March 20, 2014

Make a simple Arduino-based reaction timer

With some imagination you can create a variety of fun projects with an Arduino and a minimum of external parts, and one example of this is a reaction timer described by Arduino forum member boguz. The timer tests how long it takes for you to press a button after an LED turns on.

It is simple, but a lot of fun for beginners, and also some basic code to explain digital outputs, inputs and the serial monitor - which is used to display the instructions and results - for example:

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