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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.
Written with collaboration from 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.
Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist and video producer. He's a contributor to MAKE magazine and Makezine.com. Matt is also the owner of Awesome Button Studios, a technology consultancy. Highlights from his work include the Descriptive Camera, a camera which outputs a text description of a scene instead of a photo. He also created The Enough Already, a DIY celebrity-silencing device. Matt's work has garnered attention from The New York Times, Wired, New York Magazine and has also been featured at The Nevada Museum of Art and at the Santorini Bienniele. He is currently a Master's candidate at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program.
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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The editor wrote this response:
" I'm sorry that you were disappointed in the book, but I disagree with your assessment that the Galileo is not for beginners. While it is more advanced than most of the boards out there, it was designed to have the same ease of use as Arduino (plug it in via USB, run the Arduino IDE, and blink an LED). That’s why we decided to publish a beginner’s book on it. But because it’s a "Getting Started With” book, we need to maintain a similar pace to what we use in our other Getting Started With books, but toward the end of the book, get into deeper, more complicated topics than we do in other books. It’s a tricky balance for such an unusual board, but we did need to make it approachable for beginners."