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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 Jorge L S M

Nov 18, 2016

Basic, ideal for begginers

By Miguel A

Jun 2, 2021

Intuitive yet Informative

By Mrityunjay S

Jan 6, 2021

Awesome Course Keep it up


Jan 5, 2021

Good. Instructor is best.

By Edison S

Sep 15, 2020

excelente curso y pratico

By Mayur A D

Aug 27, 2020

great details explanation

By Angel D J T S B

Aug 9, 2020

Excellent course to start

By Mohammad M H

Jul 23, 2020

Great course for starters


Jul 20, 2020

Nice to learn on coursera


Jul 3, 2020

It was an amazing course.


Jun 14, 2020

good course for beginners


May 30, 2020

good start for arduino...

By Ashish G

May 17, 2020

nice structure & content.

By Nandini M

Apr 2, 2018

Easy and Excellent course

By Hassan A A A

Mar 13, 2017

Very good for beginners !

By abhishek r p

Feb 21, 2017

Very useful for beginners

By Javier M E

May 16, 2016

Clear and well explained.

By Carlos T M

Mar 22, 2016

I like this course a lot.

By Dattaprasad V M

Jan 26, 2016

This is fantastic course.

By Augustine C

Dec 15, 2015

Really good and useful...

By Nagarajah R

Oct 4, 2020

Best fo Arduino starters

By Andy W

Aug 17, 2020

The contents are useful.

By Vijay S H

Jul 13, 2020

Good classes and faculty

By Priyanka O

Jul 6, 2020

It was a good experience

By Shubham L

Jun 18, 2020

Nice course for beginner