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This is the first experiment for Amarino shield. If you do not know anything about Amarino toolkit or this shield please click on the following links:

  1. About Amarino toolkit
  2. About Amarino shield

You can get a list of other experiments at the end of this post.

This experiment has been derived from HEF4794_- Arduino_ Experiment.

This example makes the use of an LED Driver in order to control an almost endless amount of LEDs with only 4 Arduino pins. In this experiment, we use the CD4094 chip. Here, you can get the original version of this experiment: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/LEDDriver . The Arduino team has used HEF4794.

An LED Driver has a shift register embedded that will take data in serial format and transfer it to parallel. It is possible to daisy chain this chip increasing the total amount of LEDs by 8 each time. You need to refer to datasheet for connecting more CD4094.

The code example you see here is taking a value stored in the variable dato and showing it as a decoded binary number. E.g. if dato is 1, only the first LED will light up; if dato is 255 all the LEDs will light up.

NOTE:  Switch ON the IC1 -1 P DIP switch. If the switch is off, the 10pcs of LEDs connected to CD4094 will not work.

Arduino Sketch: LINK

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