Fantastic Five LEDs

 
FANTAST!C F!VE LEDs
BY: JAKE MAY AND ALEX RYBKA
 
Our project is a series of 5 LEDs hooked up to a breadboard. We also have connected a push button to the breadboard. It cycles through the LEDs, and the object is to stop the cycle on the green LED. You have three chances to do this. If you cannot manage to stop the cycle on the green LED, then the LEDs will begin cycling in the other direction. If, however, you can stop the cycle on the green LED in less than 3 tries, the green LED will begin to flash to alert you that you have beaten the game.
 
The program is relatively simple. We start out by defining our variables (above 'void setup'). Under void setup, we designate pins on the Arduino for different things, namely an output for the LEDs and an input for the push button. We also set up the serial monitor to run at 9600 bps, but we never really needed to use it. We then moved on to void loop. This is where all of the most important things happen. We set it up so that if the position of the button is changed, the computer realizes it, and it then determines if the button was pressed. If it was, the number of presses total is increased by 1. If the button has been pressed and the green LED (ledPin 5) is HIGH (lit up), then it stops cycling through the LEDs and the green light begins to flash. This means you have beaten the game.
 
We encountered numerous problems when we were doing this project. The biggest problem was troubleshooting the code. There seemed to be an endless amount of problems here. If I had more money and time, I would like to have added more LEDs, a speaker that plays a tune when you beat the game, and perhaps, I would have put the LEDs in a circle as opposed to in a line.
 
 

Circuit Diagram of ProjectArduino and Project

int ledPin = 9;          //Sets up the first LED that will light up, LED from pin 9
int switchPin = 13;          //Sets up the push button in pin 13
int val;                          //Declares val as a variable
int buttonState = 0;          //Declares a varable for reading the button state
int dir = -1;                  //Declares dir as a variable equal to -1
int buttonPresses = 0;      //Declares a variable for reading the number of button presses
 
void setup() {
  pinMode(9,OUTPUT);          //Declares pins as outputs for the LEDs
  pinMode(8,OUTPUT);          
  pinMode(7,OUTPUT);          
  pinMode(6,OUTPUT);          
  pinMode(5,OUTPUT);          
  pinMode(switchPin,INPUT);          //Declares pin as an input for the push button
  Serial. begin(9600);                             //Sets up the serial library at 9600 bits-per-second
  buttonState = digitalRead(switchPin);          //Tells the computer to check if the button is being pressed
}
 
 
  void loop() {                      
      pinMode (ledPin, OUTPUT);          //Declares the LED as an output      
      digitalWrite (ledPin, HIGH);          //Turns the LED on   
 
 for (int x=0; x<20; x++)              //The LEDs begin cycling through
{   val = digitalRead(switchPin);        
if (val != buttonState) {              //If the button state has changed...
  if (buttonState == LOW){          //If the button state is low...
    buttonPresses++;              //Increase the number of times you have pushed the button by 1
    Serial.println(ledPin);
    if (ledPin == 5){                 //If LED 5 is on...
    dir = 0;                          //Stop cycling through the LEDs
   delay(100);                      //Delay of 100ms
buttonPresses = 0;              //Resets your button presses
dir = -1;                            //Begin cycling through the LEDs
}
}
  }
  buttonState = val;
  delay(29);                      //Delay of 29ms
}
  digitalWrite (ledPin, HIGH);   //Turns the LED on
 
   if (ledPin<=5 || ledPin>=9)                //If the LED is on, ledPin 5 or less -OR- ledPin 9 or more... 
  {
    dir = -dir;                  
  }
             
  ledPin=ledPin-dir;
 
  if (buttonPresses == 3) {        //If you have pressed the button 3 times
  dir = 0;                                //Stop cycling through the LEDs
delay(1000);                          //Delay of 1000ms
buttonPresses = 0;        //Resets your button presses to 0
dir = -1;                      //Cycle through the LEDs again
  }
}
 
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