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Getting Started with Arduino (Make: Projects) by [Banzi, Massimo]
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About the Author

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3048 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0596155514
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (9 Feb. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0027HY20I
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
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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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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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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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When computing technology is made usable for the non-technical mind, great things can ensue. That makes it all the more regrettable that artistically creative people tend, as a generalization, to shy away from technology. When it is possible to mix the power of the technology with the creativity these people have, you get some truly magical results.

I think that is the kind of magic this book is trying to enable; making technology approachable for people who are usually not at all interested in technology for its own sake. I don't think the book fails, in fact I think it succeeds quite well. However, I think the packaging and - most of all - the title will attract the wrong audience. The title is bound to draw in techies who want to learn about Arduino (a ready made low cost board with AVR microcontroller with lots of I/O that's really easy to use, since you ask). The title will definitely not pull in "Non-Techs" - the kind of people who use the words "Geek" and "Nerd" a lot 8-) So, I believe, it will fail to attract the very audience it could most benefit.

Ultimately, the book is saying to the reader "Look! microcontrollers need not be scientific or engineery, they can be fun and intuitive and full of opportunities for artistic expression - like an electronic paint box that let's you paint whatever technology you want". But, that approach only works if you have pulled in the right readers. If you have attracted, as I suspect the packaging will do, people who actually do want a fairly formal engineering approach to learning about this subject then the approach used here will turn them off quite fast.

Repackage the book as "Microcontrollers for the Non-Technical" or something like that, and it's game on!
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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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