Lighting the board with one LED and a switch

Learning how to light the switch, initially, felt very intimidating. I kept putting it off because I was scared of how challenging it might be to try to figure it out on my own. But, it became incredibly less intimidating as I followed the videos made by Jeff Feddersen and Tom Igoe, the website resources listed on our syllabus, and using the arduino guide book that came in my starter kit.

I started off trying to power the board with a 9V and a regulator. But, the regulator that came in my kit wasn't labeled "7805" as we were instructed to use, and the light wouldn't turn on. When I removed the battery and used the arduino, usb, and my computer, the light then started to begin to work.

I then downloaded the arduino program and was able to make the light blink at my programmed pace, which was exciting.