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Beginning C for Arduino: Learn C Programming for the Arduino (Technology in Action)
Beginning C for Arduino: Learn C Programming for the Arduino (Technology in Action)
by Jack Purdum
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too many mistakes, 28 Jun. 2013
I have reached chapter 5 and was really hoping that this was going to be a good book. Unfortunately there are too many mistakes or misprints in his code. I am only a beginner which makes it more difficult to pick out the mistakes which would be quite obvious to those who are more advanced. I will have to keep looking for a good book on this subject because this one certainly doesn't fit that description.


PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius
PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius
by Ron Hackett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.27

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very Poor!, 14 Feb. 2013
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I bought this book hoping to learn about programming the Picaxe but was very disappointed. It's basically about using veroboard to put very simple things together. If you can manage to mount something on a piece of board and connect it to a piece of breadboard containing the main components then really you are way ahead of this book.
There are also basic mistakes. Very early in the book he lists the current range of processors, very interesting but be warned there are mistakes.
In the list he shows the 28X2 and 40X2 as having no touch input pins whereas they have 16 and 27 respectively, hardly accurate!
I'm still on the lookout for a good book about programming the Picaxe, this isn't in that category!
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The Pen Turner's Workbook: Making Pens from Simple to Stunning
The Pen Turner's Workbook: Making Pens from Simple to Stunning
by Barry Gross
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could be much better!, 20 Mar. 2011
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First the good part. This is a beautifully printed book and the Gallery contains some amazing pens. That said the rest of the book is total rubbish! It is inaccurate, when was the last time you saw a carbon steel woodturning tool for sale, and misses out obvious things. For example, project 3 is a single cross pen. He says that if you are going to make a lot then you should make a jig as shown in the photograph. Nice photograph but it would have been useful to give information such as what angle is this jig holding the blank? I guess 45 degrees but there is no information. For assembling pens he states that if pressure is applied a little off centre it may crack but "a pen press alleviates this concern", really, I don't think so! The FAQ & Troubleshooting chapter contains such gems as "How do I remove my glued finger from a blank", priceless! A beautifully printed book and a very good price from Amazon but it's not worth it.


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