by Tero Karvinen,
The “Make: Sensors: A Hands-On Primer for Monitoring the Real World with Arduino and Raspberry Pi 1st Edition” provides a good basis for developing projects with the Arduino and RPi. Tero Karvinen, Kimmo Karvinen and Ville Valtokari are the authors of this book. The book Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets is a heavily illustrated guide to incorporating the Arduino platform into six projects which illustrate embedded systems concepts. The author’s stated ultimate goal is to teach the reader how to build prototypes, and in that, they are largely successful.
This is an excellent, fully illustrated idea book for making things with software, physical devices, and simple hand fabrication. The authors have a range of skills in Arduino, Mechanical Construction, Linux, Electronics and Physical Systems. The book most closely resembles O’Reilly/Make Publications excellent previous book, Making Things Talk, with the benefit of a few more years of experience in illustrating project construction and careful step by step instructions. Skills taught include the Arduino hardware and software environment, programming an Android smartphone, use of relays, stepper motors, remote controls and other similar electronic devices, as well as project construction with a glue gun, pliers and Dremel tool. The projects are intriguing and give instruction in important Hackerspace skills. Overall, this is a great read and an easy introduction to Arduino and embedded systems.