1.3 Distributing Power

First, lets connect our breadboard to Power and Ground on the Arduino board. The breadboard has two long strips for Power and Ground on each side. I put my Arduino right on top of the breadboard and hold it there with a rubberband or double-sided tape..

Breadboards can be a little confusing at first. If you want to learn more about them look here: Solderless Breadboards

    • Connect the blue strip on the breadboard with the ground (GND) pin on the Arduino.
    • Connect the red strip on the breadboard with the 5v pin in the Arduino.
This will run power and ground up and down both sides of the breadboard.

Original 3D Arduino model by Engineer Zero

Connect the two sides of the breadboard together.

Finally you need to connect power and ground to both sides of the breadboard.

      • connect the two sides of the breadboard together as shown on the left. Make sure you connect ground to ground and power to power.

Now that power and ground are running up and down the breadboard it will be easier for us to set up circuits like the LED driver we create in the next section.

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