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Lesson 66: Controlling 4 channel relay with push button switches


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Part 6: Using Relay with Arduino

In this lesson we learn how to control 4 channel relay with 4 push buttons. There are two codes. This code lesson 66-1 is to toggle the relay like push-on, push-off. This code (lesson 66-1) is to push and hold to turn the light on and keep it pressed.


  /*
  * Lesson 66: Controlling 4 channel relay with push button switches
 *  
 *  when button pushed, relay ON and stay ON
 *  push again to make it OFF and stay OFF
 * 
 *  
 * written by Ahmad Shamshiri for Robojax.com 
 * on December 11, 2018 at 19:39 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada

  Watch instruction video for this code: https://youtu.be/0PW22PD89u0
  
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 *  * This code is "AS IS" without warranty or liability. Free to be used as long as you keep this note intact.* 
 * This code has been download from Robojax.com
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 */
const int pushButton[] ={2,3,4,5};// define push button inputs
const int relayPin[]={11,10,9,8};// output pins where 4 relays will be connected
String relayNames[] ={"CH1", "CH2","CH3","CH4"};// Just put name for 4 relays
int pushed[] ={0,0,0,0};// status of each buttons
int relayStatus[] ={HIGH,HIGH,HIGH,HIGH};// initial status of relay


void setup() {
  // Robojax.com 4-Relay-4-Push button 20181211
  Serial.begin(9600);// initialize serial monitor 
  for(int i=0; i<4; i++)
  {
    pinMode(pushButton[i], INPUT_PULLUP); 
    pinMode(relayPin[i], OUTPUT);   
    digitalWrite(relayPin[i], HIGH);// initial relay status to be OFF
  }

// Robojax.com 4-Relay-4-Push button 20181211
}

void loop() {
// Robojax.com 4-Relay-4-Push button 20181211

  for(int i=0; i<4; i++)
  {
     int  val = digitalRead(pushButton[i]);   
    if(val == HIGH && relayStatus[i] == LOW){
  
      pushed[i] = 1-pushed[i];
      delay(100);
    }// if   

  relayStatus[i] = val;

      if(pushed[i] == HIGH){
        Serial.print(relayNames[i]);
        Serial.println(" ON");
        digitalWrite(relayPin[i], LOW); 
       
      }else{
        Serial.print(relayNames[i]);
        Serial.println(" OFF");
        digitalWrite(relayPin[i], HIGH);
   
      }// else   
 
  }// for 
    Serial.println("=="); 
  delay(100);
// Robojax.com 4-Relay-4-Push button 20181211  
}// loop end



   

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