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STARTER KIT - DIGITAL HOURGLASS

Arduino Starter Kit example
Project 8 - Digital Hourglass

This sketch is written to accompany Project 8 in the
Arduino Starter Kit

Parts required:
10 kilohm resistor
six 220 ohm resistors
six LEDs
tilt switch

Created 13 September 2012
by Scott Fitzgerald

This example code is part of the public domain

// named constant for the switch pin
const int switchPin = 8;

unsigned long previousTime = 0; // store the last time an LED was updated
int switchState = 0; // the current switch state
int prevSwitchState = 0; // the previous switch state
int led = 2; // a variable to refer to the LEDs

// 600000 = 10 minutes in milliseconds
long interval = 600000; // interval at which to light the next LED

void setup() {
  // set the LED pins as outputs
  for (int x = 2; x < 8; x++) {
    pinMode(x, OUTPUT);
  }
  // set the tilt switch pin as input
  pinMode(switchPin, INPUT);
}

void loop() {
  // store the time since the Arduino started running in a variable
  unsigned long currentTime = millis();

  // compare the current time to the previous time an LED turned on
  // if it is greater than your interval, run the if statement
  if (currentTime - previousTime > interval) {
    // save the current time as the last time you changed an LED
    previousTime = currentTime;
    // Turn the LED on
    digitalWrite(led, HIGH);
    // increment the led variable
    // in 10 minutes the next LED will light up
    led++;

    if (led == 7) {
      // the hour is up
    }
  }

  // read the switch value
  switchState = digitalRead(switchPin);

  // if the switch has changed
  if (switchState != prevSwitchState) {
    // turn all the LEDs low
    for (int x = 2; x < 8; x++) {
      digitalWrite(x, LOW);
    }

    // reset the LED variable to the first one
    led = 2;

    //reset the timer
    previousTime = currentTime;
  }
  // set the previous switch state to the current state
  prevSwitchState = switchState;
}