I have 2 question to understanding why things are the way they are:
- why do i have the 10k-ohm resistor added? the book says:
You'll also ned to add a 10k-ohm resistor from ground to the switch pin that connects to the Arduino. That pull-down resistor connects the pin to the ground when the switch is open, so it reads LOW when there is no voltage coming in through the switch.
can't i just connect without the resistor to ground? or even just leave it out, since it is connected to pin 2 as INPUT?
- why are the resistors for the LED's just before GROUND, instead of right after the pin? e.g. right after coming from
pin 3 => 220-ohm resistor => LED => GROUND
(similar to the circuit on project 1 where it was
5V => 220-ohm resistor => push button => LED => GROUND
Thank you in advance for any hints.