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5.0 out of 5 stars It is a great book, though the starting it bit tricky.
I think the main difficult thing for this book is to understand the first chapter. Here for any beginner it can be difficult to prepare the beaglebone to program. If someone can understand the first installation, I think for him/her this micro controller can be very easy and this book can help a lot. I feel this book can be a great choice for anyone who want to start on...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money
This book spends about one chapter explaining how to connect the device up, and run a simple Python script (which is included with the device).

After that, the book becomes very general (how to program, what a PWM is, what a UART is) or very specific (how to do an ADC conversion (if you have additional specific hardware).

The main things I wanted it...
Published 13 months ago by Dermie


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is a great book, though the starting it bit tricky., 11 Jun 2013
This review is from: Bad to the Bone: Crafting Electronic Systems with Beaglebone and Beaglebone Black (Synthesis Lectures on Digital Circuits and Systems) (Paperback)
I think the main difficult thing for this book is to understand the first chapter. Here for any beginner it can be difficult to prepare the beaglebone to program. If someone can understand the first installation, I think for him/her this micro controller can be very easy and this book can help a lot. I feel this book can be a great choice for anyone who want to start on beaglebone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad book at all, 22 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Bad to the Bone: Crafting Electronic Systems with Beaglebone and Beaglebone Black (Synthesis Lectures on Digital Circuits and Systems) (Paperback)
Not or the novice, but a good book that covers some interesting topics well and explains quite a bit about interfacing sensors.
There are some clear code samples in the book and if you want to look at building a boneyard for control projects this isn't a bad place to start.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money, 25 July 2013
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This review is from: Bad to the Bone: Crafting Electronic Systems with Beaglebone and Beaglebone Black (Synthesis Lectures on Digital Circuits and Systems) (Paperback)
This book spends about one chapter explaining how to connect the device up, and run a simple Python script (which is included with the device).

After that, the book becomes very general (how to program, what a PWM is, what a UART is) or very specific (how to do an ADC conversion (if you have additional specific hardware).

The main things I wanted it for, are all missing in this book:
- What needs to be bought in addition to the board (a 5V power supply, a memory card with PC adaptor for reflashing the OS, an Edimax Wifi module)
- How to get Wifi going (with patience)
- How to get configure it for a fixed IP address or NetBIOS name so it can be found on the network (lots of info on the internet)
- How to install Python (its installed already)
- How to configure minGW to allow compilation of a C program on a PC (still working on this)
- Dependencies on different modules (still working on getting USB device mode working while Wifi is working)

Save your money, and look on the internet for setting up the BeagleBone. Invest in a good book on Python on C.
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