This project is a little more advanced, but still accessible to relative beginners. ┬áThis uses a 5-position “joystick” switch to turn on LEDs.

Bill of Materials:

  • 4 – 5mm Red LEDs (or whatever color you have on hand)
  • 4 – 470R 1/4W resistors
  • Jumper wire
  • Breadboard with power rails
  • Parallax 5-Position Switch (p/n #27801)

5-Position Switch - Controlling 4 LEDs_bb


For the Fritzing file and the Arduino code, please visit this project’s page on