TeacherPeter is fascinated by technology because of its ability to make amazing things happen, and science because of its ability to make nature transparent. He is an Electrical and Computer Engineer, has a PhD (most of which was spent reading philosophy... View Profile
- Total Time 1 hr, 2 min
- Lessons 9
- Attachments 22
- Exercises 26
9 Lessons in This Course
2 minFREEArduino lesson 1Free2 CQ
The world of sensors is a wide, wild one. In this introductory lesson, learn which sensors you'll be using in this Arduino course, from photo to ultrasonic.
9 minArduino lesson 25 CQ
In this second lesson of a series from Dr. Peter Dalmaris, learn how to detect and measure light using a photoresistor, and how to use a voltage divider.
6 minArduino lesson 34 CQ
Who needs a thermometer when you can measure temperature and humidity with a few DHT sensors and your handy Arduino setup and sketch? Learn how in this lesson!
6 minArduino lesson 44 CQ
Meteorologists use it to read weather patterns and geologists to determine altitude: a barometric pressure sensor, a sensor that measures atmospheric pressure.
8 minArduino lesson 55 CQ
Motion sensors are used every day: for security purposes or to turn lights on and off. Learn about motion sensors and how to put your own PIR to work!
6 minArduino lesson 64 CQ
What does an accelerometer measure? You got it: acceleration! Learn how to use a common 3-axis accelerometer—the ADXL335—to measure an object's acceleration.
3 minArduino lesson 72 CQ
How does a robot know how to follow a line? What produces the line on heart-rate monitors? Learn about and how to use an infrared line sensor in this lesson.
8 minArduino lesson 85 CQ
Wouldn't it be nice if your water bottle closed during a fall? Find out how tilt and impact sensors work in this electrical engineering lesson.
9 minArduino lesson 95 CQ
Ultrasonic sensors are used in robotic toys, automatic doors, rear car cameras, and smartphones. Apply the functions of distance sensors to your Arduino setup.
534 min5-part Arduino course20 CQ
Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform that makes hardware engineering similar to programming. Learn about Arduino and its tools, and complete a basic prototyping project involving LED lights.
25 minArduino lesson13 CQ
In this lesson, learn how to use a cloud logging service called Nimbits to record your Arduino's sensor data and post photo-resistor values.
4 minArduino lesson3 CQ
Get ready for the first part of a fantastic course and review electrical schematics to learn how to work with relays to connect large loads to an Arduino.
15 minArduino lesson8 CQ
Continue learning about relays in this electronics lesson! Discover more about relay pins, how to hook them up to an LED strip, and how to calculate current.
9 minArduino lesson5 CQ
Now that you've hooked up a 5V relay to drive a 12V LED strip the wrong way, learn the correct approach in this electronics lesson for Arduino novices.
4104 minFREE4-part Engineering courseFree54 CQ
Building a computer from scratch? Watch how to do each step from start to finish—from choosing the right computer hardware, to installing the motherboard, to booting up your new DIY computer!
11110 min11-part Computer Science course61 CQ
Learn how to set up a do-it-yourself home wireless network in this course. From terminology and equipment to setup and best practices, this hands-on IT course teaches how to build a wifi network.
958 min9-part Engineering course32 CQ
Sensors perform a hugely valuable function in electronic devices, and in this course, electrical engineer Dorian McIntire provides an in-depth look at how different kinds of sensors operate.
1582 min15-part Engineering course50 CQ
In this course, learn what defines the discrete-time Fourier transform, how it is related to different signal functions, as well as how to evaluate its properties numerically and graphically.
633 min6-part Engineering course20 CQ
Are you an electronics hobbyist who wants to start building simple electronic circuits with LEDs? This course is a great way to apply a circuitry foundation and learn a bit of electrical engineering!
41572 min41-part Arduino course303 CQ
Want to build a new robot friend? How about create a cool LED sign? Whatever the gadget may be, get started with this beginner-friendly Arduino course from Open Source Hardware!
362 min3-part Arduino course33 CQ
Looking for an interesting Arduino project? Develop new skills as you learn how to set up radio frequency (RF) communication, and build a wireless weather station using two Arduino Uno units.
962 min9-part Arduino course36 CQ
Electronic sensors are the eyes and ears of machines. In this course, learn about a variety of sensors and their applications, and discover how to implement them in your Arduino prototyping setup.
436 min4-part Arduino course20 CQ
Learn how to build and code an obstacle-avoiding Arduino robot that can interpret and process information about the surrounding environment with sensors, and then translate it into action!
343 min3-part Arduino course22 CQ
Are you interested in learning how to program, work with electronics, or use a microcontroller platform? In this course for budding programmers, learn about these tech concepts by using an Arduino!