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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 Prasanna D

Apr 10, 2018

So far, I am loving this course.

By Mohbat

Mar 28, 2017

Good introduction of the subject

By Max H

Jun 28, 2016

Great class and great professor!

By Mahmoud A E H

Feb 11, 2016

Thanks , Prof Ian & thanks ,Ian.

By vivek m

Jan 10, 2016

good course for learning arduino

By Tarun p

Jul 8, 2020

Great Course easy to understand

By James F A

Jun 28, 2020

I like the course using arduino

By George T

Apr 29, 2020

It is very good for what it is.

By Atharva D

Apr 14, 2016

nice course, good for begineers


Oct 16, 2020

Really nice and understandable

By Suresh P

Sep 30, 2020

Very good course for begineers

By Richmond O

Jun 1, 2020

Good instructor, thank you sir


May 13, 2020

It was great to do this course

By Tangirala S R P K

May 6, 2020

very Good course for beginners

By Tetyana R

Nov 22, 2016

Interesting and usefull Course

By Lyudmila Z

Oct 14, 2016

Great Course! I learned a lot!

By Rolandas R

Jan 28, 2016

Very basic and good course for

By Biruk S

Jan 19, 2016

Great introduction to arduino!

By 陈望

Jan 5, 2016

easy to learn and very useful.

By Kamal J

Nov 29, 2015

Excellent gentle introduction.

By Francisco S

Oct 21, 2015

Awesome, very complete program

By Sinisa K

Jun 14, 2021

One of best teachers i had...

By Nimra Z

Jun 15, 2020

It was an interesting course.

By Rok R

Jan 16, 2016

Very good and understandable!

By Harpreet S M

Apr 27, 2020

The instructor was fabulious