Q & A with John Nussey, author of Arduino for Dummies John Nussey What is the best way for new Arduino users to get started? I’d say the best way get started. Arduino For Dummies has ratings and 4 reviews. David said: The book I read to research this post was Arduino For Dummies by John Nussey which is an e. Sep 12, The Paperback of the Arduino For Dummies by John Nussey at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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This is no ordinary circuit board. Arduino allows anyone,whether you’re an artist, designer, programmer or hobbyist, tolearn about and play with electronics. Through this book you learnhow to build a variety of circuits that can sense or control thingsin the real world. Maybe you’ll prototype your own product orcreate a piece of interactive artwork? This book equips you witheverything you’ll need to build your own Arduino project, but whatyou make is up to you!

If you’re ready to bring your ideas into thereal world or are curious about the possibilities, this book is foryou. Only ever used a breadboard in the kitchen? Don’t know your soldering iron from a curling iron?

No problem,you’ll be prototyping in no time. Become an Arduino savant? It’s hardware, it’s software, it’s fun! Start building the nextcool gizmo with Arduino and Arduino For Dummies. I’d say the best way get started with Arduino is to find a workshop near you and see where it takes you. Workshops really accelerate your learning and put you in an environment with like-minded people. I’ve met all kinds of interesting people through workshops.

Sometimes they’ll open your eyes to completely new “scenes” that you wouldn’t know about otherwise, and other time, you’ll find people that might be excited about exactly the same things as you.

It’s my favourite purely because it’s so beautiful to look at. It’s maybe a little impractical weighing about 5 kg. Arduino is cheap and easy to use, but I don’t think that either of these is the main reason that it’s so popular. The community around it is what’s so remarkable and this is something that you see on the Arduino forums. If they were entirely populated by one group of people, whether it were artists, designers, programmers, engineers or hobbyists, then it wouldn’t work, but there seems to be an excellent ecosystem of people on the forum pages to both ask new and challenging questions as well as to answer them.

Arduino has made it possible to quickly and easily get a lot of concepts into the real world. Students can build prototypes that actually work for their final shows and design studios can build the interactive elements of a project themselves without needing an entire technical company to partner with. This allows people to make their ideas a reality, which makes it easier to convey them to a client and also to see if they work the way you expect.

I believe that prototyping is an essential process and skill to have in the design industry today and that through this process you will understand more about your project or idea than any number of sketches, renderings or simulations can teach you. It’s all out there on the net: Once you’ve seen a few other projects, you’ll have an idea of what’s possible and what’s interesting to you, then you can think about your own projects and how Arduino can help you solve a problem or maybe just create something interesting.

Arduino For Dummies is written for not-technical people that are interested in learning more about technology. The first part of the book gets you familiar with Arduino and what it involves, then there are some simple examples to teach you the fundamentals that you’ll need to know before you go further. Later on there’s a bit of inspiration to get you thinking about the kind of projects that you can build, a bit of practical advice to get your prototyping skills up to scratch, and then the book dives into a few more advanced uses to give you an idea of what’s possible with this fantastic little board!


Arduino is no ordinary circuit board. Whether you’re an artist,a designer, a programmer, or a hobbyist, Arduino lets you learnabout and play with electronics. You’ll discover how to build avariety of circuits that can sense or control real-world objects,prototype your own product, and even create interactive artwork. This handy guide is exactly what you need to build your own Arduinoproject — what you make is up to you!

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Easy does it — work through Arduino sketches line byline, and learn nusesy they work and how to write your own Solder on!

You’ll learn the basics and be prototyping in notime Kitted out — discover new and interesting arxuino toturn your Arduino into anything from a mobile phone to a Geigercounter Become an Arduino savant — find out about functions,arrays, libraries, shields, and other tools that let you take yourArduino project to the next level Get social — teach your Arduino to communicate withsoftware running on a computer to link the physical world with thevirtual world Open the book and find: Help choosing an Arduino starter kit How to set up your Arduino and install the Arduino DevelopmentEnvironment Projects you can build that produce light, sound, andmotion Instructions on prototyping using breadboards and a solderingiron How to use different inputs and outputs in arfuino projects Tips for hacking existing hardware Ways to extend Arduino’s capabilities with libraries andshields.

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Please try again later. Given this is a book for novices, there are WAY too many errors. I have the latest version of arduino software. The book gives instructions for configuring the connectors on the arduino and a breadboard and running the arduino script. Unfortunately, the book instructions do not match the arduino code, resulting in the examples not working.


Is the arduino broken, is the breadboard not connected properly, is the motor broken, is the software correct? The reader has no clue. We assume that the book is correct and that something is wrong.

I usually love the “for dummies” books dummjes find them concise. This author spent the first part of the book telling me all the reasons I decided to buy one dummiee the first place. The odds are, if I bought this book I probably already know what an arduino is and what it is for. An arduino isn’t something someone buys because it is pretty.

Arduino For Dummies by John Nussey

After sifting through page after page of what a person would already know before buying one, we get lost in a long drawn out nnussey, and bla bla bla. I thumbed through what seamed like half the book before I literally tossed it off the table in disgust, opened the PDF file that came with my Arduino, and jumped right into building things. If you can buy an arduino and still need this book, you are probably hopelessly in over your head anyway.

It sounded like a good arduinl to order this book when I ordered my first dummues but it turned out to be a total waste of money. I’m pretty conservative on giving out 5 stars but I was really excited to get into the Arduino world. Perhaps my excitement makes my review bias, but it’s fair to me.

I ordered a starter kit with the Arduino Uno and jumped right into the book that ojhn provided in the kit. The book in the kit is very good as well, as it jump started my installation of everything very smoothly and had me doing a couple sketches programs within 15 minutes. The sketches even describe how the code works with the Arduino hardware and that was very helpful.

However, it began to get deep fairly quick, so I turned to this book. I began working with the sketches the book starts with and which the software has preloaded for you as well and the “Dummies” part of the title began showing it’s face.

I’m very new to both the programming language which is based on C and electronics in general, so the holding hands essence of this book was great. It explains to you in great detail what each line of code means and how you can manipulate it to get a feel for the functions.

I’m sure some seasoned electronics guys and girls as well as programmers may find it all redundant, but if you are looking at buying this book, it’s probably because you feel like a “Dummie”, not because you’re really great at this stuff. Highly recommended as a starter! I’m about half way through, but I’m betting I will be hungry for more deeper books and this one will have given me a solid foundation to stand on!

When they say the book is for dummies, they mean it. I don’t know what I expected, but there really wasn’t much information in the book as it was obviously written with someone who had zero experience to anything technical in mind.

I’m no electrical engineer far from itbut after about 15 minutes I just set the book aside as the level of detail I was looking for wasn’t there. This one was written jobn folks who are no more advanced than high school students. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; it just means it’s not the book I hoped I was buying.