LED Fade

/*
* Code for cross-fading 3 LEDs, red, green and blue, or one tri-color LED, using PWM
* The program cross-fades slowly from red to green, green to blue, and blue to red
*
* Clay Shirky <clay.shirky@nyu.edu>
*/

// Output
int redPin   = 9;   // Red LED,   connected to digital pin 9
int greenPin = 10;  // Green LED, connected to digital pin 10
int bluePin  = 11;  // Blue LED,  connected to digital pin 11

// Program variables
int redVal   = 255; // Variables to store the values to send to the pins
int greenVal = 1;   // Initial values are Red full, Green and Blue off
int blueVal  = 1;

int i = 0;     // Loop counter
int wait = 50; // 50ms (.05 second) delay; shorten for faster fades
int DEBUG = 0; // DEBUG counter; if set to 1, will write values back via serial

void setup()
{
pinMode(redPin,   OUTPUT);   // sets the pins as output
pinMode(greenPin, OUTPUT);
pinMode(bluePin,  OUTPUT);
if (DEBUG) {           // If we want to see the pin values for debugging…
Serial.begin(9600);  // …set up the serial ouput on 0004 style
}
}

// Main program
void loop()
{
i += 1;      // Increment counter
if (i < 255) // First phase of fades
{
redVal   -= 1; // Red down
greenVal += 1; // Green up
blueVal   = 1; // Blue low
}
else if (i < 509) // Second phase of fades
{
redVal    = 1; // Red low
greenVal -= 1; // Green down
blueVal  += 1; // Blue up
}
else if (i < 763) // Third phase of fades
{
redVal  += 1; // Red up
greenVal = 1; // Green low
blueVal -= 1; // Blue down
}
else // Re-set the counter, and start the fades again
{
i = 1;
}

analogWrite(redPin,   redVal);   // Write current values to LED pins
analogWrite(greenPin, greenVal);
analogWrite(bluePin,  blueVal);

if (DEBUG) { // If we want to read the output
DEBUG += 1;     // Increment the DEBUG counter
if (DEBUG > 10) // Print every 10 loops
{
DEBUG = 1;     // Reset the counter

Serial.print(i);       // Serial commands in 0004 style
Serial.print(“\t”);    // Print a tab
Serial.print(“R:”);    // Indicate that output is red value
Serial.print(redVal);  // Print red value
Serial.print(“\t”);    // Print a tab
Serial.print(“G:”);    // Repeat for green and blue…
Serial.print(greenVal);
Serial.print(“\t”);
Serial.print(“B:”);
Serial.println(blueVal); // println, to end with a carriage return
}
}
delay(wait); // Pause for ‘wait’ milliseconds before resuming the loop
}

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