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Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project and has worked for clients such as: Prada, Artemide, Persol, Whirlpool, V&A Museum and Adidas. He spent 4 years at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea as Associate Professor. Massimo has taught workshops and has been a guest speaker at institutions like: Architectural Association - London, Hochschule f r Gestaltung und Kunst Basel, Hochschule f r Gestaltung Schw bisch Gm nd, FH Potsdam, Domus Academy, Medialab Madrid, Escola Superior de Disseny Barcelona, ARS Electronica Linz, Mediamatic Amsterdam, Doors of Perception Amsterdam.

Before joining IDII he was CTO for the Seat Ventures incubator. He spent many years working as a software architect,both in Milan and London, on projects for clients like Italia Online, Sapient, Labour Party, BT, MCI WorldCom, SmithKlineBeecham, Storagetek, BSkyB and boo.com.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Winch on 14 Mar. 2010
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This book is exactly as described 'getting started...' because it is ideal for anyone who has never used an Arduino before and has little or no experience with electronics.

There are some very good free e-books such as the Oomlout Arduino Experimenters Guide and the Earthshine Design Manual, which contain many more projects and will take you much further than this book can, but I'm glad I read it first as I hadn't used a micro-controller or C before and my last experience with electronics was at school. I studied the book while I was waiting for my starter kit to arrive, worked through the projects and I still refer to it over the e-books for things such as the table of colours for reading resistors and the code in one of the early projects for momentary buttons has come in handy a number of times.

As recommended in one of the other reviews I also purchased Making Things Talk: Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects but found this to be way over my head at the moment.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Andy Dingley on 3 Mar. 2009
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This starts at an extremely simple and accessible level. If you've never handled a bare LED before, then it's pitched at exactly the right place to begin. The basics of setting up the Arduino IDE and a "Hello World"-level pushbutton to LED program are given.

The trouble is that this is about as far as the book goes. It assumes you know nothing to start with (a good thing), but doesn't leave you much further along at the end of it. If it were twice the length, then it might achieve more.

There's nothing in here that's reference material. Once you're through this book once (an evening, maybe two) you're finished with it.

There's little inspiration in here. It's not a patch on, "Making Things Talk". It tries hard enough, but there just isn't space. The integration between Processing on a desktop to analyse an RSS feed and then communicate by serial over USB to the Arduino and some LEDs is a good idea, but the clarification between Sketch and Processing could have been made more obvious (just some different typography would have helped).

This is a good book if you're running one-day workshops for kids with no hardware knowledge at all. It does handle starting from scratch very well, it just doesn't go far enough to really spark interest.

If you already knew what an Arduino was before looking at this book though, then you don't need it. Start with the online refs, and keep looking for a really good tutorial to getting started with the Arduino.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. P. Ellingworth on 13 Jun. 2011
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At one point the author mentions an electronic engineer's description of the early chapters of the book as "fluff". I'm afraid I agree with the engineer. If you know absolutely nothing about electronics then it is just possible you might learn something from this book, but if you can connect a battery, a resistor and an LED together and get some light then you are way ahead of this book.

There must be better Arduino books out there. "Making Things Talk: Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects" by Tom Igoe looks a lot more promising.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dave Knapton on 3 Mar. 2011
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Really good introduction for people to get to grasps with the basic concepts of the Arduino platform. The examples are presented in nice bite sized chunks but can be used as scalable building blocks for larger projects.
Definitely acts as a good base and stepping stone for more in depth projects, including basic electronics theory too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Wald on 12 Sept. 2010
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I bought this book to help get me started with the arduino. Now in all truth, I wasn't expecting it to be more that a starter. I was tinkering with electronics over 30 years ago, and have done a couple of degrees in the subject since. However, having been out of the electronics world for a good 20 years, I thought it would help as a reminder.

I read it in one day, and only really use it as a reference, for info about the arduino and the programming language. Having said that, it was a great place to start, and did give my brain the jolt it needed to get going.

So, would I recommend it, YES. Would I suggest it as a good book to take you any further than the basics, NO. My biggest bit of advice is to use it to get started, then use the arduino playground on their website to see what other people have done, and then use it for ideas, BUT DON'T just copy them. If you just follow other people's designs without thinking how it works, you'll not get very far.

Good luck, and have fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Lewis on 14 Mar. 2009
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Getting started with Arduino takes the novice user and gives them a good introduction to the world of Arduino microprocessors. The book is compact and fun, making it an ideal choice for the younger maker, and for those with a weekend interest in the subject.

The book is somewhat reminiscent of the electronic project books written by R.A Penfold in the early 80's. In short, the author takes the novice by the hand, and shows the essentials of the subject through a series of simple projects.

At the end of this book the reader can expect to have a basic understanding of the Arduino platform. There is enough information for the reader to to make their own simple projects, and also to understand some of the more complicated projects that are out there in the public domain.

In short, Getting Started With Arduino is a compact volume that does exactly what the title suggests. A worthwhile purchase for the novice, and when combined with an Arduino kit, an ideal gift for a young maker.
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