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
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As I was taking this class, I often wondered who the target audience was. Although the class has no listed prerequisites, I noticed a lot of engineering jargon being used without ever defining what it meant. I'm not sure that non-technical people would get much out of the lectures. On the other hand, the lectures were mostly at a superficial level, so I'm not sure that technical people would get much out of them either. The only topic that got a (somewhat) deep dive was serial communication, and it wasn't clear why; users of the Arduino don't need to understand it any more or less than any other aspect of how an Arduino works.There were other issues. The programs we wrote had to be pasted into a submission form that removed all the carriage returns when you hit Save; I had to manually fix my program each time. Perhaps most frustratingly, you could follow the assignment instructions to the letter, but after you submitted you might find out that the grading criteria included other requirements. In one case people asked about it, and it turned out that the grading criteria were wrong, but they were never updated. My sense was that not much effort went into the creation of this course.
By Olga S•
This is a good introduction course. But!
But, I don't think it's worth to pay 61 dollar for a couple of hours of lectures, that you can finish during 1 day.
I'm really disappointed with the fact, that it's not possible to go through quizes and assignments without payment. What if I can't pay right now, but will be able to pay at the end to receive my certificate? I should go through the course again and I will be late for all assignments, so will have to wait for another course session... Very-very inconvenient.
And, yep, coursera reduce the effect of learning with not providing quizes for those who are auditing only.
By Matthew S•
It can be nice to walk through this process with a lecturer. Ian Harris does it well and knows the content well enough.
Most of this content however is given sufficiently in the pamphlet with the Arduino Uno Starter Kit. Some problems and applications above and beyond the starter kit's intro guide would be nice and appropriate for the course. Additionally, given that this is also supposed to be an intro to C, a bit more detail and some programmatic problem solving in C would have also added good value to the course.
By Himalsha D•
In my view before selecting this course every user should have a arduino based experience otherwise maximum benefit can not be gained.Also if any user is looking to learn arduino programming , this is not the correct place because most of the time course is focused on theoritical information .So this is not sufficient to blow the world from arduino. Practical applications are not enough in this course but better to get some idea about arduino
By Srikanth S•
Decent course for an introduction of Arduino. Liked the fact that there are no pre-requisites to understanding. What would have been good is to have been able to see a few actual examples of how it would work when interfacing with other components. As fas as a the "C programming" portion is concerned, some coverage would have been great. But overall, a good course for someone who is trying to get started with understanding arduino.
By Shubhendra B S•
starting lecture are good but week 3 and mainly week 4 is little bit confusing,lit is just a matter of speak and listen,not understandable. this is no discussion forum for clearance of doubt . UART and serial communication is still not understandable for me.week 1 and week 2 is good but week 4 is just a lecture nothing else.
By Miguel A H J•
There is very little course material, although it is well explained. The biggest problem is how assignments are submitted. Instead of submitting filed, you submit your code as text. Then you are asked to grade peers, but you cant copy and paste their code (page won't allow it), instead you have to retype it by hand.
By Sadat H•
Talking about the good things about the course was that it was too simple to understand and I could complete it in less than a day. I wasn't expecting such a simple course on a platform like Coursera. Course 2 and Course 3 in this specialization could've been combined and made one. Anyway, thanks!
By danial z•
actually it was helpful just for being more familiar with arduino although in my opinion it could be more advance and of course get more information about coding and problems which happen every time by working with arduino . but generally it was helpful and i appreciate for this course
By Miłosz A•
On one hand - basics. On the other, you may be lost in the last part of the course. You don't need to understand to complete assigements, but netherless - it's hard to understand if you do not have experience in embedded systems topic
By pulkit j•
Very basic overview of the Arduino system. Was expecting to be a bit more comprehensive. However, the final module is worthwhile, even if you know a little arduino programming.
This course is baby steps to Arduino programming.