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About the Course

The Arduino is an open-source computer hardware/software platform for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control the physical world around them. In this class you will learn how the Arduino platform works in terms of the physical board and libraries and the IDE (integrated development environment). You will also learn about shields, which are smaller boards that plug into the main Arduino board to perform other functions such as sensing light, heat, GPS tracking, or providing a user interface display. The course will also cover programming the Arduino using C code and accessing the pins on the board via the software to control external devices. Please note that this course does not include discussion forums. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Outline the composition of the Arduino development board 2. Describe what it means to program the board's firmware 3. Read board schematics 4. Install Arduino IDE 5. Describe what "shields" are and how they are used 6. Specify the role of libraries in the use of shields 7. Compile and run a program 8. Name C Variables and Types 9. Name common C operators 10. Use conditionals and loops 11. Explain functions, their definition and invocation 12. Explain the implications of global variables 13. Undertake the Arduino build process 14. Describe the role of the tools behind the IDE 15. Describe how to invoke functions in classes 16. Explain the structure of an Arduino sketch 17. Access the pins of the Arduino 18. Differentiate between digital and analog pin 19. Debug embedded software 20. Explain the importance of controllability and observability in the debugging process 21. Describe common debugging architectures for embedded systems 22. Explain how the UART Serial communication protocol works 23. Describe how the Arduino Serial library performs serial communication...

Top reviews

Aug 8, 2016

A very good course to teach you the basics of Arduino platform and IDE. It'll help you get started on how to code your programs and lets you build up on it. I'd definitely recommend for a beginner.

Aug 6, 2017

very good course to have basic understanding of C programming software , Arduino software which is explained in a very simple language where i was finding difficult before attending this course

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May 8, 2017

This course covers the most important aspects of an ARDUINO in a good Timeframe.

By Alberto S G

Oct 25, 2016

Very good series of courses that guides step by step in learning to use ARDUINO.

By mickael f

Oct 23, 2015

Great starter course for Arduino! Can't wait till next one to improve my skills.

By Daniel M M R

Jul 20, 2017

Excellent professor, thanks for cheering me up when learning about electronics!


Nov 4, 2020

Really awesome course.i learned a lot from this course. thank you so much sir.

By Diego A A S

Aug 13, 2020

Curso muy didactico y te sumerge de forma sencilla al mundo de la programacion

By Yedugundla V S

Jun 11, 2020

course was good. I learnt basics of Arduino and enjoyed doing the assignments.

By Sivaram S

Oct 14, 2018


By Ahmed E F D

Aug 18, 2018

this is a wonderful course . it gives you a lot of information in a simple way

By Kaustav R

Nov 5, 2015

Professor Ian G Harris is the kind of professor I wish i had at my university.

By Andres V

Oct 26, 2015

Thank you very much. This is an excellent introduction to Arduino programming.

By Ummar S A

Nov 26, 2020

very good course to understand Arduino and C programming. Definitely worth it

By Ravaishmi G

Jul 6, 2020

I loved the way the course was properly distributed into compatible lessons .

By yasmin a

Apr 22, 2020

This makes us to learn most of the skills and helps us to gain knowledge 😉😁

By Sandeep K

Oct 27, 2017

covers all the basics of arduino. All the concepts are explained beautifully.

By Anshul V

Feb 15, 2017

Prof. Harris does an excellent job of explaining the concepts of programming.

By Priyanshi S

Jul 20, 2020


By Shorouk A E

Oct 6, 2017

The instructor is perfect. It is good point that using simulator is allowed.

By Darshan s

Aug 17, 2017

The course is very good. Professor has covered the topic through very Basic.

By Luis R O P

Jun 5, 2016

Muy buen curso, excelentes las aplicaciones y las practicas que se realizan.

By Abdul A

Nov 25, 2020

This course is quite helpful for those who want to start there DIY projects

By Thomas h M

Mar 23, 2018

Good class. Straightforward. Modules 3 and 4 were best as far as content.

By huzefa s

Jul 20, 2017

Great coursework, systematically and logically desig meets the expectations

By Sarvatra V S

Jan 12, 2019

This course gives pretty good introduction about Arduino and C programming


May 8, 2018

the basics of arduino program and how to give them to the arduino are seen