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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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Apr 30, 2020

This was a fantabulous and useful course.


Apr 15, 2020

This is good course with complete basics.

By M S H

Dec 2, 2019

Its really informative to me. I love it.


Sep 4, 2019

Thank you sir , it's really useful to me.

By 张渝宁

Sep 16, 2018

Easy and clear, interesting for freshman.

By Marko B

Oct 17, 2017

Good basic knowledge for ardino platform.

By Richard L

Jun 6, 2017

Thinking it is starting to come together.

By Nour E

Nov 6, 2016

good concept to understand what is happen

By Chinmay R

Oct 6, 2016

Explained Serial Communication very well.

By Alexander P G

Dec 1, 2020

Excelent course for start using Arduino!

By Mustak A

Sep 14, 2020

Good presentation and great way to teach


Aug 27, 2020

Very nice course . Exactly what i needed

By John M

May 11, 2020

Amazing course and informative teacher!!

By R.S.Shaikshavali M

Jul 18, 2018

Wonderfully it gave me platform to learn

By Airat G

Oct 20, 2015

Отличный курс по Ардуине для начинающих.


Oct 13, 2020

Great couse. very use in my devolepment

By Vladimir N

Sep 3, 2020

Thanks. It was very interesting for me.

By Alok K R

May 27, 2020


By Shubham S

May 23, 2020

Enjoyed the journey! Thank you Coursera

By Kaushik G

Apr 8, 2020

Good course and instructor is also good

By Manish M

Jun 27, 2019

you can deliver more in 1 month course.

By Pratik G C

Nov 23, 2018

Great course and an amazing instructor!

By Raúl S D

Dec 16, 2017

Very useful course as a starting point.


Apr 20, 2017

Excellent course to learn about Arduino

By Alejandro P

Jul 29, 2016

Very educational and very good teacher!