Granny's Programming Pearls
"inside of every large program is a small program struggling to get out"
The moose likes Book Reviews and the fly likes 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Books » Book Reviews
Bookmark "30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius" Watch "30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius" New topic

30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius

Book Review Team

Joined: Feb 15, 2002
Posts: 953
Author/s    : Simon Monk
Publisher   : McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
Category   : Other
Review by : Jeanne Boyarsky
Rating        : 10 horseshoes

"30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius" balances theory and practice very well. It starts off assuming you don't know much about programming or hardware, but doesn't bore you if you already do. Chapter 1 starts out with a simple exercise that you can just follow the steps for. Chapter 2 circles back and gives a 10 page tour of Arduino and covers some theory. Don't worry - it is interesting theory.

The rest of the book uses projects to teach more hardware/wiring/program concepts. Each project has a schematic and circuit diagram so you can see what the breadboard looks like They even cover using a third party library.

The Appendix includes the part numbers at Farnell and Radio Shack so you can easily order what you need for each specific project.

I did notice one formatting problem: minus minus shows up as one long dash in the code. But if this is the worst problem, the book is in good shape.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review on behalf of CodeRanch.

More info at
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius
It's not a secret anymore!