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Microcontrollers for the Internet of Things

A guide to the Arduino platform focused specifically on the inexpensive WiFi-enabled ESP8266 microcontroller!
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(347 reviews)
2,162 students
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CourseMarks Score®

2.7

Freshness

9.2

Feedback

8.9

Content

Platform: Udemy
Price: $15.99
Video: 3h 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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7.1 / 10

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2.7 / 10
This course was last updated on 8/2015.

Course content can become outdated quite quickly. After analysing 71,530 courses, we found that the highest rated courses are updated every year. If a course has not been updated for more than 2 years, you should carefully evaluate the course before enrolling.

Student Feedback

9.2 / 10
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Content Score

8.9 / 10
Video Score: 8.1 / 10
The course includes 3h 38m video content. Courses with more videos usually have a higher average rating. We have found that the sweet spot is 16 hours of video, which is long enough to teach a topic comprehensively, but not overwhelming. Courses over 16 hours of video gets the maximum score.
The average video length is 3 hours 28 minutes of 119 Internet Of Things courses on Udemy.
Detail Score: 9.2 / 10

The top online course contains a detailed description of the course, what you will learn and also a detailed description about the instructor.

Extra Content Score: 9.5 / 10

Tests, exercises, articles and other resources help students to better understand and deepen their understanding of the topic.

This course contains:

0 article.
15 resources.
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0 tests or quizzes.

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Description

Arduino has created an open-source, easy-to-use hardware & software platform that has made microcontrollers and electronics accessible to a broad audience of makers. Dozens of variations on the platform exist today, and dedicated devices found in 3D printers, Quadcopters, Media players and robots have bloomed thanks to a diverse ecosystem of vendors and enthusiasts. These devices are following the trend of adding more and more networking and communication capabilities, pushing toward applications on the Internet of Things.
This course is a guide to the exciting world of internet-enabled microcontrollers using the Arduino platform. Starting with the fundamentals of Arduino programming, the course builds expertise in Analog/Digital Input & Output, and other core topics used to prototype electronic devices. The course then extends the experience by focusing on programming the ESP8266 to scan and connect to pre-existing WiFi networks, or create its own network as an access point. This course features lectures with information to help students build the demonstrations as they go, and challenges students to extend the lecture-provided circuits and code to add additional features. Finally, there is a projects section at the end of the course where new projects will be added to illustrate special topics and techniques, based on student interests and questions!

You will learn

✓ Program Arduino and ESP8266 Microcontrollers to work with Digital & Analog signals
✓ Build Internet-of-Things circuits that use the ESP8266 to exchange information over WiFi as either a client, server or both.
✓ Configure the ESP8266 to scan and connect to existing WiFi networks, or to act as an access point to create its own WiFi network.

Requirements

• You’ll need some materials to follow along with the lectures and build the demonstration circuits. This includes the ESP8266 ESP-12 microcontroller on a breakout board, a USB to Serial device that supports 3.3V operation, a computer capable of running Arduino software 1.6.4 or above, and some common electronic components like wires, LEDs, buttons, breadboards, and voltage regulators. A lecture is dedicated to talking about the selection of materials recommended for the course.

This course is for

• This course is for those new to microcontroller programming, or have some experience with Arduino but have never worked with WiFi networking on that platform. Some prior programming experience is recommended, but not required. Basic understanding of electronics concepts of voltage, resistance and current is assumed. This course is probably not for you if you have never been introduced to basic electronics or programming concepts.

How much does the Microcontrollers for the Internet of Things course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $15.99. And currently there is a 20% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $4 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $23.5 of 119 Internet Of Things courses. So this course is 45% cheaper than the average Internet Of Things course on Udemy.

Does the Microcontrollers for the Internet of Things course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Microcontrollers for the Internet of Things has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Microcontrollers for the Internet of Things course, but there is a $4 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $15.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Thomas Tongue a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Thomas Tongue has created 1 courses that got 347 reviews which are generally positive. Thomas Tongue has taught 2,162 students and received a 4.6 average review out of 347 reviews. Depending on the information available, Thomas Tongue is a TRUSTED instructor.
Maker, Instructor, Serial Entrepreneur
Hi, I’m Tom. I’ve been a technology entrepreneur for the past 20 years since I left a graduate program in Astrophysics to co-found a company providing software and web services. Along the way, I’ve earned a MBA from the Lally School at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, built a company making spectrometers, and lead a community of makers and entrepreneurs to found the Tech Valley Center of Gravity (TVCOG), a makerspace and startup cultivator in the Capital District of NY.

Over the past few years I’ve shared my passion for rapid prototyping, electronics and software with students, engineers and entrepreneurs at the TVCOG, and now I want to share it with the world through Udemy! I can’t wait to help you learn how to use microcontrollers to build devices for the Internet of Things!

See you soon!

Tom

7.1

CourseMarks Score®

2.7

Freshness

9.2

Feedback

8.9

Content

Platform: Udemy
Price: $15.99
Video: 3h 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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