Step-by-Step Arduino for Beginners: 2024 Mini-Course

Master the foundation of Arduino programming and electronics required to prevail in robotics, IoT, and more!
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (191 ratings)
5,466 students
1hr 58min of on-demand video
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Jumpstart projects with the Arduino platform and Tinkercad
Succeed with using breadboards
Gain mastery over using digital, analog, and PWM signals
Create exciting hardware projects using Arduino
Develop strategies proven to help make your own projects better and faster
And much more!


  • No programming or electronics experience is assumed, all concepts are explained in a beginner friendly way.
  • Concepts are built upon a grade 10 math and science background.
  • You have the option to use Tinkercad's Arduino Simulator or the recommended hardware for this course.



The purpose of this mini-course is to get you comfortable using Arduino, a common beginner-friendly, robotics controller platform.

By the end of this mini-course, you will understand the key electronics and Arduino-related concepts that will help you succeed in electronics. Grasping these topics will make learning and understanding more advanced topics much easier.


This course will cover:

  • How to set up and use the Arduino platform

  • How to use a breadboard

  • Digital signals and how to use them

  • Analog signals and how to use them

  • PWM signals and how to use them

  • Many practical examples using Arduino

  • Tools to prepare you for making projects on your own


To gain a foundation in each topic, you will be taken through the following process:

1. LEARN - Explanation of Theory

  • Introduce and explain a topic as a lecture format

2. PRACTICE - Examples Together

  • Practical component with step-by-step examples

3. MASTER - Independent Projects

  • Use new skills on your own with a challenge project

This course contains 2 hours of video content, 4 step-by-step example projects, 3 challenge projects, and a final project to put everything you learnt together.

Please Note: To follow along with the course you must either use Tinkercad's Arduino Simulator (free software but requires an account) or purchase the recommended hardware for this course. If you are unsure which option is best for you please watch Lecture 5 for guidance.

Who this course is for:

  • If you are interested in Arduino or electronics but don't know where to start.
  • If you are interested in building your own electronics projects or products.
  • If you want to jump start your education in STEM.


Course Developer
Gentiam Electronics
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 194 Reviews
  • 5,475 Students
  • 2 Courses

Gentiam Electronics provides accessible education and tools to many, creating a world where building electronics is as easy as designing an app. All problems are solvable and we believe, through exploration, people can solve them. Creators and problem-solvers need the freedom to explore. We empower them to solve their most compelling problems through accessible, time-saving innovations.

We are a small, early-stage company with a core team that has dozens of years of combined experience across many established firms and startups, spread out over a dozen competitive industries.

Course Instructor
Tarryn MacPherson
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 194 Reviews
  • 5,475 Students
  • 2 Courses

As a Sr. Engineer at Gentiam Electronics, I have a breadth of experience across engineering, science, and teaching, spanning over 5+ years.

In industry, I have held technical roles in aerospace and vehicle electrification spaces, in areas of product development and testing. I have a pending patent in the electronics-related technology field.

I have also spent multiple summers teaching at science and engineering camps for ages 8-14, where I developed an engaging teaching style encouraging students to apply what they learned in the classroom to their passions.

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