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Arduino Programming For Beginners

Learn Arduino Programming step-by-step, and become more confident to write Arduino programs that rock !
Instructor:
Edouard Renard
2,253 students enrolled
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Create structured and efficient Arduino programs
C and Arduino programming (+best practices)
Become more autonomous when programming on Arduino, and rely less on copying/pasting
Write code and practice instead of just sitting and watching
Build a very basic Arduino circuit
Get more confidence for your next Arduino projects

You want to learn Arduino programming from the beginning ?

You want to write Arduino code that works, and that you can understand ?

You want to really do things by yourself, instead of reading theory and copying/pasting some code ?

Then you are in the right place!

The goal of this course is to give you, step by step, the Arduino programming foundation that you need, along with a ton of practice, so you will be more confident to create much more complex and nice Arduino programs in the future.

You don’t need any special knowledge or programming experience to start this course, I will explain everything in details.

Every line of code that you see in this course will be written in front of you. I will write code, and you will also write code. No copy and paste.

For every important step on this course, you will do a programming activity to practice and get a better understanding.

Along the different activities, I’ll also give you some programming best practices that I’ve learned myself, so you’ll improve much faster than if you were just alone.

Why this course ?

Because I found that it’s hard to find a tutorial or course online that is mainly focused on Arduino programming.

I recognize that plugging out-of-the-box components can be cool, because you feel that you are making complex things, but for real, you are just using easy-to-plug blocks that work by themselves. And now, when you need to make something more complex by yourself, or even a basic thing that has no “fancy” component doing it for you, then at this point, you feel lost, and need to go back to the basics. Or you find some random code from the Internet that you can copy and paste, and hope that this code will just work out of the box.

I personally come from a programming background. So, when I first started to program on Arduino, I quickly noticed how limited most people are, just because they don’t have the required programming basics.

What I found is that most people are limited by the programming side. When you use Arduino, OK this is a hardware board, but the true value you add to your circuit, robot, or anything else, comes from the programming side. You can’t skip that if you want to become an advanced Arduino Maker.

So… Start your learning today and unleash your programming creativity !

Here is an overview of what you will learn through the course:

  • Install the Arduino IDE and upload a program to your Arduino board

  • C programming in the Arduino environment

  • Setup a basic Arduino circuit

  • Use digital and analog pins to control external hardware components

  • Communicate with the outside

  • Store values on your Arduino board

  • Create a multitask program

  • Separate your program into reusable blocks of code

  • … and much more !

Please make sure to read the following. This course is NOT for you if :

  • You want an Arduino course specialized in hardware

  • You just want to quickly plug components, copy and paste some code

  • You are not interested in software development

  • You already have strong basics in Arduino programming

Course Introduction

1
Welcome !
2
Hardware components used in this course
3
How to get the most out of this course

Your First Steps with Arduino Programming

1
Intro
2
Install the Arduino IDE
3
Connect your Arduino board
4
Arduino Program Architecture
5
Upload Your First Program !
6
First Activity : It's Time to Practice
7
First Activity - Solution
8
Debug Your Program
9
Reset the Arduino Program Without Uploading it Again
10
Section Conclusion

C Programming for Arduino - Part 1

1
Intro
2
Variables
3
Variables - Data Types
4
Functions
5
Scope
6
Activity 2 : Write a New Function and Print the Result on the Serial Monitor
7
Activity 2 - Solution

C Programming for Arduino - Part 2

1
Comments
2
Conditions
3
Conditional Operators
4
Switch Statement
5
Activity 3 : Practice on Conditions
6
Activity 3 - Solution

C Programming for Arduino - Part 3

1
Loops
2
Arrays
3
Constants
4
Activity 4 : Compute the Max Value From an Array of Numbers
5
Activity 4 - Solution
6
C programming for Arduino - Conclusion

Build a Simple Arduino Circuit Step by Step

1
Intro
2
Understand How a Breadboard Works
3
Pick the Right Resistors
4
Build Your First Small Circuit

Use Digital Pins to Control Hardware Components

1
Intro
2
Hardware Setup : Add 3 LEDs
3
pinMode() function
4
digitalWrite() function
5
Activity 5 : Blink 4 LEDs for your next Christmas Tree
6
Activity 5 - Solution
7
Activity 6 - Optimize Your Code With Arrays
8
Activity 6 - Solution
9
Hardware Setup : Add a Push Button
10
digitalRead() function
11
Activity 7 : Stop Blinking the LEDs When You Press the Button
12
Activity 7 - Solution
13
analogWrite() function
14
Section Conclusion

Communicate With The User - Make Your Programs More Dynamic

1
Intro
2
Read Data From Serial
3
Activity 8 : Let The User Choose Which LED to Power ON
4
Activity 8 - Solution
5
Use the EEPROM memory
6
Activity 9 : Keep the User Choice For The Next Boot
7
Activity 9 - Solution
8
Section Conclusion

Use Analog Pins

1
Intro
2
Hardware Setup : Add a Potentiometer
3
analogRead() function
4
Activity 10 : Choose Which LED to Power ON With The Potentiometer
5
Activity 10 - Solution
6
Use an Analog Pin as a Digital Pin
7
Section Conclusion

Create Multitask Programs

1
Intro
2
Get the Current Time with millis()
3
Blink a LED Without delay()
4
Blink 2 LEDs With a Different Blink Rate
5
Activity 11 : Blink 4 LEDS With 4 Different Rates, Using Arrays and Functions
6
Activity 11 - Solution
7
micros() and delayMicroseconds() functions
8
Activity 12 : Create a Complete Multitask Program !
9
Activity 12 - Solution
10
Section Conclusion

Conclusion

1
What You've Learned
2
What to Do Next
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