Breadboard view of an Arduino connected to a pushbutton. The +5 volts and ground pins of the Arduino are connected by red and black wires, respectively, to the left side rows of the breadboard. +5 volts is connected to the left outer side row (the voltage bus) and ground is connected to the left inner side row (the ground bus). The side rows on the left are connected to the side rows on the right using red and black wires, respectively, creating a voltage bus and a ground bus on both sides of the board. The pushbutton is mounted across the middle divide of the solderless breadboard. A 10-kilohm resistor connects from the same row as pushbutton’s bottom left pin to the ground bus on the breadboard. There is a wire connecting to digital pin 2 from the same row that connects the resistor and the pushbutton. The top left pin of the pushbutton is connected to +5V.

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