am 10. März 2014
I expected information on how to hack electronical devices. How to test and analyze circuits, how to monitor communication between chips and so on. Knowledge that enables me to extend or manipulate electronics for my own purpose.
What I got was just another how to do x y with arduino uno book. From running a led with a battery to reading various kinds of sensors with an arduino (one would have been enough) this book covers basic experiments for beginners.
The book contains a few chapters that are interesting and that should have been extended to fill the entire book. How to load batteries, how to salvage electronic parts... But this unfortunately only makes like 10% of the book.
I don't want to read how a capacitor behaves and when I want to have an arduino book I buy one...
I would have given 3 stars but one of the first experiments involves mains voltage without saying that this is dangerous. Same goes for the use of lasers. Info on high voltage comes like in the last chapter. Unlucky hobbyists are dead befor getting there.