Hi all I am new here so I will introduce myself. My name Anthony and I got myself a Arduino Uno R3 just before Christmas as I have just completed a basic electronics course covering soldering and want to get into projects like this. I am following examples in a book No Stratch Arduino Workshop with 65 projects, and I have come across a project and I am stuck and need advice.
I am trying to do project 4 which is using a push-button to light an LED. Here is the reference sample and circuit diagram and pics: http://www.nostarch.com/download/samples/Arduinows_ch4.pdf.
The only difference is he is using a 4-leg push-button and I am using a 2 leg one. Below is a link to my circuit diagram I created, taken with my phone so it is OK-ish:
I know it is something to do with my switch that I am not positioning the components correctly, as I have even had the circuit if I touch the wire going from Pin 7, or move my finger near it, I earth the circuit and make the LED light so obviously I got a open short in the circuit somewhere. I have been on this for 2 evenings now and took it apart many times, so any help is appreicated as I am not confident in reading schematics yets, hence why I am following that chapter in the book. Thanks.