Arduino Discovery: programming the UNO board made simple.

Learn to program the Arduino UNO and communicate with a variety of peripherals.
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (1,083 ratings)
23,004 students
1hr 33min of on-demand video
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At the end of the course, students will be able to write programs on an Arduino board and communicate with a variety of peripherals.
Students will also learn the the process of finding and using libraries and understand sample code for new peripherals not even covered in this class.


  • No programming experience is required, but is helpful.
  • Get an Arduino UNO or similar board to practice coding along with the course.


This course shows you how to get an Arduino developer account, install the required drivers and use the Editor tools on your MAC/PC and teaches you how to write programs and download them on the Arduino UNO circuit board. If you are a beginner, that is OK because I will start from the very begining explaining along the way as you build up the knowledge to write your own well structured programs. If you are an experienced programmer that is new to Arduino you can also get a lot out of this class because you can skip the trial and error phase I went through figuring out how all this works. So what are you waiting for, let's get programming!      

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning to quickly develop embedded software.


Electrical Engineer
Nils Lavik
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 1,083 Reviews
  • 23,004 Students
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I Graduated in 1990 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. My first 14 years I worked at an engineering consulting firm developing Ethernet print servers, terminal servers, and Ethernet Bridges. I worked on the PCB and low level microcode but mostly FPGA/ASIC logic design. Next, I moved on to video camera development where I've written user interface microcode but mostly focus on FPGA logic design that handles  component communications and all the image processing from the imager through to the  display. I've always enjoyed collecting evaluation/development boards, so when I came across the Arduino platform, I realized it was something special - so easy and quick to develop on. I needed to put together a class to share this interest with others!      

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