​A perfect start for the new maker.

​L​earn by creating a gadget that ​records your environment data to an open-source Web logging service (EmonC​MS). Access it from your browser with a full-featured dashboard.

This course is designed for beginner makers. I will help you get started with the basics of creating circuits with the Arduino prototyping board, and by the end of this course you will have an Internet-connected home environment monitoring gadget, build with your own hands!

The only prerequisite is a basic understanding of concepts like voltage, current and resistance, and ability to download and install software on your computer. A very basic understanding of programming is a bonus, but not absolutely necessary.

Along the way, you will learn about programming, sensors, and communications.

The course is split in three parts:

  • Part 1 is an introduction, which will gently help you create your first circuit and open your appetite for more.
  • Part 2 contains a primer on making with the Arduino, focusing on the Integrated Development Environment and the sketching language.
  • Part 3 is about making J​ing. J​ing is the environment monitoring system that you will put together piece by piece, and line by line.

Here's what you're getting:

  • ​Arduino: Make an IoT Environment Monitor video course.
  • ​5 hours of on-demand video.
  • Downloadable code sketches for all experiments.
  • ​Circuit schematics with video assembly ​instructions.
  • Lifetime access
  • 15-day money back guarantee
  • ​Questions and answers tool in each lecture page.
  • Dedicated course discussion ​Space, part of the Tech Explorations community​.

​The course content

Hello World! Diodes, LEDs, and your ​first circuit
Hello World! Your ​first sketch
Use Pulse Width Modules, make the LED fade

Arduino development basics​
Compilers, the IDE instructions and functions
Control structures
Frequently used functions
Custom functions
Reading and writing digital and analog values
Digital and analog read/write demonstration

Constructing Jing​
​Measuring light with Lux and the Axel-Benz formula
Measuring light with a photoresistor demonstration
Measuring temperature and humidity
Measuring barometric pressure
Adding an LCD screen, setup the circuit
Adding an LCD screen, adding a library and sketch walkthrough
Create an echo server with the Ethernet Shield
Transmit sensor data with the Ethernet Shield
Emoncms, what is it, walkthrough
Upload data from a single sensor to Emoncms
Setting up logging and visualising data on Emoncms
Completing the hardware assembly
The Jing complete sketch walkthrough
Completing the Jing dashboard

​Wrap-it up, what did we learn, and improvements

What hardware will you need? 

To ​complete this course, you will need​ an Arduino and several simple components.

​All of them can be easily sourced from online sources such as eBay, Amazon and Al​iExpress. 

Please find the list of hardware here​. This hardware is not included in the price of this course.

The course instructor

The 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.


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