Arduino for Beginners

Know all about Arduinos? Well, if not, you will find out the scoop on this cool microcontroller
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course 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

What are the requirements?

  • Should have a basic understanding of microcontrollers

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Anatomy of the Arduino
Downloading & Checking Out the IDE (Libraries)
Plugging in the Arduino as well as launching & uploading a sketch
Tools You Might Need
Section 1: Simple Sketches
Examining the Blink Sketch
Using a button, potentiometer, & light sensor to control a LED
Controlling a bicolor LED with a switch
Proximity alarm with a PIR
Controlling a RGB LED module
Section 2: Programming
Finding code including example code from IDE & Arduino playground
Learning about Libraries
Comparisons, Variables, & If / Else
Switch / Case, While, & Interrupts
Debugging using the serial monitor
Section 3: All About Motors
Exploring Servomotors & how to control them with Arduino
Exploring stepper motors & how to control them with an Arduino
Solenoids & how to control them with an Arduino
Controlling a DC Motor with PWM
Using a motor shield
Section 4: Examining Sensors
Hooking up an accelerometer to your Arduino
Using a Color Sensor to gather data
Measuring temperature & humidity with your Arduino
Connecting a hall effect sensor to your Arduino
Setting up an infrared sensor
Section 5: Projects
Creating a LED matrix
Building a digital clock
Making an art bot
Building a noisemaker with potentiometers & a light sensor
Connecting Two Arduinos Wirelessly

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