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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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Aug 28, 2020

great course!


Aug 20, 2020

Excellent !!!

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Jul 4, 2020

very nice,sim

By Fareez K R

Jun 14, 2020

Superb course

By Arbaz K

Apr 30, 2020

great course

By Ranon C

Dec 22, 2019

Solid content

By Ather S

Sep 18, 2019

Great course.

By Rohan P

Feb 26, 2019

nice learning

By Boopathi S

Jan 24, 2019

easy to learn


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By Mohamed M

Nov 20, 2018

Very use full

By Abhishek D

Aug 17, 2017

great course!

By Ritesh D

Feb 28, 2017

Best courses.

By Vasileios K

Dec 10, 2016

Great Course!

By Parekh A M

May 21, 2016

Really useful

By Emmanuel C

Feb 22, 2016

Great course.

By Umer M

Nov 15, 2015

very detailed

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Jan 9, 2023

great course

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By Jason J G

May 26, 2022

Really Good


Apr 8, 2022

Very helpful


Apr 8, 2022

very helpful

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By Daniele A

Nov 30, 2020

Great course

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Nov 10, 2020

Nice cource!