Digital Input: digitalRead()

Digital Input: digitalRead()

Digital Input: digitalRead() #

Reading digital signals with the Arduino or any other microcontroller is quite simple. You can just use the function digitalRead() which returns a HIGH or LOW depending on the voltage of the pin that you read.

Schematic #

Breadboard View #

Arduino with LED and Button

Code #

The code below does the following:

int btnPin = 2;
int ledPin = 9;
int btnState = 0;

void setup() {
  // Open the serial port
  // set the button pin to be an input
  pinMode(btnPin, INPUT);
  // set the LED pin to be an OUTPUT
  pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);

void loop() {
  // read the button pin
  btnState = digitalRead(btnPin);
  Serial.print("Button state: ");
  if (btnState == HIGH) {
    digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);
  if (btnState == LOW) {
    digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);