Learn Arduino to mastery

Do you want to learn how to use the Arduino in your projects? Do you want to learn quickly, well, and without frustration?

Learn how to use simple buttons and LEDs, visible color and ultraviolet light sensors, and other environment sensors.

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 ASbS: Getting Started, through more than 15 hours of video content, mini projects and quizzes, you will cover all the basics so that you can enjoy learning about the Arduino.


Go hands-on with the Arduino's inputs and output, learn about communications, and understand the differences between the Uno and some of the other Arduinos, like the Mega, Due, and the Zero.


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.


Learn about prototyping, how to use the multimeter, how to solder.


Go hands-on with the Arduino's inputs and output, learn about communications, and understand the differences between the Uno and some of the other Arduinos, like the Mega, Due, and the Zero.


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.


Learn about prototyping, how to use the multimeter, how to solder.

What is this course about and what to expect?

Here's what you'll get for US$25$50:


  • Arduino Step by Step Getting Started
  • 16 hours on-demand video, 123 lectures, 17 sections
  • Downloadable resources
  • Lifetime access
  • 15-day money back guarantee
  • Help Desk support, help is just a ticket away
  • Dedicated course discussion forum, because learning is social

What's in this course? 

Introduction to the course
What is this course about?
Tools you will need
Parts you will need
How to get the most out of this course


Know your Arduino
Introduction
Getting to know the Arduino Uno: Atmega328P, USB, Shields
Getting to know the Arduino Uno: Pins, power, clock
Using the digital output pins
Using the digital input pins
Using the analog output pins
Using the analog input pins
Quiz


Introduction to communications
Introduction
Serial (UART) communications
I²C (TWI) communications
SPI communications
Quiz


Arduino boards
Introduction
Meet some members of the Arduino family
Introducing the Arduino Mega 2560
Introducing the Arduino Due
Introducing the Arduino Zero
Introducing the Arduino 101
Introducing the Arduino Pro Mini
Introducing Arduino-compatible boards
Quiz


Prototyping basics
Introduction
Using the breadboard
Using jumper wires
The absolutely essential tools
Powering your Arduino with power supplies
Using the multimeter to measure voltage
Using the multimeter to measure current
The multimeter – Resistance and continuity
Introduction to soldering – the soldering iron
Soldering – preparation and using holders
Soldering – using wire cutters and fume extractor
Soldering – Simple maintenance tips for your solder iron
A demonstration of soldering a header onto a breakout board
An introduction to protoboards
Quiz


The Arduino IDE
Introduction
An introduction to the Arduino IDE
Understand the basic parts of an Arduino sketch
The Arduino IDE – Understanding the Preferences pane
The Arduino IDE – Understanding the Menu items
How to upload a sketch to your Arduino
How to upload a sketch to your Arduino – For Windows users
Quiz


Introduction to Arduino Programming
Introduction
An introduction to Arduino programming
Understand the basic parts of an Arduino sketch
Getting started with custom functions
Creating custom functions with parameters and the return keyword
Using variables
Understanding variable scope
Understanding constants
Introduction to control structures: The “if” statement
Introduction to control structures: The “while” statement
Introduction to control structures: The “For” statement
Introduction to control structures: The “Switch” statement
Digital output – how to control an LED
Digital input – how to read the state of a button
Analog input – how to read the state of a potentiometer
Analog output – how to create a fading LED
Introduction to the RGB (color) LED
Wiring the RGB LED
RGB LED: creating colors
Using a library to control an RGB LED with PWM
Learning more with the Arduino language documentation
Quiz


Measuring light and color
Introduction
What is a photoresistor and how to wire it
How to select the appropriate fixed resistor for a photoresistor
Using the Ultra-Violet light sensor
An introduction to the RGB Color sensor
Wiring the RGB Color sensor
Mini project: copy a color to an RGB LED using an RGB Color sensor
Quiz


Measuring temperature, humidity and pressure
Introduction
Using a DHT22 sensor to measure temperature and humidity
An introduction to the Thermistor
Wiring the Thermistor
How to calculate the temperature from the thermistor resistance
Thermistor: getting a temperature using a library
Thermistor: improving the accuracy of analog readings with AREF
An introduction to measuring temperature with the TMP36
Wiring the TMP36 and a demonstration sketch
An alternate wiring of the TMP36
An introduction to the MCP9808 for very accurate temperature readings
MCP9808: Wiring
Using the MCP9808, demo and sketch walkthrough
MCP9808: A closer look at I2C addressing
An introduction to measuring barometric pressure with the BMP180
Wiring the BMP180 and first sketch walkthrough
A first demo sketch for the BMP180
A second demo sketch for the BMP180
Quiz


Detecting acceleration
Introduction
Introduction to detecting acceleration with the ADXL335
Wiring the ADXL335
Plugging the ADXL335 directly in the Arduino, and detect its orientation
Write the sketch for detecting orientation with the ADXL335
Quiz


Detecting objects with the infrared motion sensor
Introduction
Introduction to the Passive infra-Red (PIR) motion sensor
A simple PIR experiment with an LED
A demonstration of using the PIR sensor with the Arduino
PIR sensor first demonstration sketch walkthrough
PIR sensor second demonstration sketch walkthrough
Quiz


Sensing distance
Introduction
Introduction to the ultrasonic distance sensor
Wiring and understanding Trigger and Echo
How to calculate distance
Quiz


Sensing sound
Introduction
Introduction to the analog sound sensor
A demonstration and sketch of the analog sound sensor
A demonstration and sketch of the digital sound sensor
Quiz


Making noise with a buzzer
Introduction
Introduction to the buzzer
Playing music
Control the sound volume
Quiz


The Liquid Crystal Display
Introduction
Introduction to the LCD
LCD wiring in 4-bit parallel mode
LCD demonstration sketch
Display sensor data in the LCD
Connect LCD using the I2C adaptor
Using the RGB LCD and buttons shield
Quiz


This course instructor is Peter Dalmaris, PhD.

Peter has created over 20 other courses on technology education.

He is the author of Maker Education Revolution, a book on how making is changing the way we learn and teach.

He is also the host of Stemiverse, a podcast in which he discusses education and STEM with the shakers and movers of technology and science education from around the world.


Here's what some of our students have to say about this course:

Very well explained and very informative. A good course to introduce children to IoT. Thanks for all your effort to make it into an well organized course.

Darryl C

I've returned to re-review this course... because I didn't realise how great the teacher and the course he designed is. Just blown away by how much I've been able to learn and understand in a relatively short period of time. I think the key point is that the course really deepens your understanding of the Arduino platform rather than tells you how to do a particular task! The questions are really useful in this way as you have to process what you just learnt. Dr Peter Dalmaris is simply a great teacher (his podcast is worth checking out as well) - who clearly has a massive enthusiasm for spreading knowledge and understanding which will allow other people to make stuff. The course has been a great pleasure to take part in and, as a teacher, I feel like I've learnt more than just Arduino engineering. Thanks so much to Dr Peter!

James S

Good course, very detailed and covers almost everything you need to know about many Arduino components if you are new to it

Ayman S

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