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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 Ashutosh M

Aug 3, 2018

Its very helpful i am thank's a lot for This .


May 9, 2017

Very good beginners intro to arduino platform.

By Natalia J C

Mar 4, 2017

Good for understanding the basic of an Arduino

By Prachitesh P

Jun 4, 2018

Good for learning basics of Arduino Platform.

By Christian N

Nov 21, 2017

Good basic knowledge about the Arduino board.

By Minh D

Jun 6, 2017

Simple stuffs, beginner preferred! Thank you.

By Carole

Nov 28, 2015

Very good professor, good course for a start.


May 25, 2020

nice course. but its not much about arduino.

By K M R

May 22, 2019

Crash Course on basic Arduino and elctronics

By Stefano N

Jan 19, 2017

Good introduction to the topic for beginners

By S A

Jun 23, 2020

Good Course to build C rogramming Knowledge

By Luis S C

Jun 7, 2020

Me gustaría que el curso tenga mas practica

By Rahul

May 7, 2020

A great teacher, who made it easy to learn.

By Matthias L

Sep 16, 2017

Started slow, but slowly getting better :-)

By Adam W

Nov 16, 2015

Interesting but should be more challenging

By Helder H F

Mar 16, 2016

Good introductiong for inexperient users.


Jun 25, 2020

I learnt about the basic of the Arduino.

By kittali J

May 2, 2020

it is good course to learn about arduino

By Shenazfathima

Jun 27, 2020

Its cool.The lectures are really good!!


May 24, 2020

new subject great experiences thank you

By Thomas R

May 20, 2016

Very good for people new to programing.

By Chirag B

Dec 4, 2015

Very interesting and intuitive. Thanks.

By Yan L

Apr 25, 2021

Hoe to see more Arduino codes/examples

By Likhita Y

Jun 18, 2020

It was an interesting course to take .

By R S R

Oct 8, 2020

good course, but too basic. Thank You