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Advanced Arduino Boards and Tools

Meet Uno's cousins, learn about their special powers, and see some of the tools that the pros use.

In Advanced Arduino Boards and Tools, I take you on a tour of some of the best technology that the Arduino ecosystem has to offer. This course will contain more than 8 hours of video, presented in over 50 lectures.

The Arduino Uno is awesome: rugged, easy to use, low cost, configurable, open source. But sooner or later, you will feel that it is not enough for your projects. Not enough inputs and outputs. Not enough speed. Not enough memory. Not enough communications options. The list goes on.

The Arduino ecosystem has you covered. There are more powerful alternatives to the Arduino Uno. You can leverage your existing equipment and components, and especially the time and effort investment that you have made to the Arduino, and adopt a more powerful and specialised Arduinos for your next project.

In this course, I present some of the best currently available advanced Arduino boards. I try to help you understand what is special about each one, how you can use them in your projects, and what to look out for when you migrate from the Arduino Uno.

Of course, advanced Arduino projects depend on software, as well as on hardware. Advanced projects need advanced tools! In this course, I also have this covered. Learn about advanced debugging and editing tools, cloud-based automation, and Arduino-PC collaboration.

In this course, I cover these advanced Arduino boards:

  • Arduino Mega 2560
  • Arduino Due
  • Arduino 101
  • Arduino Zero
  • Arduino Galileo Gen 2

For each board, I discuss the features that distinguish them apart from other Arduino (their "special powers"). I demonstrate these features through experimentation.

I also cover these tools:

  • Atmega Studio, an advanced editor and debugger
  • Atmega Atmel-ICE, a debugger and programmer device
  • Temboo, a cloud automation platform for the Internet of Things
  • Processing, a language and framework for creating desktop applications that inter-operate with the Arduino

All demo sketches are available for download from Github, so you will not need to do much typing.

To make the most of this course, you should already have some working experience with a basic Arduino board, like the Uno. If you are just starting now, I suggest that you consider enrolling to Arduino Step by Step, and working through the project in Beginning Arduino.

You do not need to own one of these boards to take advantage of the materials in this course. You can use this course as a reference guide to understanding each board's benefits and disadvantages before you choose one for your next project.

Start learning about Advanced Arduino Boards and Tools now!


Peter has done it again. A wonderful course on all of the different Arduino style boards and how you can utilize them in a project. Well worth your time if you want an overview of what is available and how to use some of the advanced tools. -- Larry

It is great so far Peter courses are all very good some of the best thank you Peter -- Bob

I have Peter's courses on Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and I love his in depth instruction. I have been waiting for a more advanced course from him to build on what I have learned from his other courses. This course covers a lot of ground and is truly the next step for any Arduino developer who wants to take their skills to the next level and understand microcontrollers on a more fundamental level. I think this is an excellent course, and I look forward to many more advance courses from Peter. Thank you for all you do for the maker community. Without dedicated instructors like you, people like me who missed the opportunity to study engineering in college would have a much harder time learning the skills they need to have fun and be successful. -- Michael

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Peter Dalmaris
Peter Dalmaris

Peter is Chief Explorer at Tech Explorations. He 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 of knowledge) and a couple of Masters in Information Systems.

He has been a lecturer for over 13 years in a variety of IT (and occasionally management) subjects. During this time, he has developed a hands-on teaching style, whereby he invites and challenges his students to learn by doing. He has taught thousands of students in dozens of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Peter is also a software developer at Futureshock Enterprises, making applications using Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and iOS.

Peter has been an electronics enthusiast since he remembers himself when he wrecked his sister's digital watch and his parents VCR. He replaced the watch but managed to fix the VCR.

Now, he is particularly fascinated by the rapid prototyping opportunities that the Arduino and similar platforms has brought about.

He lives in Sydney, Australia.


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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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