S. Sims

Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (116 of 118)
Location: Cambridge, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 89,210 - Total Helpful Votes: 116 of 118
Making Embedded Systems: Design Patterns for Great&hellip by Elecia White
This book covered most aspects of developing embedded systems without getting too deeply into implementation although it's filled with example code of just the "meaty bits". I wish more technical books were written this way; as an engineer coming into embedded systems from a much higher level of software development, I don't want anybody to hold my hand, just to point out the important bits and I'll find the rest out myself if I don't already know it. White's style is light and readable and its evident that she's lived through embedded systems development in a number of different situations. For example she stresses the importance of testing on the host as opposed to relying on the… Read more
Rabone Precision Steel Rule 300mm/12 inch 035401 by Stanley
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Having bought steel rules in the past, it's easy to wonder why you should pay out a little extra on a more quality example. Well, it depends what you're doing of course but I've found that some of the unbranded versions didn't start exactly at 0 and when you're measuring a length that's perpendicular to an edge, that's a must! This and the 150mm/6" version are spot on and make a huge difference. Don't skimp on your measuring tools, I value my time and so I happily pay a few quid extra to know that the part that's taken me 4 hours to produce is the size that my rule tells me it is.
Eclipse Mini Saw by Eclipse
Eclipse Mini Saw by Eclipse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Well worth spending out a little extra on a nice handled, solid framed saw like this. Fitting easily into the hand and able to keep the blade vertical, it makes all the difference to the finished cut. Highly recommended over the usual bent rod framed junior hacksaw that digs into your palm, gives you finger cramp and fails to keep tension on the blade whilst on the cutting stroke.

Wish List