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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 Jauhari K

May 20, 2021

Very good for beginner mastering the basics


Oct 8, 2020

it is an useful and clear course. thank you

By Nagur B

May 7, 2020

it will be very helpful for a basic learner

By Bouthayna A

Apr 18, 2020

interisting and useful course thank for you

By Assaduzzaman N

Sep 26, 2017

This is a very good course in most aspects.

By Arpit J

Jul 9, 2017

it was a good experience taking this course

By Julio T

Feb 10, 2016

Awesome class! Recommend everyone take it.

By Kirill B

Jan 3, 2016

Very good introductory course! Thank You!!!

By Mario R

Dec 10, 2015

Excellent Professor. Great pace and content

By Châu H

Jul 19, 2021

I got a lot of knowledge from this course.

By Rishav C

Jul 5, 2020

Very well explained at a comfortable pace.

By Puram M

May 1, 2020

super course.... I learnt a lot ... thanku

By Anvay S M

Apr 6, 2020

Good course.

Recommended for all beginners.

By Raghavendra P

Dec 31, 2016

It is a fantastic beginner's level course.

By Carlos M

Aug 27, 2016

Very good introduction to Arduino Platform

By Héctor Y R L

Nov 17, 2015

from start with the arduino it´s very good

By Areej D

Jul 21, 2021

Great and smooth introduction! Thank you.


Oct 11, 2020

Thank you for providing this opportunity.

By Shivam D

Aug 7, 2020

Good introduction to the arduino platform

By Arad

Jul 5, 2020

Very detailed and well explained! Thanks!

By Dr.G H

Jul 4, 2020

Gained good experience in online learning

By Daniel V

May 20, 2020

Very attractive and interesting course .

By t v

May 4, 2020

very useful and great start for beginners


Apr 30, 2020

This was a fantabulous and useful course.


Apr 15, 2020

This is good course with complete basics.