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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 09, 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 07, 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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By Rajat A

Sep 09, 2020

A very well planned course with a very good instructor

By Rhiddhi P D

May 19, 2020

Great Course to learn Arduino, C and Debugging, Thanks

By Basak H

May 15, 2017

Great course, very informative and right to the point.

By Danny K

Jan 16, 2016

A good pstart to know about Arduino and C Programming.

By Varadaraja

Dec 19, 2015

All the concepts were very clear and helped me a lot .

By Alireza A

Nov 18, 2015

Great introduction to the programming side of Arduino!


Jun 04, 2020

Great exposure regarding Arduino programming using C.

By Laxmikant D

Apr 01, 2018

Beginner level course but well paced and interesting.

By Magno W d O

Jun 08, 2016

I'm doing this course and I'm very excited until now!

By Praroop C

Aug 03, 2019

good course , starts from basics that is really good

By Yee E S

Oct 07, 2019

Every explanation are clear and easy to understand.

By Ramanathakannappan

Oct 25, 2015

Clean and precise course for starters to IOT domain


Jul 31, 2020

Such a wonderful course. I appreciate Prof. Haris.

By Manikant R

Jun 08, 2020

Amazing, a lot of practical knowledge and exercise

By Arunkumar N

Jun 01, 2020

Good content and explanation, thanks Mr.Ian Harris


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By Kedfy G

Sep 30, 2017

Great job of the instructor explaining the topics!

By Ehab M A

Sep 23, 2016

Nice introduction about arduino and its components

By Harsh p

Jun 03, 2020

The course was a great learning experience for us

By Sayan M

May 27, 2020

great instructor !!!

great course just loved it.

By Singh A B

May 13, 2020

This course is best for learning arduino basics.

By Asrafuzzaman K N

Apr 29, 2020

one of The best courses I've ever done. Thank you

By Qasem J

Dec 20, 2019

It's very very difficult, but I done it with try.

By Abdiaziz R S

Nov 01, 2019

good course for starters, thanks to the professor

By Abhishek N V

Dec 28, 2016

Very good course who want to learn the arduino...