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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 Dustin C

Dec 29, 2015

Instructive and fun!

By Naman D D

Jun 2, 2020

It was informative.

By Abhay A

Mar 27, 2017

Good for beginners.

By Vinitha R u

Jul 30, 2021

it was very useful

By Darshan K S

Jan 15, 2021

Good introduction.

By Narendra S

Aug 20, 2020

good as i expected

By 17U444 R M

Aug 6, 2020

Good understanding

By katteboina s t

Jun 30, 2020

good for beginners

By mayur

May 22, 2019

nice for begginers

By Ryan J

Jul 2, 2017

It was pretty good

By MD. M R

Jul 22, 2020

Very impressive..

By Juan M C V

Jul 4, 2020

basic for Arduino


Jun 3, 2020

Was a Good Course


May 30, 2020

it was beneficial

By Manikanta D

Dec 29, 2019

good for beginner

By jose l r m

Aug 27, 2018

very nice course.

By Manish K

Oct 7, 2016

Found it helpful.


Jul 18, 2020

good explanation


Nov 30, 2020

excelente Curso

By Yash R

Jun 27, 2020

Not as expected

By Loïc R

Aug 15, 2016

Great course !


Jun 18, 2020

A good course

By Ravi S K B

Nov 26, 2018

Great Course.

By Mukesh G

Nov 15, 2020

Basic Course

By prasangi b

Dec 20, 2018

very usefull