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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 Sahan J

Oct 15, 2020

Thory 99%

Practical 1%

Add some practicals to this course

By Tomas S

Sep 19, 2016

Basic progamimg understanding / interacting with Arduino


May 25, 2016

Good , but not very detailed for programming the Arduino

By Manish k

May 3, 2020

It is quite Is really beneficial for me.


By Abdallah h e m

Jul 6, 2020

he should develope him self in teaching c programming

By Ozgur A

Mar 13, 2021

it is very basic, there is not much about detail.

By David A

Feb 7, 2016

me ha gustado bastante como iniciacion a arduino

By suhani s

Jul 9, 2020

the course could involve a few more simulations

By nouran a

Jul 7, 2018

Good but not enough arduino programming basics

By Candy C

Aug 16, 2016

Prefer more challenging course on this topic.

By Danish A T

Jul 8, 2020

Practical stuff should be explained a lot.

By Ahmed H b s

Feb 11, 2016

This great course and greate insturactor

By suhail n

Aug 14, 2020

helpful in undertanding about adruino.

By swatantra p s

Jun 29, 2020

fantastic and good start in arduino

By Nandani P

Jan 5, 2016

i expected it to be more advanced.

By Richard J

Feb 8, 2016

not a great amount of content

By Moustafa S

May 21, 2018

Nice and easy course.

By Mohd I

Dec 13, 2015

good as a start


Apr 10, 2020

Good exposure

By Aaron E

Jan 28, 2021

Good videos

By Yin-Xuan H

Nov 3, 2015

Nice course

By kaik k

Jul 22, 2020

very basic

By Shubham B

Mar 25, 2016


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Jul 27, 2020


By Debajyoti D

Jul 20, 2020