Arduino Step by Step: Getting Started

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16.5 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
Build simple circuits around the Arduino Uno, that implement simple functions.
Write simple Arduino sketches that can get sensor reading, make LEDs blink, write text on an LCD screen, read the position of a potentiometer, and much more.
Understand what is the Arduino.
Understand what is prototyping.
Understand analog and digital inputs and outputs
Understand the ways by which the Arduino can communicate with other devices
Use the multimeter to measure voltage, current, resistance and continuity
Use protoboards to make projects permanent
be productive with the Arduino IDE, write, compile and upload sketches, install libraries
Understand what is Arduino programming, it's basic concepts, structures, and keywords
Detect and measure visible light, color, and ultraviolet light
Measure temperature, humidity and acceleration
Measure the distance between the sensor and an object in front of it
Detect a person entering a room
Detect a noise
Make noise and play music
Display text on a liquid crystal display
About the course

UPDATED: January 2020

I have updated this course with a full new section in which you will learn how to use arrays in your Arduino sketches. This is a very useful skill to have, as you can program repetitive tasks with just a few lines of code. Enjoy!

This is the original, legendary Arduino course on Udemy, by Tech Explorations, fanatically supported by Dr Peter Dalmaris. 

It is trusted by thousands of students, and contains over 16 hours of content, quizzes, Github code repository, thousands of active student discussions, and countless downloadable and linked resources.

Please don't be confused by other courses with a similar name.

This course is for the new Arduino Maker. 

Do you have a passion for learning? 

Are you excited about becoming a Maker with the Arduino?

If you answered "yes!" to both, then you are ready to get started!

In making this course, I emphasized the importance of getting the basics right and learning to mastery. As an educator for over 15 years, I know first-hand that hitting a roadblock because you lack the fundamental knowledge to progress can be demotivating. 

In Arduino Step by Step Getting Started, I make sure that in the more than 16 hours of video content, mini projects and quizzes, we cover all the basics so that you can enjoy learning about the Arduino.

By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of the capabilities of the Arduino Uno, the best Arduino for people getting started, and you will be familiar with the capabilities of several of its cousins. 

You will be comfortable with the basic prototyping tools and their usage, the basics of the Arduino programming environment, language and programming.

You will be able to use a variety of components. From simple buttons and LEDs, to visible color and ultraviolet light, and other environment sensors.

Apart from knowing how to use the components that I demonstrate in this course, you will also learn how to read datasheets, how to use libraries on your own, and how to learn the skills you need to create the gadgets you want, on your own. With knowledge comes freedom, and I will help you get there.

I invite you to review the free lectures in the first section of the course to find out more details about it. 

If you are excited about becoming a Maker with the Arduino, join many other Makers and me in Arduino Step by Step Getting Started!

I look forward to learning with you!

Introduction to the course
What is this course about?
In this lecture I will describe the course so that you know exactly what to expect from it.
Tools you will need
In this lecture, I will walk you through the, absolutely, basic and necessary tools that you need for this course. Those tools are fewer than you may think. You don't need that much in order to have fun with electronics. 
Parts you will need
In this lecture, I will walk you through the hardware and the tools that you need to do the experiments. E.g. LCD screen, buttons shield, a microphone, an infrared motion sensor, and many other bits and pieces.
How to get the most out of this course
In this lecture I'd like to show you the features that are available for you during your learning process. Let's have a look first at the structure of each one of the sections. All the lectures are organized into sections. We use the multiple choice quizzes to test and consolidate your knowledge. Brain stretchers to challenge your thinking. Schematics are available to download. Q & A if you need help.Remember that there is always help available.

Know your Arduino
In this section, you'll learn about the Arduino and why it's been such an important part of the Maker Revolution. 
Getting to know the Arduino Uno: Atmega328P, USB, Shields
In this lecture, you will be walked through the Arduino board, have a look at the components that you see on it and explain what each of those components is and what it does.
Getting to know the Arduino Uno: Pins, power, clock
In this lecture, we will look at the different pins and their functions on the Arduino Uno.
Using the digital output pins
In this lecture, we look at the Arduino's most important feature, its general purpose input output pins. These are the pins that allow you to interact with external devices like LEDS and buttons.
Using the digital input pins
In this lecture,  we look at digital pins as inputs. 
Using the analog output pins
In this lecture, we look at the the "analog" output. 
  • A Windows, Mac or Linux computer
  • An Arduino Uno
  • Electronics parts like resistors, LEDs, sensors, as listed in Section 1 of the course
  • Essential tools: a mini breadboard, jumper wires, a multimeter, a soldering iron and solder, wire cutter
  • Be excited about electronics!
Dr. Peter Dalmaris
Dr. Peter Dalmaris
Educator and Author of "Maker Education Revolution".
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