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.
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.