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.
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
By Martinn H•
By Neville C•
This course is easy to some extend. At the end you have an assignment that will ask you to do something that you are not explained directly how to do it. If you did not do some experiment on your own, then it may me a bit hard.
The course is one way. You watch videos, do readings and do the tests. There is no way to make questions, and there is no forum. So you can't not learn from other people experiences. This may be good for some people. But I rather expend more time reading comments on forum and learn more.
The course is useful if you have some minimal background and you want to make sure you cover from A-Z.
By Andre P•
It was a good course, I wished more courses about Arduino and examples of what we can do with the platform in real life applications. Arduino seems more accessible that raspberry pi, in terms of price (I believe I cannot complete the course about this particular platform), the software (myself I have trouble with Linux, perhaps due to my low level of knowledge), in Arduino I used mostly the 123d simulator, which helped me a lot. I am grateful to Prof. Harris, the Coursera team and the California University.
By Alec K•
I found this to be very useful in getting started with both C and the Arduino - neither of which I've studied/used before. I felt the lectures were well delivered and the videos of the Arduino board and circuit helped me to connect components correctly. I suspect some of the problems I experienced in submitting my projects might be resolved through some more detailed advice within the course notes. I'm looking forward very much to the companion course involving interfacing with the Arduino.
I liked the course however It will be a tad difficult for someone with absolutely no programming background so the professor just digs into it so unless you study a lot on your own (and not following the few 2-3 hrs a week prestated) you will have some trouble getting there.
The only bad thing is that you have to copy paste your code. This makes the whole code alignment to jump and a lot of students didn't re-align in the preview screen hence their code gets some errors.
By Dale R A•
This was a good introduction; and now I am moved on to taking courses 1 and 3 this month :) and getting good value from the time spent. Learning a lot thank you Mr. Harris! I appreciate the laid back, practical kind of style, although once in awhile you stumble on something and I'm like "Did he really not re-record that?". But, it is more than made up for by the positive aspects that you covered so much useful data and made it available to us. Thanks again.
By Amit K C•
The course is best for those who are new to Arduino and will motivate them to learn more about the subject. There are lots of sensors with which the students can play with and then report their experience. There are many other advanced subjects in this course that can be added like making of our own library for a sensors etc. Overall its a good lecture and it was easily understood.
By Ritwik C•
The course was a great introduction to the arduino ecosystem and professor Harris explained all the basic concepts related to it very well. However, this is only an introduction to the arduino platform mainly for beginners. so if you already have basic knowledge of the programming of arduino or any other microcontrollers, this course may not be of much help to you.
By Saul R T•
For someone with a little competence in processors and coding probably the course is a little too complex so it would be good to do a more detailed explanations. I'm a telecom engineer so for me it was the right difficulty in the assignments to practice classes but I also needed to do some research on my own, In general the course is great,
The lecturer and structure were very good. Five Stars.
Sadly, I felt the course could have used a bit more substance. Less than hour of lectures per week and only one programming assignment left me wanting more. By contrast after taking https://www.coursera.org/learn/matlab/home/welcome I realy felt like I had a grasp on the material.
Really I enjoyed this course, as it refresh all my old memory for C programming and provide easy way to explain Arduino code. On top one interesting topic was there on micro controller communication. I would like to recommend this course if you are really going to start coding on Arduino. Thanks Sir !!
By parth g•
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 upon it. I'd definitely recommend for a beginner. There is a need to make it more interactive. Like discussion form otherwise, most of us are on our own.
By Akshiv A•
This course is very good. It helps me to understand concepts more clearly. Its peer assignments are good too but they can be better and little bit more hard . However if the amount of peer assignment was more then it would be more better. Thank you Coursera and Professor Ian Harris.
By Sri S M P K•
This course was very elaborate and informative. Prof. Ian G. Harris is a very good teacher and it is very interesting listening his class. I wish the assignments could be a little more challenging and would be better if they are checked by professors along with the peer grading.
By vinay s•
This course serves the purpose of an Introduction to Arduino platform (a very basic introduction).
Even though most of the information regarding the Arduino platform is available freely on the website Arduino.cc ; this course provides a more structured approach to the platform.
By M W•
The course has provided a lot of new information for me, even though I am not a beginner. Well planned course. But I would like to see more on-hand practical lessons. The final projects are a bit easy. But it has provided new insights to my understanding about Arduino.
By Biplav S K•
This is a nice course to start with Arduino and c programming. The instructor has explained almost everything about the Arduino at the very basic level requiring the learner to dig deep and play around for a better understanding of concepts which I think is a good thing.
By Hector J•
I liked this course more than the first one, it has a lot of simple information on the input and outputs of an Arduino IDE. The professor gives a lot information on the code behind Arduino and that helped get the big picture of programming with Arduino.
By Vicky S•
I liked the course overall. I think some of the topics can be replaced by some practical projects . This course only has one partial working project(LED Blink). This course focus more on theory part than its practical applications.
By Suprajith H•
A very good course. It does not teach you everything about C programming but does a very good job of teaching the bare minimum required to understand and implement simple C programs.
The Arduino Platform is very well explained.
By 2K20 E 6 S V•
It was an awesome experience doing the course. The Lecturer is really cool. I gave a star less because the courses missed on coding and practical videos. Rest everything is awesome. I learned a lot of new things. Thank you!
By KIRAN K A•
Had joined for free(non-specialization), it was good. Got a basic overview on ardunio. I had never worked on ardunio, but on AVR microcontroller. If you are looking for basic overview, its really good. Thanks to coursera :)
By Amanda W•
Very new to coding and a bit more instruction on the syntax of the C language would have been helpful, but with books/internet I was able to do the assignments - they were challenging for a beginner but not impossible.
By Ariel M•
Very good introduction to arduino programming and the platform in general. However i expected it to be a more in depth course, however i would recommended it to anyone who just bought an arduino for the first time.
By victor a•
I'm auditing this series and decided to use the autodesk simulator, highly recommended tool. Overall this class is a practical hands on approach to the subject matter. Enjoyed the presentation and topics.