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Programming Arduino Getting Started with Sketches Paperback – Nov 29 2011
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About the Author
Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. He has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is an occasional author in hobby electronics magazines. Simon is also author of 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius and 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius.
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The book is small at 151 pages. Subtract large screen shots (taking up half a page even if the information is 1 or 2 lines!), a 14-page introduction, a few blank pages between chapters, and 40+ pages of teaching the basics of the C language, and you don't have that much left.
Large screen shots are really annoying in my opinion. page 126 has 2 pictures of the LCD module; one with the LCD off and another with the LCD showing the message "Programming Arduino". The caption says that this is the shield "attached to an Arduino board" but in reality you don't see the Arduino except for the USB connector. Page 69 has a screen shot taking up more than half a page, but the output is only 12 lines long; the rest of the window is blank and could have been resized. That is how you add pages to the book instead of adding real content!
Some basic concepts were nicely introduced, and I found the chapters on the standard library and storage to be useful.
Chapter's 9 and 10 require additional hardware, but I think you should get an LCD and Ethernet shield as you can do a lot with those.
In short: a book for the absolute beginner. If you have experience and once you factor in the wasted space, only 60% of it is useful (hence the 3/5 stars).
I recommend it.
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have yet to read it, at quick glance, looks to contain lots of examples and will prove to be a good reference book while learning new stuff.Published 2 days ago by Michael
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