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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 09, 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 07, 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 Nadav Z

Nov 01, 2015

Great course, very inspiring, the pace is a bit slow but you can continue by yourself

By Jon Z

Feb 06, 2017

Good Class, had fun!


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By Sayeed A S K

Jun 21, 2016

im getting an overall idea about the arduino in this course, it covers a detailed course about its hardware too !!

By Adil

Aug 29, 2016

Great way of learning Arduino, and a great way of providing info. by video lectures. The best part being the questions that are asked in between the lectures and that makes it more interactive virtually. The course content is no doubt enjoyable and its worth taking this course as it builds up our basic concepts of embedded systems.

By José Á M M

Jan 02, 2016

Good introduction!

By Nitish B

Jul 17, 2017

good experience excellent teaching


Jul 17, 2017

Very good course

By Mario R

Dec 10, 2015

Excellent Professor. Great pace and content

By Mahmoud A E H

Feb 11, 2016

Thanks , Prof Ian & thanks ,Ian.

By ravikanthdadi

May 05, 2016

Always best

By Purab G

Sep 29, 2017

Terrific Professor

By Ahmed G

Jun 18, 2016

this course has a very good content

very good instructor

and increased my experience a lot

By Duvert A A V

Jul 13, 2017

The teacher and topics are the best!!

By Noman S

Dec 19, 2015

best course best teacher

By Mihira P

Jan 28, 2017


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By SeeYong.Yee

Oct 26, 2015

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

By Mohamed A

Feb 21, 2016


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By Hans R C

Jan 16, 2016

Amazing course

By Mitul M

Sep 14, 2016

Very interesting course!

By Rui C D

Apr 07, 2017

muito bom!

By Raghavendra P

Dec 31, 2016

It is a fantastic beginner's level course.

By Maksym B

Dec 10, 2017

Great course. It is simple. And that is what allowed me to finish it:-)