On 04-Mar-2017 we put on our first Embedded Software for Absolute Beginners workshop at CreateOldham 1.5. 10 hardy Guinea Pigs signed up and, despite a minor issue with drivers, we managed to cover all the basics of writing some simple programs, uploading to an Arduino micro-controller and integrating with an electronic circuit. The result – Traffic Lights.

What we didn’t get a chance to do was add a second traffic light. And a pedestrian button. We did distribute the software for these but I completely forgot to give people the breadboard layout or schematics, so here they are. Apologies.


The original single traffic light circuit.


The dual traffic light circuit.

And now with added Pedestrian button.