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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 Viswanadha A

Dec 20, 2019

It's such an extraordinary course. I'm Glad I can take this course.

By Hariprasad

Nov 15, 2015

Bit advanced lessons would have helped the expertise in this field.


Jun 2, 2018

i really learnt a lot. about arduino and the c language concepts .

By Kavya k

Aug 29, 2017

i really learnt a lot from this course and it helped me very well.

By Dale R V D

Jun 3, 2017

This class is a great start to learn C programming on the Arduino.

By Abhinav H

Jun 22, 2020

Worth learning this course for better understanding from scratch.

By C K S 1

Jun 18, 2020

It was great taking this course. very nice and effective teaching


May 9, 2020


By Mohit M K

Oct 17, 2018

A simple and informative course to learn basics of Arduino and C!

By Justin L

Mar 11, 2018

A exhaustive course teaching the basics of Arduino & C Language.

By rohit r

Jan 23, 2016

very informative with simple and easy to understand explanations.

By E C t

Jul 11, 2020

good course to learn basics to advance about arduino programming

By liping

Mar 18, 2018

The course is very useful , and the course design is interesting

By David S M

Feb 3, 2017

Buen curso para aprender lo fundamentos de C aplicados a Arduino

By Horacio L

Oct 22, 2016

Curso excelente. El profesor es excelete y el vontenido también.


Aug 30, 2020

A very helpful and good way to learn the Arduino for beginners.

By Liston D

May 27, 2020


By Amr D

Apr 18, 2020

What a great way to learn something new and very useful as well

By Vishal

Sep 4, 2019

awesome course, cleared my basics .. thanks to the organisation

By Pardhu G

Nov 13, 2018

Really easy to understand and catch up from a very basic level.

By Muhammad I A

Jul 20, 2016

Even though very basic ... but great content & great instructor

By Mark A N

Jan 22, 2016

Fun class! Great introduction to programming with the Arduino.

By Rafael O

Nov 23, 2015

Great course! Im trying to keep aways learning about technology

By Javier R V

Nov 18, 2020

Very interesting course. But you can see the way arduino works

By Subhasish D

Jul 3, 2020

Good Course for beginners and well explained about programming