS on or blinking. I uploaded the BareMinimum example sketch and it went from blinking to solid light.
Also, when attempting the pushbutton LED tutorial, I opened and uploaded the DigitalReadSerial example, and the LED light was constantly ON. Going through the steps and wiring up the breadboard, I opened the Serial Monitor to show that it was seeing 0's when the button wasnt pressed, and 1's when the button was pressed. It seems like the code and everything is being read properly, but obviously the light should go off and on when I push the button.
Also, when I unplugged the UNO and plugged it back in, it started blinking again.
Does anyone know a solution, or did I get a defective UNO board?