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arduino:digital_io:digitalwrite

digitalWrite()

Description

Write a HIGH or a LOW value to a digital pin.

If the pin has been configured as an OUTPUT with pinMode(), its voltage will be set to the corresponding value: 5V (or 3.3V on 3.3V boards) for HIGH, 0V (ground) for LOW.

If the pin is configured as an INPUT, writing a HIGH value with digitalWrite() will enable an internal 20K pullup resistor. Writing LOW will disable the pullup. The pullup resistor is enough to light an LED dimly, so if LEDs appear to work, but very dimly, this is a likely cause. The remedy is to set the pin to an output with the pinMode() function.

NOTE: Digital pin 13 is harder to use as a digital input than the other digital pins because it has an LED and resistor attached to it that's soldered to the board on most boards. If you enable its internal 20k pull-up resistor, it will hang at around 1.7 V instead of the expected 5V because the onboard LED and series resistor pull the voltage level down, meaning it always returns LOW. If you must use pin 13 as a digital input, use an external pull down resistor.

Syntax

digitalWrite(pin, value)

Parameters

pin: the pin number

value: HIGH or LOW

Returns

none

Example

int ledPin = 13;                 // LED connected to digital pin 13
 
void setup()
{
  pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);      // sets the digital pin as output
}
 
void loop()
{
  digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);   // sets the LED on
  delay(1000);                  // waits for a second
  digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);    // sets the LED off
  delay(1000);                  // waits for a second
}

Sets pin 13 to HIGH, makes a one-second-long delay, and sets the pin back to LOW.

Note

The analog input pins can be used as digital pins, referred to as A0, A1, etc.

See also

* pinMode() * digitalRead()

Source: arduino.cc

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arduino/digital_io/digitalwrite.txt · Last modified: 2013/02/15 20:45 (external edit)

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