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Good introduction, with some interesting ideas for projects
on 24 March 2013
I've built up a bit of a collection of books of this kind, because although all the basic information is duplicated, they all have intersting hints, tips and ideas. This one is illustrated with freehand sketches rather than photographs for some reason (production methods? cost?), but they do have the merit of being easy to see (photos sometimes come out a bit grey on grey).
One caveat: I'm a little uneasy about the writer's suggestion you can safely connect an LED between one of the output pins and ground without a dropper resistor: I have a strong suspicion he's thinking of the sort that include their own resistor, so they can safely be used across anything up to 5V - but he doesn't actually say so.