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I'm Alive Tutorial

Task: Make some blinky lights blink.

Difficulty: Ultra Beginner

Purpose: Learn the basics of the Spin language.


  • Functions
  • Blocks
  • Logic
  • Interactivity


  • LameControl


In this chapter, you'll be introduced to the Spin programming language.

A computer is programmed by giving it instructions, one after the other.

Once you've written a program, it is transformed into a form that a computer can read by a compiler. To run it, you have to download the code to the board in order to run it.

In PropellerIDE, simply press F10 and in a few moments, the LameStation will run your code.

The examples in this section can be found in the demos/basics/ folder of the LameStation SDK.