Blink LED Example for Intel® Edison Board


Install & Setup



This example makes an LED blink every second. We are using the code provided under the examples for Arduino* IDE 1.5.3.


  • Intel® Edison compute module
  • Arduino* expansion board
  • Breadboard
  • One LED
  • Wires
  • 220 Ohm resistor


  1. Using two wires, make the following breadboard-to-Arduino expansion board connections.
    Breadboard Arduino expansion board
    Positive strip 5V
    Negative strip GND

  2. Place LED on the breadboard. Notice that the longer leg on the LED is positive, and the shorter leg is negative.
    Arduino expansion board LED Breadboard 220 Ohm Resistor
      Negative Negative strip Connect
    Pin-out 13 Positive    

  3. Connect the power supply and the USB to USB port on the Arduino expansion board.
  4. Open Arduino IDE. Click Tools > Board and select Intel® Edison.
  5. Click Tools > Serial Port and select the Com # that the Intel® Edison board is connected to.
  6. Click File > Examples > 01.Basics and select Blink.
  7. Click the upload icon.


blink led example


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