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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 Chandralekha K

Dec 18, 2018

quite useful

By Prahllada A M

Dec 13, 2018

very helpful

By Craig S

Jul 19, 2017

Good program

By Francisco J P G

Jun 14, 2017

Great course

By Deepesh P G

Jan 10, 2017

Great course

By Peter H

Jun 2, 2016

Great Course

By Roshan S

Jun 25, 2021

v​er useful

By Aravind

Apr 15, 2021

Worth doing


Jan 3, 2021

good course

By Md A k

Oct 19, 2020

Good Course

By Karam N

Oct 14, 2020

Good Course


Sep 1, 2020

Good Course


Aug 28, 2020

good course


Aug 5, 2020

good course

By Iqbal U K

Jul 16, 2020

Very Good!!

By Pramith M A

Jul 2, 2020

good course

By asrith p

Jun 25, 2020

good course

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Jun 21, 2020


By Karthikeyan G

Jun 17, 2020

best taught


Jun 10, 2020

best course

By Durgesh M

Jun 4, 2020

NIce course

By Mahiban L N

May 12, 2020

Good course

By Aniruddh M

May 10, 2020

Nice course

By Deleted A

Dec 30, 2019

Nice Course


Aug 30, 2018

Excellent !