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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 王星宇

Aug 29, 2018

Detailed and easy to understand. However, it seems a little simple for thoses with foundation.


Aug 21, 2020

i have learnt alot,and with this,my skills in programming have been improved.

thank you Dr.IAN

By Simon J

Nov 16, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Prof Harris delivers great lectures. Looking forward to the next part.

By Josh H

Aug 19, 2021

Good start to Arduino and some basic programming. Professor Harris clearly knows his stuff.

By Mohammad H

Apr 9, 2020

This course is extremely good for serial communication and over all understanding of Arduino

By Vikram s

Mar 23, 2020

Content of the Coursera is good and by the faculty is good explain and I satisfy this course

By Rafael M D C

Dec 8, 2020

This is an excellent course for those who want to study or learn basic Arduino programming.

By Ed H C

Oct 26, 2020

I never expected that it wouldn't be an easy learning experience to me but I've enjoyed it.

By Giovana C d S

Sep 7, 2020

The course provides great knowledge with nice structure, I learned a lot throw these weeks.

By Dhruv G

Dec 4, 2015

Some essential concepts are covered in this course which help understand the basis of IOT.

By Tharindu J

Nov 9, 2020

Excellent course for those who are looking for a complete Arduino and C programming skills

By Jyoti T

Mar 18, 2019

This course helped me to learn the basics of my career which i was lacking last 2.5 years.

By Ahmed G

Jun 17, 2016

this course has a very good content

very good instructor

and increased my experience a lot

By SeeYong.Yee

Oct 25, 2015

Easy to understand and guided student to learn Arduino Hardware as well as programming it.

By Merouane B

Apr 2, 2019

good course, really helpful as a start in programming arduino and other microcontrollers.

By Aya S

Jan 27, 2019

It's a good start point for beginners in the field of IOT starting with learning arduino.

By Carol C

Nov 27, 2017

Really good teacher for beginner level, yet still important and relevant course material.

By Anas S

Oct 23, 2021

Thank you very much for this course, it is really very useful and enrich of information.

By rezaul h

Aug 16, 2020

The professor is amazing. He has a good teaching style which helped me to learn easily.

By Enrique R

Aug 10, 2020

i am very happy to participated. i learned what i expected to know. thank you very much

By Nathan D

Jun 12, 2020

Good for students who wish to learn the basics of Arduino and how to communicate with it

By V V

Apr 16, 2020

Very well handled by the instructor. The right path and pace for learning about arduino.

By Ramesh B J C

May 7, 2016

Excellent. Very interesting. I am playing a lot with my Arduino and learning new things.


Oct 9, 2020

The course is use ful for me sir teaching is good i have understood easily thank u sir.


Sep 10, 2020

It would be nice if the peer-graded assignment is crosschecked by the course Instructor