Arduino for Beginners
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Arduino for Beginners

Know all about Arduinos? Well, if not, you will find out the scoop on this cool microcontroller
3.4 (7 ratings)
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Created by QUE Videos
Last updated 7/2015
English
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Become familiar with the Arduino hardware
  • Program the Arduino
  • See how the Arduino controls and powers motors
  • Learn some Arduino programming syntax and debugging tips
  • Learn how to add motors and build a robot
  • How to connect and program five sensors
  • Learn how to create five different projects: a LED Matrix; a Digital Clock; Make an Art Bot; Build a Noisemaker with Potentiometers and a Light Sensor;and learn how to connect two Arduinos wirelessly
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Requirements
  • Should have a basic understanding of microcontrollers
Description

These quick and simple video tutorials are the perfect way to break into the Arduino space. John Baichtal leads you through the fundamentals in an easy to follow learning path. In no time at all you will become familiar with the Arduino hardware and will learn how to build five easy projects.

Instuctor John Baichtal got his start writing blog posts for Wired's legendary GeekDad blog as well as the DIYer's bible MAKE Magazine. From there he branched out into authoring books about toys, tools, robots, and hobby electronics. He is the co-author of The Cult of Lego (No Starch) and author of Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement as well as Basic Robot Building With Lego Mindstorms NXT

Who is the target audience?
  • Primarily hobbyists looking to learn how to use the technology. Also appropriate for students or others learning in an educational setting.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
04:28:18
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Introduction
5 Lectures 36:39


Downloading & Checking Out the IDE (Libraries)
11:57

Plugging in the Arduino as well as launching & uploading a sketch
05:13

Tools You Might Need
04:31
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Simple Sketches
5 Lectures 45:34
Examining the Blink Sketch
11:03

Using a button, potentiometer, & light sensor to control a LED
09:42

Controlling a bicolor LED with a switch
08:52

Proximity alarm with a PIR
08:30

Controlling a RGB LED module
07:27
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Programming
5 Lectures 42:08
Finding code including example code from IDE & Arduino playground
07:27

Learning about Libraries
07:47

Comparisons, Variables, & If / Else
06:57

Switch / Case, While, & Interrupts
09:35

Debugging using the serial monitor
10:22
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All About Motors
5 Lectures 44:00
Exploring Servomotors & how to control them with Arduino
07:29

Exploring stepper motors & how to control them with an Arduino
06:42

Solenoids & how to control them with an Arduino
07:25

Controlling a DC Motor with PWM
10:10

Using a motor shield
12:14
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Examining Sensors
5 Lectures 48:55
Hooking up an accelerometer to your Arduino
10:45

Using a Color Sensor to gather data
07:40

Measuring temperature & humidity with your Arduino
10:23

Connecting a hall effect sensor to your Arduino
08:50

Setting up an infrared sensor
11:17
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Projects
5 Lectures 51:02
Creating a LED matrix
12:08

Building a digital clock
09:33

Making an art bot
10:45

Building a noisemaker with potentiometers & a light sensor
09:48

Connecting Two Arduinos Wirelessly
08:48
About the Instructor
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