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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 Aya S A

Jan 27, 2019

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

By Carol M

Nov 27, 2017

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

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

By Deon N

Sep 20, 2019

Good introduction but somewhat of a challenge when you have to start C++ from scractch.

By Carlos O

Nov 19, 2016

The was a great course! The professor does an excellent job presenting the information!

By Guofan W

Nov 5, 2015

Really helpful in understanding the basics of Arduino and UART communication protocols!

By Ashar H

Feb 23, 2018

Excellent course with excellent explanation. Really enjoyed throughout the course.....

By Timbila G Y

Feb 22, 2021

Excellent course. Examples are very good and quizzes help us deepen what we learnt.

By Jarugulla R

Apr 28, 2020's helped me to learn the programming....and knowing more about arduino ..

By Michael R

Apr 7, 2020

Excelent Introduction to Arduino and C Programing in general. Highly recommendable.

By Krishna K M P N

May 1, 2016

Great course and very explanatory. Just need a little more programmatic explanation.

By Nadav Z

Nov 1, 2015

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

By Joel B C M

Jan 27, 2021

Excelente curso, para las bases fundamentales de proyectos de internet de las cosas.

By Deleted A

Jul 27, 2020

Amazing class which all the students to learn about the programs very well

By Hasini P K

Jul 9, 2020

The presenting method is very attractive and very useful and well organized content.

By Hrishikesh P M

Jun 28, 2020

One of the best courses in Coursera. Very helpful in learning and skill improvement.


May 24, 2020

A good course for beginners. Everything is explained perfectly,and at a medium pace.

By Akshet P

Mar 25, 2019

Great teacher. Awesome teaching method. Clears all the concepts. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

By Antonio C

Jan 18, 2019

Great course! The instructor is very good and the informations are passed precisely.