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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 Simon-Pierre P

Nov 19, 2015

A good start in the world of Arduino.

By Jussi S

Nov 16, 2015

Easy going introduction to the topic.

By Gerson P C G

Oct 8, 2020

A very nice intro to C and debugging

By Arturo M

Jun 13, 2017

great way to know more about Arduino

By La W N

Oct 15, 2020

A nice introduction to C language.

By Himanshu H

Dec 20, 2021

A very good course for beginners.

By K R

Sep 19, 2020

NIce and simple course. Loved it!

By Supratim D

Jun 26, 2018

A good course to learn basics :)

By Murali C

Jul 19, 2018


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By Yassine B A

Apr 20, 2020

basic course good explanation

By Fuad C

May 22, 2018

Good Course for the beginners.

By Joshua C

Nov 19, 2015

The very basics. Overall good.

By Piyush K

Nov 14, 2015


Really heplful..

By shiva p k

Aug 4, 2020

Gr8 experience as a beginner

By Nishad A

Dec 10, 2019

very perfect way of teaching

By V A C

Jul 13, 2018

it is very interesting topic

By Sourabh K S

Oct 4, 2020

better than previous course

By shivam S

May 22, 2020

overall experience was good

By N'guessan Y O H

Apr 17, 2020

Cours vraiment enrichissant


Oct 24, 2019

It should be more in-depth.

By Khimsuriya P

Jun 17, 2019

It was wonderful experience

By Sayam S

Aug 11, 2017

great course but less time.

By Chris E

Jun 30, 2016

Great course, so much fun!!

By Carlos A

Feb 25, 2016

Good for begining, like me.