The first in a set of three courses that we teach to technical staff from the Environment Agency to allow them to better understand the technology behind the environmental monitoring stations that they use, install and collect data from around the country.

The courses are:

Introduction to Microcontrollers is designed go from the complete beginnings of using microcontrollers using Arduinos as an example, go through practical electronics and knowledge of components, all the way to using then inputs an outputs of an Arduino Uno to create a simple but practical temperature monitor with alert thresholds.

Course content

  • Basic electronics
  • Ohm’s law
  • Common components
  • What is an Arduino?
  • Digital outputs
  • Analog outputs
  • Digital inputs
  • Analog inputs