Since you have installed Arduino IDE on your windows system, In this lesson I am going to tell you step by step process to setup an Arduino Leonardo Pro Micro on breadboard. The reason we are using breadboard is because, it helps you understand how your hardware actually works. I wrote a whole bunch of tutorial on 8051 micrcontroller on breadboard recently and thousands are already using it. Well now coming to our topic. Make sure you keep handy all the materials required for this lesson. You can visit the lesson page if to see the materials required for this tutorial on "Arduino Leonardo Pro Micro On Breadboard".
Keep this Circuit Diagram Handy. Tally this circuit diagram along with the breadboard circuit you will make.
After gathering the components, follow these simple steps:
- Take out the half-size breadboard and place it on your table or whatever flat surface. I would recommend you to do it on table because it gets easier to work and insert components inside it.
2. Place your Arduino Leonardo Pro Micro on the breadboard as shown in the below image. Make sure your placement starts from '1' on the breadboard.
3. After placement, your breadboard should like this.
4. Now, we will connect our +VE pin of Arduino-Leonardo-Pro-Micro which is pin number 4(from right) to the +VE terminal of breadboard terminal like this:
5. Now connect -VE pin of Arduino-Leonardo-Pro-Micro (which is 2nd pin from right) to -Ve terminal of breadboard terminal. This is basically to provide the power supply for LED which we will be blinking later on.
6. Now take the 270 Ohm Resistor from pin number 10 of Arduino-Leonardo-Pro-Micro and place it in following manner:
7. After that bend the legs of LED in following manner:
8. And connect it such a way that the +ve leg of LED is connected to the resistor and -VE leg of LED is connected to +ve Terminal of breadboard (To check out the polarity of the LED see my short tutorial on how to determine the polarity of the LED)See the image for reference:
9. On completing it, Your breadboard should look like this. Make sure it is clean. This will help you to troubleshoot it later, and your breadboard will look good. I personally think breadboard is any art 🙂 .
And now you are all setup. In the next tutorial, we program Arduino-Leonardo-Pro-Micro for LED blinking program.