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Introduction to Device Programming

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About This Course

We all know that smart devices make our lives better every day. And there are coders behind every one of those devices. If you’re ready to change the world by taking analog information into the digital realm, bring your basic coding experience and take your first steps toward programming for the Internet of Things. Learn to program devices (sensors, blinking LEDs, temperature displays, and more) with Raspberry Pi—a must-know for anyone in this space. See how to write the software that controls the hardware, and get started making a difference with procedural programming.

Begin with an intro to embedded programming, take a look at embedded devices, and explore sensors, actuators, and outputs. Then work with the hardware/software interface, get to know the C Programming language and its features, and learn about basic data management. From there, dive into embedded solutions. Build your first circuit, and get hands-on with lots of mini labs. Wrap up with a look at device app development, as you connect your device to the cloud.

Plan to spend two to four hours per week for five weeks on the course, which includes videos, text, labs, and non-graded assessments. Then show off your new skills and knowledge with an impressive final project.

What you'll learn

  • How to implement embedded scenarios using the C programming language
  • How to program embedded devices such as the Raspberry Pi
  • How to design and evaluate basic circuits on breadboards
  • How to use digital and analog sensors to collect real-time data

Course Staff

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Kasey Champion

Learning Team

Microsoft

Kasey Champion is a software engineer turned teacher. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Electrical Engineering, but worked for the Computer Science Department as a Teaching Assistant for 3 years. After graduation she joined Microsoft as a software engineer, but spent her mornings volunteer teaching computer science at local high schools through the TEALS program. Recently she was lucky enough to make her passion her full time job and joined the Microsoft Learning team to develop computer science courseware.

  1. Código del curso

    DEV295x
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  3. Término de clases

  4. Esfuerzo estimado

    8-16 hours in total
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