Using push buttons with Arduino

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Today we are going to speak about push buttons, the wiring and how to implement the code for this circuit elements in Arduino. Push buttons connect two points in a circuit when you press them. That means that logic state of the circuit change when you press and keep pressed the button.

Components

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Arduino Nano (or another Arduino module)

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Mini-breadboard

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Push button

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Wiring schema

This example demonstrates the use of a button with Arduino Nano using internal pull-up resistor. That means that we will have a default HIGH value and LOW value when the button is pressed.

arduino_push_button.png

Note: the button pin can be connected to Arduino Nano D4 or any other digital input pin.

Arduino code

We've defined a struct (called button) to represent the state of the button. The serial monitor will output that state in real time.

#define BUTTON_PIN 4

struct button {
byte pressed = 0;
};

button button;

void setup()
{
pinMode(BUTTON_PIN, INPUT_PULLUP);

Serial.begin(115200);
}

void loop()
{
button.pressed = isButtonPressed(BUTTON_PIN);

if (button.pressed) {
Serial.println("Button pressed");
} else {
Serial.println("Button not pressed");
}
}

bool isButtonPressed(int pin)
{
return digitalRead(pin) == 0;
}

Credits

Official GitHub: https://github.com/hibit-dev/buttons

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