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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 Abhishek T

Jan 29, 2019

Really nice and teaching and practical explanation is excellent and thank you:)

By Dipak R B

Jul 2, 2020

Course was good but can be great if we get coding practice on another examples

By Yash J

May 27, 2021

Nice course but i feel there should be more advance examples and assignments.

By Ralapanage p m

Nov 18, 2020

Actually very good course help me a lot to improve my Arduino basic knowledge

By Rishabh D

Jul 28, 2019

This course is very useful . As i learn something different . Thanks to Sir.

By singamsetty p

May 29, 2019


keep going on with awesome projects using sensors also in this course

By naga v d s

Mar 7, 2017

I learn lot from this course about arduino and the course structure awesome.

By Harbans S

Jun 23, 2020

Course was good. If you are beginner at arduino, then this course is great!


May 7, 2020

Good course week 4 is a bit boring, detailed explanation would have helped

By Harold S

Aug 2, 2017

Overall a good course, but has some dated material that should be updates.


Jan 20, 2019

Great verbal explanation.

Hope to find more apps development on the course

By Palavalli P R

Jan 2, 2020

Great course for those looking for the implementation of IoT on arduino.

By Aswinth r

Dec 18, 2015

Very useful for amateur learners. Thank a lot University of California!!

By Amine B

Apr 23, 2021

sehr gut erklärt aber zu wenig praxis , sie sollen mehr Übungen stellen

By Aniket A

Apr 17, 2020

overall the course is very good, more Arduino commands can be included,

By Muhammad S B

Jun 10, 2018

A very useful course for beginners, who want to excel in field of IOT

By Faraz A

Apr 26, 2017

This course helped me much to understand the basics of C Programming.

By Lina P B U

Aug 30, 2021

A little harder for people who does not have a nice background on c+

By Diego F C S

Dec 17, 2020

Really Good, The serial control of output LED was very demostrative!


May 1, 2020

I like the course, the course can be more practical using simulation

By Karim W

Jun 26, 2017

Good introduction. Not enough coding and practical projects however.

By Varun H

Nov 30, 2015

Good overall syllabus, but needs more concentration on Objective C.

By Amirhosein E

Aug 23, 2019

not so much about arduino but whtever it was in there , was goof=d

By Farouk E

May 10, 2018

Quite easy course, it probably should take 5-6 hours to finish it.

By G. S

Sep 6, 2020

easy to understand but very basic concepts of arduino are taught.