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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 V A C

Jul 13, 2018

it is very interesting topic

By shivam k s

May 22, 2020

overall experience was good

By N'guessan Y O H

Apr 17, 2020

Cours vraiment enrichissant


Oct 25, 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.

By Manisha T

Jun 06, 2020

was good and knowledgeable

By Craig W

Jun 27, 2016

Good intro but too simple.

By Mohammed R H

Jun 17, 2016

Nice course for beginners!

By Seraphin A

Mar 28, 2016

Excellent and we'll taught

By Tanuj B

May 31, 2020

Good Intro to C & Arduino

By Mangesh D

Mar 28, 2020

It was great experience !

By Maddula M S C

Aug 03, 2018

knowledge gaining course.


Apr 11, 2017

great learning experience

By Dario A

Jul 28, 2016

Good introductory course.

By Steve Y

Apr 04, 2017

Need a discussion forum.

By Hena N

Jan 26, 2016

need more arduino stuff

By Tomas R L P

May 11, 2020

It is ok for beginners

By Mehul S

Oct 10, 2018

Have discussion forum

By Paulo B V

Jul 14, 2019

Maybe a bit too easy


Sep 21, 2017

this coursse is good

By Dustin C

Dec 29, 2015

Instructive and fun!

By Naman D D

Jun 02, 2020

It was informative.