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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 Vishy A

Mar 3, 2021

Excellent, step-by-step and great teaching by Prof. Harris

By Anthony W

Dec 29, 2020

This is a good foundational course on Arduino Programming.

By shekhar k

Oct 2, 2020

This course is very good for getting started with Arduino.


Dec 30, 2019

I have learned many things. I am satisfied with the course

By Girish K G

Mar 9, 2018

Loved the simplified way in which the course is conducted.

By Prashant V S

Nov 18, 2017

Very Good Course to understand this interface from basics.

By Hemant V R

Oct 12, 2017

Good course for getting started with the Arduino platform.


Aug 31, 2020

Thank You, Good Lecture to C Program for Arduino Platform

By Supreeth G

Aug 7, 2020

Excellent explanation and the pacing was also comfortable

By Fikar T A

Apr 9, 2020

the learning is amazing, easilier about education arduino

By GrantvS

Dec 28, 2015

Great course for getting started with a solid foundation.

By sai d s d

Jul 23, 2020

Coursera is very helpful platform to build one's skills.

By Arghya S

Jul 21, 2020

Amazing Experience . Really enjoyed taking this course .

By Nirmal N S

May 27, 2020

Great for those who are gonna start to work with Arduino

By nayeni k

Sep 14, 2019

Very good and informational course in the beginner level

By Dong T H

Dec 13, 2016

It is suitable for beginer who want to use Arduino and C

By Luka B

Nov 16, 2015

Great for beginners wanting to learn how to use Arduino!

By Rajan Y

Jul 21, 2020

This was a very informative and simply explained course

By Merlyn C

Jun 24, 2020

It was great doing this course very satisfied ...


Apr 30, 2020

Very good course Thank you for providing this course...

By Tanzim M

Apr 9, 2020

Really very good assignment and quiz . Too much verbose

By Wilbert V G

Apr 12, 2018

Great course as an introduction to embedded programming

By Rajat A

Sep 9, 2020

A very well planned course with a very good instructor

By Rhiddhi P D

May 18, 2020

Great Course to learn Arduino, C and Debugging, Thanks

By Basak H

May 15, 2017

Great course, very informative and right to the point.