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news_js

Hello!

What book would you advise me so I can learn Arduino? I'm undecided about these three:

«Beginning Arduino»
http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Arduino-Michael-McRoberts/dp/1430232404/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_3

«Arduino Cookbook»
http://www.amazon.com/Arduino-Cookbook-Michael-Margolis/dp/0596802471/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

«Arduino: A Quick Start Guide»
http://www.amazon.com/Arduino-Quick-Start-Quick-Start-Guides/dp/1934356662/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

Thanks.

robtillaart


Or - http://www.earthshineelectronics.com/files/ASKManualRev5.pdf -
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liudr

What is your background in electronics and programming? What do you see as "need improvement" in your skills?

CrossRoads

Earthshine is at Rev 5 now? What's been updated?
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

news_js


What is your background in electronics and programming? What do you see as "need improvement" in your skills?


I learned in school the basics of electricity, such as Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws, etc. Then I read some books of basic electronics. The most advanced was the first volume of «Electronic Principles», from Albert Malvino.

About programming I only know the old Basic.

robtillaart

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Earthshine is at Rev 5 now? What's been updated?


Don't know, I only downloaded it to be able to reference it.

A quick check shows :
Revision 4 - August 2010
Revision 5 - August 2010

the file size is identical ==> sounds like a typo fix version,

BTW AFAIK there is no ref 6 ;)
Rob Tillaart

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liudr



What is your background in electronics and programming? What do you see as "need improvement" in your skills?


I learned in school the basics of electricity, such as Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws, etc. Then I read some books of basic electronics. The most advanced was the first volume of «Electronic Principles», from Albert Malvino.

About programming I only know the old Basic.



For programming part, you will need some basic C programming. I suggest you get a book on this topic, a basic one. You can also try to see how far you can go without a C book with the arduino programming notebook.

Your circuits basics sounds sufficient to me.

If you have never done digital logic, boolean math, or seen memory or data type, a basic C programming book should cover those in some detail.

tkbyd

Why not online resources? Many are rather "bitty", not sequenced, true.

I hope the following is an exception...

http://sheepdogguides.com/arduino/FA1main.htm

And the Arduino playground lists others.

Si

You might also like to consider '30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius'. http://www.arduinoevilgenius.com.

At least I'd like you to consider it ;)
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My New Arduino Book: http://www.arduinobook.com

robtillaart

@si,
Think you should mention you have a commercial interest in the book, no big deal but just to be open about it
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Si

@Rob, was I being to subtle?

I am the author of this work.

It is an introduction to Arduino and some of the electronics that you need, not just a project book. I have had good feedback from people using it to learn Arduino, even though that might not be what the title leads you to expect.
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My New Arduino Book: http://www.arduinobook.com

Techone

@Si

I own one of your book..."15 Dangeroulsly Mad Projects for the Evil Genuis".  Excellent work, The book give me some ideas.  :)
I will purchase the Ardiuno and the Picaxe. ---> If my budget permitted.

@news_js
Buy all of them. The more knowlege you obtain, the better you become. 




buzzdavidson

My 2 cents...

+1 for "Arduino Cookbook"; well written, informative, and useful as a reference as well.
I've also found TronixStuff's Arduino tutorials helpful: http://tronixstuff.wordpress.com/tutorials/

Nothing beats actually getting your hands dirty and building stuff.  Forums and Blogs are excellent sources of inspiration for new ideas, books are great for a foundation, but until you start building your own devices it's all theory. 

floresta

You better buy all of the books as suggested if you are going to try to overcome this hurdle:
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About programming I only know the old Basic.


Don

Techone

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Nothing beats actually getting your hands dirty and building stuff.  Forums and Blogs are excellent sources of inspiration for new ideas, books are great for a foundation, but until you start building your own devices it's all theory. 


He's right. You will need some basics tools ( pliers, cutter ), DVM ( Digital Multimeter ), batteries, wires,  breadboard and electroncs parts.   And you are on your way. Start small, step-by-step. Goes also with the programming.     

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