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Good introduction to Arduino
on 14 March 2010
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.