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A good entry to making mechanical objects.,
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This review is from: Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists (Paperback)
So, you've read and understood a basic practical electronics book likeMake: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery or programming an ardiunoGetting Started with Arduino (Make: Projects) and now you want to, as the book says, make things move.
Like the above books, this is an entry to medium level book. If you've struggled with concepts of materials, levers, motors and stuff; this book will give you the keys to open up the techniques and technologies that will help you.
It's very practical, but puts the theory in where it's needed in an understandable way. It's littered with diagrams and real world examples. Fortunately, this is not a book that has loads of pre-digested projects; instead you are given far more useful concepts and principles that you can apply to what it is you want to do.
I'm an artist that makes kinetic sculptures; I'm not a mechanic or a geek. This book was a perfect start and reference book. Recommended.