COURSE OBJECTIVES: The Arduino is an open-source computer hardware/software platform for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control the physical world around them. In
this class you will learn how the Arduino platform works in terms of the physical board and
libraries and the IDE (integrated development environment). You will also learn about shields,
which are smaller boards that plug into the main Arduino board to perform other functions such
as sensing light, heat, GPS tracking, or providing a user interface display.