Arduino Push Button

This example turns on the built-in LED on pin 13 when you press the button.

1.0 Background Knowledge

1.1 Push Buttons

Pushbuttons or switches connect two points in a circuit when you press them.

2.0 Hardware Required

  • Arduino Board
  • Breadboard
  • hook-up wires
  • Momentary button or switch
  • 10K ohm resistor

3.0 Circuit

Button Breadboard View

4.0 Schematic

Button Schematic


5.0 Code



6.0 References

[1] 2005. Arduino - Button. [online] Available at: [Accessed 1 April 2020].


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