How to Program an Arduino for CAN bus Network Communication

Learn how to build and program Arduino hardware to implement CAN bus network communication

99% of the time, CAN bus will be implemented on embedded systems. That’s the plain reality. So if you get a job where you are working with CAN bus, you will mostly likely be programming and troubleshooting this protocol on embedded systems. This course is designed to give you your first taste as to what it is like to program an embedded system in order to create your first very own CAN bus network.

What you’ll learn

  • Download and install CAN Bus library for Arduino.
  • Understand what hardware is required to implement CAN bus on Arduino.
  • Build Arduino hardware to implement CAN bus.
  • Write code sketches to test I/O devices connected to an Arduino.
  • Write code sketches to implement CAN bus communication on Arduino.
  • Understand the requirements to implementation of CAN bus messages on embedded systems.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 7min.
  • The Hardware and Software We Will Be Using –> 2 lectures • 7min.
  • Wiring of the I/O Devices and CAN bus Connection –> 3 lectures • 12min.
  • Writing and Running the Code to Test the I/O Devices –> 4 lectures • 14min.
  • Designing our CAN bus Network –> 2 lectures • 10min.
  • Writing and Running the Code to Implement CAN bus Communication –> 4 lectures • 30min.
  • Bonus Section – How to Always get the Lowest Prices for my Courses –> 1 lecture • 3min.

How to Program an Arduino for CAN bus Network Communication

Requirements

  • Elementary understanding of the “C” programming language.
  • Basic understanding of elementary electronics.
  • Familiarity with the Arduino Uno prototyping system and it’s programming.
  • Familiarity with the installation of software applications on the Windows OS platform.

99% of the time, CAN bus will be implemented on embedded systems. That’s the plain reality. So if you get a job where you are working with CAN bus, you will mostly likely be programming and troubleshooting this protocol on embedded systems. This course is designed to give you your first taste as to what it is like to program an embedded system in order to create your first very own CAN bus network.

This course uses the Arduino because by far it is the most popular system of it’s kind out there. It’s very inexpensive, widely available, easy to use and there is tons of support on the web for it. It’s why I chose it for this course.

At the end of this course, I hope that you will purchase your own components and build, run and test just as is shown in the lectures. In that way, if you go to a job interview and they ask you go about building a CAN bus network, you will be able to say … “Sure, let me tell you how I did it!”