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28 Apr 2016, 20:29
Bill Fosbury (2 posts)


I have a question regarding “Arduino A Quick-Start Guide, Second Edition”

On page page 49, the first paragraph, the last sentence, it reads:

“Make sure the pushbutton’s orientation is right. Its connected pins have to bridge the gap of the breadboard”

If the pins on the two left side, and likewise for the 2 pins on the right side as you look at the picture in the book, are connected, why do they have to bridge the gap? Since those two pins are connected, it seems that the button could have been constructed with only one pin on each side.

Regards, Bill

28 Apr 2016, 20:42
Maik Schmidt (121 posts)

Hi Bill!

You’re right: the pins of the pushbutton do not have to bridge the gap. From my experience it helps beginners to get the orientation of the pushbutton right.

Best, Maik

29 Apr 2016, 18:36
Bill Fosbury (2 posts)

Hi Maik,

Thanks for the clarification.

Regards, Bill Fosbury

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