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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 Gagan G

May 3, 2020

Good. This course helps you to really understand your Arduino.

By Michael M

Nov 11, 2018

Good introduction to communications and debugging for Arduino.

By Nayiri V

Sep 23, 2018

it is a good course where it provides also extra information!!

By Abhishek R

Jul 10, 2018

I liked the assignments and the explanations by the Profesor .

By Julio C A D L

Jan 7, 2016

Nice understandable lessons with just the right amount of work

By Abdulrahman B

Aug 7, 2020

The instructor's way of explaining the concepts is very good,

By Charana W

Aug 2, 2020

A very good introductory course.Thank you for the opportunity

By Susmith D K

Apr 10, 2020

Good course to begin c programming along with coding arduino

By Ebeny W T k

Dec 15, 2019

thanks for teache me the basics about C programming with IoT.

By Suvodeep D

Feb 17, 2018

It help me to learn how to program the Arduino.Thank you Sir.

By Vrishab K

May 1, 2017

good course;

please make it separate from specialisation also;


Mar 25, 2016

Well organised.Good Clarity of Concepts. Thank you Professor.

By Anurag S

Jan 11, 2016

Great course for an easy introduction to Arduino programming.

By Utari A

Oct 19, 2020

The material taught is very clear and explained step by step

By Rohit H

Aug 24, 2020

very good i am satisfied in this course. thank you coursera.


Jul 30, 2020

I suggest this course is really good to learn about arduino.

By Bhargav c

Jul 5, 2020

well great one,get know some thing about arduino programming

By Mohammed A R S

Aug 15, 2020

The professor was excellent. I liked his style of teaching.

By Mandar K

Aug 11, 2020

A Necessary Course for Introduction to Arduino Programming!

By Arsh B G

Jun 8, 2020

I was great learning and enhancing my skills by this course

By Karthik P

Dec 29, 2019

Very good for begineers who are interested in embeded field


Oct 30, 2018

Nice course content and the explanation is also very good .

By Avinash B

Jul 11, 2018

great course with nice hardware and software understanding.

By Thomas C

Nov 5, 2017

The instructor is great, very clearly explains information.

By Anthony W

Dec 29, 2020

This is a good foundational course on Arduino Programming.