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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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By Gaikwad S R

May 22, 2020

This course is very helpful for me bcoz i have learn so many new things

By Manas P

May 9, 2020

Perfect course for those who are beginners in Arduino and C programming

By Nitin A

Apr 20, 2020

Simple and easy to start and complete.

learn Arduino and revise C basics

By Jefferson E S d A

Aug 29, 2018

Simplesmente um dos melhores cursos que já tive o prazer de participar.

By cesromer

Jul 16, 2018

Nice theory background, i learn a few things and reinforce a lot more!.

By Gareth J

Dec 28, 2017

Learnt alot about C and the Arduino, including building my own circuits

By Maksym B

Dec 9, 2017

Great course. It is simple. And that is what allowed me to finish it:-)

By Pradeep P

Nov 20, 2017

i never know Arduino Platform is so easy to learn

the course is awesome

By AbdelMageed M

Sep 12, 2016

good course for beginners and the instructor teaching simply way talent

By Gustavo L

Nov 22, 2015

Awesome course for someone looking beginners information about Arduino.


Sep 16, 2020

This is a great place to start understanding C programming and Arduino

By Amith K V

Jul 7, 2020

Good introductory course which instills curiosity to explore and learn

By Vishal K

May 12, 2020

Great and useful course for beginners to start learning about the IoT!

By Mansoor A H M

Sep 30, 2018

this course is remarkable , superb , awesome and i like this course ..

By Thiago L N

Jan 31, 2017

This course will open a lot of doors, new skills and a new oportunity.

By Sharan S P

Jul 15, 2020

the explanation was extremely good. It has helped me a lot. Thank you

By Akhil G

Nov 7, 2019

Excellent course. but theoretical part was more than required I guess

By Mohammad K A

Dec 31, 2015

Nice course to learn Ardunio basics and serial communication over it.

By Keerthana G

Oct 14, 2020

Crystal clear explanation,resources,assignments . Best for beginners

By Gayatri P

May 12, 2020

Excellent course as a beginner and coder entering the Arduino world.

By Jay I

Mar 12, 2020

Wonderful informative course with lots of applicable lesson material

By Shubham C

Feb 10, 2019

The contents and the instructor both where a pleasure to learn with.

By ashutosh o

Dec 5, 2015

method of teaching is fantastic

more programming example may be added

By Alexandru C

Nov 30, 2015

Great course! Great explanations! Great examples! Great assignments!

By Ziyad M M

Mar 30, 2021

I learned how to use and how to program arduino, and I enjoyed it.