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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 Hans R C

Jan 16, 2016

Amazing course

By Mitul M

Sep 14, 2016

Very interesting course!

By Abdelaziz S

Apr 01, 2018

Really great course ^_^

By Chinmay R

Oct 06, 2016

Explained Serial Communication very well.

By Shaan M

Dec 03, 2015

Definitely Worth It !

By Atharva D

Apr 14, 2016

nice course, good for begineers

By ratneswar r c

Mar 13, 2017


By Kedfy G

Sep 30, 2017

Great job of the instructor explaining the topics!

By kunal v

Mar 12, 2016

solid on

By Michael S

Jan 21, 2016

Very interesting lesson, recommended for those people who like to learn something different and new

By Hrishi V

Jan 03, 2016

Amazingly insightful and comprehensive!

By nour a a a

Nov 07, 2016

good concept to understand what is happen

By Leo W

Sep 01, 2017

Excellent training for beginners to control Arduino (IoT) platform. There is also interesting theory section about communications basics. Very clear training, easy to understand. Nice!

By Luiz A A C

Apr 10, 2017



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By Jos K

Dec 19, 2015

Very interesting and well build up .

Some of the C & C++ IDE software didn't properly work well on my laptop and are hard to get them going....

THX Prof Ian Harris

By Harshad

Jun 09, 2016

these course is excellent for beginers!

By Junaid J

Feb 15, 2016


By Shivam

Apr 23, 2016

Awesome.Harris Sir is great.

By Marina F F

May 11, 2016


By Hammad M K

Mar 12, 2016

this course is great for those who want to learn the basics of the micro controller ( arduino )

The assignments and quizes are very well designed.

By Carlos A

Mar 14, 2016

mjuy bueno

By ashutosh o

Dec 05, 2015

method of teaching is fantastic

more programming example may be added

By Marko B

Oct 17, 2017

Good basic knowledge for ardino platform.

By Seongmin K

Dec 16, 2016

It briefly gives us informations in detail as well as basic of course modules. It's helpful to understand about Arduino and C programming.