Carlos Carvalho

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Arduino Robotics (Technology in Action) by John-David Warren
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book , but..., 19 Jun 2012
Arduino has taken the world of amateur electronics by a storm. Before Arduino, and if you wanted to work with embedded systems, you must have an electronics degree and lots of time (and money) to spare in order to master all the data books, assembling a toolchain, and buy some sort of development system. With Arduino all that changed dramatically, and nowadays, almost everyone with the necessary will can do amazing work in the field.
If you love to tinker with robots you must purchase this book. However, this is not a beginner's book. It requires some prior knowledge in Arduino language (very similar to C) and electronics. Also, some mechanical skill is implied in order to build all… Read more
PIC Projects: A Practical Approach by Hassan Parchizadeh
PIC Projects: A Practical Approach by Hassan Parchizadeh
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good iniciation book, 15 Jan 2010
This is a straightforward book with no garbage and unnecessary extension. It is very well written, and has the novice in PIC microcontrollers in mind, preferably with some academic background.

The book addresses several practical projects, with increasing degree of difficulty, supported with integral code listings in assembly and C language. They are also accompanied with printed circuit board layouts and clear explanations. The layouts are traced with the aid of EAGLE, a PCB layout editor which has a freeware light edition that can be downloaded from the manufacturer's web site and is sufficient to do the job.

As a matter of fact, I tried the C code with SourceBoost C… Read more
PIC Microcontrollers: 50 Projects for Beginners & &hellip by Bert van Dam
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Bert van Dam did a superb work on the subject of PIC microcontrollers. The book guides the reader from simple projects to more elaborate ones and aims to a broad spectrum of readers, from beginners to experts on the subject of microcontrollers. The JAL language, which is similar to Pascal, is used throughout the book and there is a web resource where the reader can download all the projects and the free JAL compiler, as well as an editor and several Visual Basic programs, which were designed to interface the PIC to a PC.There is also the possibility to buy a kit of components to build some of the projects and a programmer.