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Lesson 62: Time control without delay, LED blink with millis()

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Part 6: Arduino Practial Programming

In this lesson we learn about millis() function a different way to add delay or determain time without halting other processes. This is example 1. Please watch the video for full details.

Millis reference page
  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 04:41 millis() example one
  • 07:14 millis() example two
  • 11:12 millis(0 example three
  • 16:11 LED blink using millis
  • 17:08 Wiring for LED explained
  • 18:06 Code explained
  • 22:36 LED blink demonstration

 /*
 * Lesson 62: Time control without delay, LED blink with millis() | Arduino Step By Step Course
 * Example-1 
 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri on July 27, 2019
 * in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 * Watch video instruction for millis() : https://youtu.be/obBX9hyH5mM
  This video is part of Arduino Step by Step Course which starts here: https://youtu.be/-6qSrDUA5a8

 

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unsigned long event = 5000;// 5 seconds
void setup() {
  Serial.begin(9600);//initialize serial monitor
  Serial.println("Introduction to millis");
  pinMode(2,INPUT_PULLUP);
 
}

void loop() {
  // Robojax.com millis() example 1
  Serial.println(millis());
  int pb = digitalRead(2);// read pin 2
  if(pb ==LOW)
  {
      if(millis() >= event)
      {
        Serial.println("Take action");
      }// if end
  }// if end
  
}// loop end

   

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