If you want to build advanced things like your own cellphone, a portable game console or a 3D printer — then you need to know how to use a microcontroller.
A microcontroller is kind of like a mini computer that you can give instructions to — to make it do what you want.
One of the easiest ways to get started with microcontrollers is using the Arduino board. With the Arduino, you can easily connect things like buttons, LEDs, mini speakers or displays.
And it’s pretty easy to program it, once you understand the basics.
In this course you’ll learn how the get started with Arduino. You’ll also get lots of examples to play around with, so that you’ll end up with a wide set of new skills.
I love electronics, and I've been building things with electronics since I was a kid. It such a great feeling when you build something and it works! And I want more people to have that.
Since I was a kid trying to learn electronics, I always felt that electronics was taught in a very complicated way. So since 2012 I've been working on new ways to teach electronics so that beginners can quickly get up to speed and start building cool things.
M. Sc. in microelectronics. Author of Electronics For Kids ++.