Paperback: 111 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing - ebooks Account (January 29, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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I gave this book 4 stars because the title and description are misleading. This book is not about using Labview to write code to run on Arduino. Instead it is about using LINX. For more Information on LINX perform a Google search using the term "Gerting Started wih LINX (Labview Hacker)"The book provides the following examples.Chapter 3 Controlling a Motor.Chapter 4 Simple Weather Station.Chapter 5 Xbee Smart Power SwitchChapter 6 Wireless Alarm SystemChapter 7 Remote Controlled Mobile RobotA short book About 100 pages in length.
It's out of date and overpricedThis shows you how to download and interface LINX with LabVIEW - this is helpfulLINX and the Arduino library have been updated since this book was published and so this text is now out-of-date.I'm just finished chapter 3 but I'm not impressed with the depth of this text.Why do these manuals fail to include schematics? Is it really that hard to create a simple schematic?They like to provide wiring pictures which are okay as a supplement to a schematicAlso, a bill of materials would be helpful as wellThere's no help for problems - I had several issues communicating with my Arduino UNO in Chapter 3Couldn't find help that solved my problem on the Makerhub - turned out that resetting the UNO with the on-board reset button helpedLINX, for me, with my MacMini, running Parallels and Windows 10 in a VM under OSX, is touchy ... unstableAnd adding the fact that this book is now wrong - I'm not happy. Be aware - read the help for the LINX vi as they're different as presented in this book.
For a book that's only 100+ pages, it does cover a lot. If your a Labview user and play around with the Arduino, this book will help get you started. It contains some good projects you can do. Why no five stars? Be nice if it contained even more projects, but it did get me started to continue on.
This is a poorly written book with errors in it. The first project that deals with the DC motors. The schematic used to wire up the DC motor is wrong. I had to spend a lot of hours trying to figure out the issue. Then there are more problems when it comes to the interface with Arduino. If the errors are fixed it would be a better book.