June 13, 2014

An Arduino-powered Fibonacci number generator with 8-bit binary display

For the mathematically-inclined, various numbering sequences are of interest and a more popular one is the Fibonacci sequence. For the uninitiated, Fibonacci numbers may start with zero, then follow on with 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 and so on. Each number is calculated by adding the two numbers before it, for example 8 = 5 + 3, 55 = 34 + 21, and so on. You can learn more about these here and here

The generation of these are a classic programming challenge, and one taken by Caleb from the Hobby Hobbyist blog. He's used an Arduino to calculate the number sequence and display them in binary form using eight LEDs, as shown in the following video:

Caleb provides the sketch to recreate this yourself on his website, which leaves it open for performance enhancement and experimenting. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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The Hobby Hobbyist said:

Hey, thanks for the write up on my project! I’m still trying to find the time to get the website up and running, but it’s good to know it’s getting some views!

- Caleb

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