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Hello All,
This is my first time posting to this forum, so I hope I am doing this right !!!!
I just ordered the Mike McRoberts book, Beginning Arduino from Amazon...
The main reason I ordered this book is that it had a lot of very good reviews,,,
I just hope the reviews are on target. I am brand new to Arduino, some programming
many years ago in Trubo Pascal and in C C++, but not very good at it.
I have tried learning the PIC in C, that did not go well !!!!
I am a semi-retired Broadcast Engineer and ham radio op, so the electronics side
should not be a problem at all.....
I have enjoyed reading some of the posts here...


Hello ajskla,

That's a great Book.  On the Sketch/Programming side, I suggest:
Programming Arduino "Getting started with Sketches*- Simon Monk - An Excellent start to programming with good useful examples.

Also there is a lot of How-To on the Arduino-Info WIKI here: http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/HOME

I started out building a 1S4 radio, lots of Ham gear, and worked as a Broadcast Engineer and Journalist for 16 years before really getting the computer bug and going to IBM. You'll find that this Arduino stuff will be no problem, if you're used to working through problems and designs.

73, Terry King  ...WB1FQH etc...
Regards, Terry King terry@yourduino.com  - Check great prices, devices and Arduino-related boards at http://YourDuino.com
HOW-TO: http://ArduinoInfo.Info


I wonder if anyone who spotted coding errors in the printed book has checked to see if the same errors appear in the downloadable code?

(I am generally not very tolerant of coding errors in books. However, now that I have been through the process of writing a book, I can understand how it happens. You have endless iterations on your own, and eventually you give the text to the publisher. It's very easy to notice and fix something after that. You can either forget to provide the correction to the publisher, or the publisher can do a careless job of making a correction you tell them about. The same mechanics can slip problems past the technical reviewer. "Oh, right, here's the corrected version that I'm sending to the publisher. Try this one.")

So, anyhow, if they are corrected in the downloadable stuff, then it's at least sort of ok.

FWIW, I'm about 2/3 through this book and think it's an excellent "getting started" book for Arduino.

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