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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 Durgesh M A

Jun 10, 2020

very useful course.

By Vimalan K M

Jun 8, 2020

it was really great

By Md. A H M

May 15, 2020

a very good journey

By Ehtisham H

Oct 31, 2019

excellent work.....

By shubham s k (

Jul 4, 2018

Ideal for begineers


Jun 28, 2018

it's an nice course


Jun 23, 2018

Well Performed One!

By Yaswanth G

May 9, 2018

helpful good course

By Rhea K

Jun 8, 2016

easy to understand.

By Paul T

Aug 25, 2020

just what i needed

By Moideen H K

Jul 28, 2020

very good teaching

By Nidamanuri v s r

Jun 15, 2020

i loved the course


Jun 9, 2020

a great experience


Dec 20, 2019

Good explanation !

By Maria E A

Oct 1, 2017

Excellent teacher!

By Purab G

Sep 29, 2017

Terrific Professor

By Daniel G

May 9, 2017

Great introduction

By José Á

Jan 2, 2016

Good introduction!

By Abhinav K

Nov 15, 2015

Best for beigneers

By Trivikram P

Nov 10, 2015

Really good class!

By Pranav A

Jun 15, 2021

Fanstatics Course

By Abhay S

Nov 22, 2020

Great going ahead

By Samuel G

Jul 22, 2020



Apr 23, 2020

excellent coursre

By praveen v

Apr 1, 2020

I learned a lot..