Getting Started with Intel Galileo
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Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Final Release Date: March 2014
Pages: 194

Getting Started with the Intel Galileo gets you up and running with this new, x86-powered board that was developed in collaboration between Arduino and Intel. You'll learn how to set it up, connect it to your computer, and begin programming. You'll learn how to build electronics projects around the Galileo, and you'll explore the features and power that make it different from all the boards that came before.

Developed in collaboration with the Intel Galileo team, and in consultation with members of the Arduino team, this is the definitive introduction to Intel's new board for makers.

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4.0

Great For the Beginner

By Bit Maker

from The Woodlands, TX

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    Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Intel Galileo:

    This is a great book for the beginner, especially if they are new to Arduino as well. The book is well written and easy to follow. I wish that there had been a little more on the Linux side of things including a tutorial on getting WiFi up and running but this is a wish and not a criticism.

     
    4.0

    Clear enough to get you started

    By Sergio Majluf

    from NY

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    Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Intel Galileo:

    I think this book is a true introduction to Galileo and to some extend even to Arduino.

    In comparison to other books from the "Getting started with series..." I appreciate the use of pictures rather than illustrations regarding the hardware. Novice users will probably find it clear to follow too.

    I think it would be valuable and interesting to go a little more deeper into what actually makes a Galileo special and different from an Arduino. This is particularly true considering that the Galileo is a rather new platform, and there are not near as much resources online as there are for the Arduino, and other integrated platforms like the Beagle Bone and of course the Raspberry Pi.

    I'm eager to see this platform evolve. It's built in networking capabilities makes it really appealing!

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    5.0

    In my opinion.....

    By imestein

    from West Yorkshire, England. UK

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      Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Intel Galileo:

      Everyone is entitled to their opinion I suppose. This is mine: "I have no special talent, I am only passionately Curious" - Albert Einstein.
      This Literature is brilliant. Brilliant at doing what it is intended to do to the intended audience. In line with the flavour and level of the recognisable "getting started with". At the point of writing this the Intel Galileo is quite embriotic on the market. resources both commercial and maker community are thin on the ground. This book kick starts the new user whether micro controller proficient or not. whether arduino experienced or not.... I could write a book myself on the impact past and present of arduino the community and the future of devices marketed in support. Maybe annoying to purists, maybe not. but any literature that informs at any level when there is currently little out there is extremely valuable.
      Don`t judge a book by its cover need not apply here as the cover states "getting started with Intel Galileo"...and that`s exactly what it does very well....
      I`m not an expert; but I do lecture electronics at a UK university.... This book I Fully endorse.

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      5.0

      Into the Great Wide Open

      By Quasi Nerd

      from Portland, OR

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        Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Intel Galileo:

        I come from the standpoint of a reader with two years of Computer Science education and no Electric Engineering education. I had never used a Galileo or a Arduino before reading this book. I found it a very enjoyable read and was able to easily follow along and complete the projects with very little trouble. The pace was steady but the author did a nice job of defining the terms and code examples. I highly recommend this book to those who are new to the world of Galileo/Arduino and would like an intro to programming the board. Those of you with more experience will enjoy a coding review and the "Taking it Further" Chapter where you can learn more advanced uses for Galileo like using your Galileo as a web server. What will you make?

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        2.0

        Pretty generic Arduino stuff

        By Jake

        from Chicago, IL

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        • Too basic

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        Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Intel Galileo:

        Mostly basic Arduino stuff, very little on anything unique to the Galileo specifically. Not sure why someone wouldn't just buy an ordinary Arduino book for this.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Same info in other Arduino books

        By Dennis

        from Branchburg

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        Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Intel Galileo:

        If the Galileo is your first Arduino then this book would be ok for you to buy.

        If you have worked with Arduino's before and have other books then you might be a bit disappointed. It is a beginners book and it will rehash much about the IDE, and the basics of Arduino programming.

        Chapter 7, which was unfinished as of this writing, looks promising with a webcam and pci device sections. When this is finished I might amend my review.

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        1.0

        Needs a little re-work

        By Miker

        from Halifax, Canada

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        Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Intel Galileo:

        The Galileo is definitely not a piece of hardware for beginner users but halfway through I read instructions on how to connect a pushbutton and blink and led. Many of these simple examples appear to be cut and paste for one of the beginner board books. More examples are needed in how to really unleash the power of the Galileo besides blink an led.

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