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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 Vilas A

Jun 14, 2016

overall a good course. Teaches you the basics of arduino and how to integrate c language with the arduino

By Thibault J

Apr 2, 2018

Very well teached, sometimes felt a little easy. Same teacher but more advanced level would be perfect.

By Akash S

Feb 14, 2019

The instructor can provide some more specialization in the course and make classes more interactive.

By Nitesh R

Sep 3, 2020

nice course for starting a new journey in ARDUINO coding .well planned course materials,assignments


Jun 1, 2016

It covers all the programming basics that are required for the setup of ARDUINO setup.Very helpful.

By Akash K

May 10, 2019

Expected more practical scenarios. Yet professor overall knowledge helped in every bit. Thank you.

By Abhisek R

Aug 5, 2019

The course is very nice but a little bit of practical work needed while explaining any concept.

By Zyad B

Oct 14, 2020

Great course! How easy it can be if the right person gives you the exact information you need.

By Marco a A D

Jun 8, 2020

basics for arduino programming. some middle abilities were not included. although good course.

By carl d P

Oct 29, 2015

Good beginners and introductory course to Arduino and C. Prof. Harris is a brilliant lecturer.

By velma r r

Oct 10, 2016

explanation is nice ,.it will be help full if practical implementation is shown using videos


Jul 4, 2020

that is good for not only a beginners but also for arduino programmers to understand clearly

By Sandeep S

May 16, 2020

good one, more to be focused on programing of arduino, syntax, and working of serial monitor

By Kushal K

Jan 22, 2021

Overall good explanation on Arduino. C language is a bonus point and a good for refreshing.

By Deepak C

May 20, 2017

It was fun and informative. If it was more of a handson tutorial, it would have been nice.

By Nicolas P

Nov 2, 2015

A good introduction to the Arduino platform. Looking forward to attending the next course.


Jul 7, 2018

The course is overall good. I would recommend some extra content to be covered in videos.

By Ahmed I

Oct 12, 2016

The course is good but little bit theoretical for science that should be 80% practical .

By Christian D

Feb 21, 2016

Good but a lot of technical parts all though they are discounted as not needed to know!

By Joan M

Jun 3, 2016

Wonderful I'm getting further in the mastery of the IOT knowledge for my future ideas.

By Fabian R H

Jun 27, 2020

It's a good introduction but I think the course must have works and test, but its ok


Mar 23, 2017

Amazing course, gives your a good introduction to arduino platform and C programming

By Muhammad I

Jul 7, 2020

i prefer this course for those newbies who step into the IoT world . awesome course

By mohit g

Jun 16, 2020

Almost up to mark course but i think it should have taken some more deep knowledge.

By Frank M

Jul 29, 2016

Needs more than 4 weeks worth of material. Assignments and quizzes should be free.