Blinking an LED

What will we do

Lets start by making our LED blink on and off. The way to make an LED blink is to follow this sequence of code instructions over and over again:

  • Turn the LED on

  • Delay for a period of time

  • Turn the LED off

  • Delay for a period of time

Parts List

You will need the following parts:

  • 1x micro:bit

  • 1x Micro B USB Cable

  • 1x Breadboard

  • 1x Jumper Wire

  • 1x LED

  • 1x Resistor

Wiring it up

This example we use a red LED but you can use any colour LED you prefer.

Ensure that the LED are the right way around, with the longer positive leads (anodes) to the left.

Block Coding