where to place output pin
August 9, 2008
i can't really understand why (i know it works, i just want to understand why :) ) you can connect the anode of a led (example) to V+ and the cathode to an output pin. shouldn't the cathode be connected to V- or Gnd? (example shown on page 4 of the getting started picaxe manual)
oh by the way. in the manual it says this can be done with the darlington. Can it also be done without it?
(i could understand how it works with a transistor: output current goes to base and cathode of led gets connected to Gnd through collecter and emitter)