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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 Vivek K

Feb 25, 2019

Great learning for beginners

By Younes A I

Nov 5, 2018

Straight to the point course

By Sitaram K

Aug 23, 2017

Well designed and delivered.

By Shivam

Apr 23, 2016

Awesome.Harris Sir is great.

By Md A S

Feb 9, 2016

Should contain more workload

By Pieter P

Jan 17, 2016

Good first intro to Arduino.

By shaan h

Dec 26, 2015

Great for embedded beginner.

By André L F C

Nov 21, 2020

best course

best instructor

By José F D L G

Sep 26, 2020

Great course for begginers.

By Francesco M

Sep 11, 2020

Easy to follow and well led

By Asanka C

Aug 15, 2020

Excellent module. Thank You

By Mayur B B

Jul 26, 2020

I liked this course so much

By Sharvari S

Jun 21, 2020

good course to learn basics


May 31, 2020

Very useful and nice course

By Jules I

May 19, 2020

best coursera course so far

By Sarvesh J

May 4, 2020

Good And Informative Course

By Ahmed A M

Mar 24, 2020

very good and useful course


Feb 24, 2019

Good course and instructor.

By Bharath K

Jul 29, 2016

A must for Arduino hobbist.

By Swagat M

Oct 23, 2015

great clearly explained ...


Aug 24, 2021

Recommended for beginner's


Dec 15, 2020

Great course for beginners


Dec 8, 2020

Thank you for this course.


May 13, 2020

really great course.!!!!!!

By Mahmoud S

Aug 17, 2019

v.good introduction course