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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 Timothy M

Mar 23, 2021

A good introduction to the Arduino.

By Jason K

Jan 2, 2021

Good introduction to C and Arduino!


Jun 17, 2020

was very good experience. thank you

By Jatin M

Apr 1, 2020

This course was really very helpful

By Mohamed H A

May 13, 2019

A piece of art.

Thanks to prof. Ian.

By Deva D

Aug 23, 2016

Very good and interesting to learn.

By Márcio P

Jun 23, 2016

Nice course, with relevant content.

By Mark F

Nov 9, 2015

Great start to arduino programming.

By Max P R

Sep 14, 2021

Great professor and a great course


Oct 16, 2020

this is genial, i need more curses

By Satabda C

Jun 26, 2020

One of the best courses in Cousera

By Akash R

Jun 17, 2020

Good teaching over nice experience

By Nitish B

Jul 17, 2017

good experience excellent teaching

By Henry V

Nov 11, 2015

A great class.

Thank you very much!

By Kazi A H 1

Mar 23, 2021

very important & effective course

By Zaheer A

May 22, 2020

It is a good course for beginners

By C C V K R

Jul 4, 2018


By Sagheb K A

Oct 20, 2017

This course was really excellent.

By Mjesus S

Aug 26, 2017

Excellent but we all miss a forum


Jun 11, 2017


By Aishwarya A

Dec 13, 2016

Very informative and interactive.

By Mamdouh O

Oct 17, 2020

Merci beacoup pour votre effort.

By Somesh

May 14, 2020

good explanation and assignments

By Devika M

Aug 9, 2019

Good information ,pretty concise

By Inderjeet S

Jun 18, 2019

Good Learning Experience. Thanks