- Digital 4 from the arduino goes to pin #14 of the shift register
- Digital 5 from the arduino goes to pin #12 of the shift register
- Digital 6 from the arduino goes to pin #11 of the shift register
After the chip, put the resistors in place. You need to be careful that none of the leads of the resistors are touching each other. You should check this again, before you connect the power to your Arduino. If you find it difficult to arrange the resistors without their leads touching, then it helps to shorten the leads so that they are lying closer to the surface of the breadboard.Next, place the LEDs on the breadboard.
The longer positive LED leads must all be towards the chip, whichever side of the breadboard they are on.
It now just remains to attach the jumper leads as shown above. Do not forget the one that goes from pin 8 of the IC to the GND column of the breadboard.
Load up the sketch listed a bit later and try it out. Each LED should light in turn until all the LEDs are on, and then they all go off and the cycle repeats.