The Arduino micro-controller’s super low cost, versatility, and wide-ranging user base (from 10 year old kids with no electronics background to sophisticated electronics professionals) makes it a natural choice for any budding product designer, inventor, or artist looking to build a prototype of their project. Even so, when pondering this credit-card sized tiny computer with its idiosyncratic pin space for the first time, it’s not obvious where to start. In this course, Arduino expert Marc De Vinck offers a time tested, fool-proof, and systematic approach to Arduino prototype planning, testing, and production.
You've created your first prototypes using the Arduino micro-controller, you understand how to input to it, output from it, and now you're ready for more. Maybe you even want to commercialize your prototype. This course transforms your Arduino prototypes from basic to advanced, presenting a new set of skills, techniques, and technologies you can use to make your prototypes more useful, robust, and perhaps… market ready.
If you’ve got your prototype design approach down and have learned all about the types of input devices Arduino can work with, you’re ready to work with the output devices that will make your creations produce actions in the physical world. In this course, you’ll get an overview of everything from simple outputs (LEDs, buzzers) to the more complex (motors, speakers, and graphical displays). You’ll also learn how to wire them up and program them.
Artists, product designers, and inventors who understand the basics of Arduino prototyping can take their skills to the next level in this overview of how to work with input sensors: those multitude of devices that can monitor the physical world. You’ll start with the simple (temperature sensors, light sensors) and then move up to the complex (distance, accelerometer, object recognition), learning how each sensor functions, how to wire them up, and how to program them.
Learn how to create electronic projects with the Arduino, the world's friendliest electronics prototyping platform! The Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Sensing the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors, Arduino affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and a number of other accessories. It's intended for anyone making interactive hardware projects. This course is designed to introduce the Arduino hardware and programming environment to get you started on building projects as soon as possible.