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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 Chandula G

Aug 23, 2020

It is great achievement

By sinchana s

Jul 15, 2020

It was great learning!!

By Ayush Y

Jun 27, 2020

The course was helpful.


Jun 5, 2020

Very detailed.Enjoyable


May 28, 2020

very informative course

By Zizo S

Apr 1, 2018

Really great course ^_^

By Franck L

Dec 11, 2017

Very interesting course

By Avinash K G

Oct 8, 2016


By shafak

Oct 29, 2015

Very helpful. Thank you

By Prashant C

Sep 20, 2020

he really teaches well

By Uday B P V

Sep 13, 2020

Exceptional Teaching!!

By Shino W

Aug 20, 2020

Very nice explanation.

By Kashyap P

Jul 21, 2020

good for basics of iot

By Joy J S P

Jun 29, 2020

Basics but interesting

By anusha d y

Jun 11, 2020

Good need for learners

By Dayanand S N

Apr 27, 2020


Thanks Coursera

By polamarasetty l

Nov 6, 2018

great job, it's useful

By Kaushal J

Jul 6, 2018

Well Structured course

By 赵新苗

Dec 8, 2016

i need Chinese caption

By Gyanesh S

May 29, 2020

Great specialization!

By kripa s

Jul 31, 2019

Great for beginners..

By Tanukula S

Aug 24, 2018

good it is helpful us

By Ramya D

Jul 24, 2018

Great Course to learn

By Manjunath J

Jan 28, 2018

Detailed and Nice one

By Dubem E

Feb 15, 2016

Another great series.