(SOLVED) Using one button to cycle through three different commands

As the title suggests, I was wondering if there was a way for me to have one button (just a regular old pushbutton from a hobby shop) cycle through commands each time it is pressed. I press it once it does one command, press it again it executes the second command, press it a third time it does the third command, then once it reaches the end of the list it does the first command again.

Would I just use the ButtonStateChange as stated here? http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ButtonStateChange Code:

/*
  State change detection (edge detection)

 Often, you don't need to know the state of a digital input all the time,
 but you just need to know when the input changes from one state to another.
 For example, you want to know when a button goes from OFF to ON.  This is called
 state change detection, or edge detection.

 This example shows how to detect when a button or button changes from off to on
 and on to off.

 The circuit:
 * pushbutton attached to pin 2 from +5V
 * 10K resistor attached to pin 2 from ground
 * LED attached from pin 13 to ground (or use the built-in LED on
   most Arduino boards)

 created  27 Sep 2005
 modified 30 Aug 2011
 by Tom Igoe

This example code is in the public domain.

 http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ButtonStateChange

 */

// this constant won't change:
const int  buttonPin = 2;    // the pin that the pushbutton is attached to
const int ledPin = 13;       // the pin that the LED is attached to

// Variables will change:
int buttonPushCounter = 0;   // counter for the number of button presses
int buttonState = 0;         // current state of the button
int lastButtonState = 0;     // previous state of the button

void setup() {
  // initialize the button pin as a input:
  pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT);
  // initialize the LED as an output:
  pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
  // initialize serial communication:
  Serial.begin(9600);
}


void loop() {
  // read the pushbutton input pin:
  buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin);

  // compare the buttonState to its previous state
  if (buttonState != lastButtonState) {
    // if the state has changed, increment the counter
    if (buttonState == HIGH) {
      // if the current state is HIGH then the button
      // wend from off to on:
      buttonPushCounter++;
      Serial.println("on");
      Serial.print("number of button pushes:  ");
      Serial.println(buttonPushCounter);
    } 
    else {
      // if the current state is LOW then the button
      // wend from on to off:
      Serial.println("off"); 
    }
  }
  // save the current state as the last state, 
  //for next time through the loop
  lastButtonState = buttonState;

  
  // turns on the LED every four button pushes by 
  // checking the modulo of the button push counter.
  // the modulo function gives you the remainder of 
  // the division of two numbers:
  if (buttonPushCounter % 4 == 0) {
    digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);
  } else {
   digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);
  }
  
}

Or is there something else that is more efficient that I could use? I really need help with this as I am trying to get this project going and I have everything else working but this one button which needs to cycle through three commands.

Thanks in advanced,

M....

I was wondering if there was a way for me to have one button (just a regular old pushbutton from a hobby shop) cycle through commands each time it is pressed.

Yes, there is.

Would I just use the ButtonStateChange as stated here?

Yes.

Or is there something else that is more efficient that I could use?

What could be more efficient that detecting, and counting, changes of state? I suspect you meant simpler, as in “Is there a function that will do all the work for me?”. The answer to that is no.

I really need help with this as I am trying to get this project going and I have everything else working but this one button which needs to cycle through three commands.

What do you need help with? All that is missing is making the code do something when the value of buttonPushCounter is 0, 1, 2, or 3. Only you know what you want it to do.

PaulS:

I was wondering if there was a way for me to have one button (just a regular old pushbutton from a hobby shop) cycle through commands each time it is pressed.

Yes, there is.

Would I just use the ButtonStateChange as stated here?

Yes.

Or is there something else that is more efficient that I could use?

What could be more efficient that detecting, and counting, changes of state? I suspect you meant simpler, as in "Is there a function that will do all the work for me?". The answer to that is no.

I really need help with this as I am trying to get this project going and I have everything else working but this one button which needs to cycle through three commands.

What do you need help with? All that is missing is making the code do something when the value of buttonPushCounter is 0, 1, 2, or 3. Only you know what you want it to do.

Did not realize it would be that easy... I shall try that right now! Thanks

Please don't post the same question more than once.

Edit - My apologies, I posted too quickly. I see now that you were merely reposting in a more suitable area.