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Print Length: 140 pages
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Publisher: Maker Media, Inc; 1 edition (August 14, 2014)
Publication Date: August 27, 2014
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There is very little explanation of how the components in the circuits work. It's crazy to introduce components like an NPN transistor, a 555 timer, or even a capacitor if no effort is made to fully describe them.Instead of showing schematic diagrams for each circuit, a "picture" of a breadboard is used. The pictures are so small, especially the ones showing an Arduino or Raspberry PI, it's hard to see how the circuits are hooked up and how each pin of each component are used.This slim book is way overpriced compared to other books. I suggest spending $8 more and get the far far better book Practical Electronics for Inventors and then use the far far better documentation on the Arduino or Raspberry PI websites.
It's ok but it tries to cover too much in too little space. As a consequence, there is too little of what it does cover.
NOt quite what I wanted but well written and was of use.
Very basic coverage. Really didn't learn much from it.
I would recommend something by Platt to get you started with sensors or basic electronics.This small book has a place as it runs through the same exercises for Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
Good but not excellent. Good price.
Great For Beginnes
Good intro to sensors and getting started with them and using Arduino.
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