Arduino Programming For Beginners
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Arduino Programming For Beginners

Learn Arduino Programming step-by-step, and become more confident to write Arduino programs that rock !
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Created by Edouard Renard
Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 24 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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
Course content
Expand all 78 lectures 06:48:21
+ Your First Steps with Arduino Programming
10 lectures 27:36
Intro
00:24
Install the Arduino IDE
02:09
Arduino Program Architecture
02:10
First Activity : It's Time to Practice
00:58
First Activity - Solution
01:38
Reset the Arduino Program Without Uploading it Again
03:06
Section Conclusion
00:33
+ C Programming for Arduino - Part 2
6 lectures 51:21
Comments
03:03
Conditions
12:17
Conditional Operators
17:17
Switch Statement
06:25
Activity 3 : Practice on Conditions
03:08
Activity 3 - Solution
09:11
+ C Programming for Arduino - Part 3
6 lectures 43:37
Loops
13:30
Arrays
16:25
Constants
03:14
Activity 4 : Compute the Max Value From an Array of Numbers
01:51
Activity 4 - Solution
07:57
C programming for Arduino - Conclusion
00:40
+ Build a Simple Arduino Circuit Step by Step
4 lectures 16:09
Intro
02:33
Understand How a Breadboard Works
01:52
Pick the Right Resistors
05:56
+ Use Digital Pins to Control Hardware Components
14 lectures 51:23
Intro
01:37
Hardware Setup : Add 3 LEDs
05:16
pinMode() function
03:06
digitalWrite() function
01:48
Activity 5 : Blink 4 LEDs for your next Christmas Tree
01:25
Activity 5 - Solution
03:40
Activity 6 - Optimize Your Code With Arrays
02:32
Activity 6 - Solution
12:36
Hardware Setup : Add a Push Button
03:54
digitalRead() function
04:36
Activity 7 : Stop Blinking the LEDs When You Press the Button
01:20
Activity 7 - Solution
02:55
analogWrite() function
05:50
Section Conclusion
00:48
+ Communicate With The User - Make Your Programs More Dynamic
8 lectures 45:18
Intro
00:55
Read Data From Serial
07:10
Activity 8 : Let The User Choose Which LED to Power ON
05:57
Activity 8 - Solution
09:55
Use the EEPROM memory
10:54
Activity 9 : Keep the User Choice For The Next Boot
03:20
Activity 9 - Solution
06:37
Section Conclusion
00:30
+ Use Analog Pins
7 lectures 22:33
Intro
02:41
Hardware Setup : Add a Potentiometer
04:15
analogRead() function
03:01
Activity 10 : Choose Which LED to Power ON With The Potentiometer
00:53
Activity 10 - Solution
09:40
Use an Analog Pin as a Digital Pin
01:29
Section Conclusion
00:34
+ Create Multitask Programs
10 lectures 01:03:09
Intro
02:44
Blink a LED Without delay()
07:38
Blink 2 LEDs With a Different Blink Rate
05:23
Activity 11 : Blink 4 LEDS With 4 Different Rates, Using Arrays and Functions
01:26
Activity 11 - Solution
12:51
micros() and delayMicroseconds() functions
03:32
Activity 12 : Create a Complete Multitask Program !
02:02
Activity 12 - Solution
22:50
Section Conclusion
00:58
Requirements
  • An Arduino board
  • Some basic hardware components (detailed list in the first section) if you plan to program with a real circuit
Description

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

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners who want to learn the Arduino through programming and practising
  • People who are tired of copying/pasting from the Internet because they don’t understand the code
  • Makers who already have a running project, but feel that they lack the programming foundation they need
  • Developers who already have some basic programming experience, and want to dive in Arduino programming