.....So I will get an Arduino board to get my toe in the water, from the research I have come up with to date it seem the Arduino UNO Rev 3 might be a good starter level for a programming novice like myself? Is this a good level to enter?I will be ordering the books mentioned as I believe good reference books are essential......Fleetz
The Arduino Uno is probably the best to start with.
Quote from: Nick Gammon on Sep 09, 2013, 07:28 amThe Arduino Uno is probably the best to start with. I don't have an Uno, so I may be biased, but I quite like being able to plug my Nano into my breadboard to keep everything solidly together in one sturdy unit.
Quote from: Fleetz on Sep 09, 2013, 04:41 pm.....So I will get an Arduino board to get my toe in the water, from the research I have come up with to date it seem the Arduino UNO Rev 3 might be a good starter level for a programming novice like myself? Is this a good level to enter?I will be ordering the books mentioned as I believe good reference books are essential......Fleetzyep, IMO, the uno R3 is a good start . As an EE, I would be surprised if you hadn't a lot of components in your garage, just waiting for you to use them XDMaybe you should begin with a good "learning C" book . You'll be able to write a lot of sketches and make your Uno do a lot, just using C . And when you become familiar with both arduino and C, go ahead with C++. I think it is easier to understand C++ when you already understand C, but maybe it's only me
Oh this is great, im with you Fleetz Another book i found the best so far in my search, was Beginning Arduino by Michael Roberts, it gives really good explanations of the code as it takes you through some simple projects. (I just have trouble getting some of the information to stick, theres so much of it, overwhelming sometimes.)@ econjack, i understand your dismay (its why i didnt get into programming a long time ago - pirates), and had a thought for you. Perhaps maybe something could be done to get the Arduino community to contribute, i would be happy to contribute to something like that, as im sure many others would.Just a suggestion, better in the open than in my mind!econjack, can you link me to where i can purchase your book, with paypal, and i shall thanksgood luck to you Fleetz
@ econjackThere you go my friend, please dont give up on account of the selfish, there are still plenty of honest people out there willing to support. See attachement.Why dont you fill in your location deets Fleetz?
Thanks, guys! The real cost of such sites is not the buck or two I lose in the process. (Indeed, I'm writing another Arduino book right now and know I probably won't even make minimum wage on it.) The real cost is the potential loss of a great book that never gets written because the potential author knows it's not worth the effort. We all lose then.
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