Getting Started with Arduino, 3rd Edition
The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Final Release Date: December 2014
Pages: 262

Arduino is the open source electronics prototyping platform that has taken the Maker Movement by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here!

Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about:

  • Interaction design and physical computing
  • The Arduino board and its software environment
  • Basics of electricity and electronics
  • Prototyping on a solderless breadboard
  • Drawing a schematic diagram
  • Talking to a computer--and the cloud--from Arduino
  • Building a custom plant-watering system
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5.0

Very good introduction to arduino

By MadMike

from Switzerland, Saint Gallen

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  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

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    Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Arduino, 3rd Edition:

    I've devoured this book in less than a week. I'm now able to create my own circuits and understand what other people are talking about. This book provides a solid foundation and introduction to the arduion boards.

    I've bought a Arduino Mega2560 experiment kit and bought this book on google play books (Sorry ora, I still love you). I earn my living as a programming but I didn't know much about electronics. The parts on learning the basics around programming are short but relevant and enough to get you going.

    I like to explain technical stuff to other people. I've done some workshops on my local hackerspace. This books does everything right. The examples are short (but not too short), concise and relevant. It explains enough theory and will aid you how to troubleshot your own creation.

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    There is better

    By pneumoman

    from fairfax, va

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      • Difficult to understand
      • Not comprehensive enough

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        Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Arduino, 3rd Edition:

        I didn't really like this book, I didn't find that the arrangement and examples particularly condusive to learning. I bought it for my nephew to go with the kit that is designed for the book. However, After, fooling with it for about thirty minutes, I ended up using a book that I had purchased earlier called "Exploring Arduino". I found the structure of this other book, and it's examples to be much better, even though the exercises were virtually the same tasks.

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