Chevron Left
Back to The Arduino Platform and C Programming

Learner Reviews & Feedback for The Arduino Platform and C Programming by University of California, Irvine

6,435 ratings
1,451 reviews

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

Filter by:

401 - 425 of 1,432 Reviews for The Arduino Platform and C Programming

By Arunkumar N

May 31, 2020

Good content and explanation, thanks Mr.Ian Harris


Apr 28, 2020


By Kedfy G

Sep 30, 2017

Great job of the instructor explaining the topics!

By Ehab M A

Sep 23, 2016

Nice introduction about arduino and its components

By Harsh p

Jun 3, 2020

The course was a great learning experience for us

By Sayan M

May 27, 2020

great instructor !!!

great course just loved it.


May 13, 2020

This course is best for learning arduino basics.

By Asrafuzzaman K N

Apr 29, 2020

one of The best courses I've ever done. Thank you

By Google V

Dec 20, 2019

It's very very difficult, but I done it with try.

By Abdiaziz R S

Nov 1, 2019

good course for starters, thanks to the professor

By Abhishek N V

Dec 28, 2016

Very good course who want to learn the arduino...

By Yusuf O

Nov 16, 2015

To professor Ian Harris and Coursera thanks alot

By Edmundo E

Dec 28, 2020

The week4 topics on debugging could be shortened

By Aryan T

Jun 4, 2020

This course was awesome. Got many thing to learn

By Sumit S N

May 10, 2020

its grate platform to learn the courses and good

By Joe M

Apr 28, 2020

A little hard at first, but loved the course. :D

By Muhammad A S

Jan 8, 2019

Good initiative by Coursera to educate commnity.

By Anirudh S

Dec 9, 2018

Nice and well structured course for Beginners :)

By Saurabh S Y

Jul 10, 2018

Excellent Introductory Level Course for Arduino.

By Alaaedden S A S B

Jan 3, 2018

It was great course, I like the exercises a lot.

By Marvin T

May 13, 2017

Makes complex ideas simple and straight forward.

By Djs

Mar 2, 2016

Enjoyed the projects and the push to use arduino


Nov 17, 2020

It is a good course to get started with Arduino


May 27, 2020

gud course to learn but better to know C before

By Madabhushi A

May 14, 2020

Except the last module everything was excellent