I found the book to be very readable, easy to understand and fun to read through.
I must say this book appears rushed, has some crucial errors (especially for first timers), typos, poor layout in places, and a weak index.
Finally [Barnett's book] costs more than the Pardue book costs with the Butterfly and the full projects kit thrown in.
I've been programming microprocessors on and off for over 20 years.
Started out programming in ANSI C back in the 80s. Read more
I am disappointed that the book is somewhat useless without the accompanying hardware. The author sells the kit on his website, smiley micros.com.Published 4 months ago by warren maziol
it is not for entry level. Publisher: 2005, it should be less than $10, not $20. I will give the book 70/100pts, but the behavior of the PCB is strange, it is hard to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gary Nguyen
I've read John Pardue's series in Nuts and Volts and this makes a perfect companion to the series. I also recommend his NV series on the Ardiuno.Published 21 months ago by John Clements
very good book and with everything you need to start learning the fun world of microprocesors, easy to understand, everyone can play alongPublished on December 26, 2012 by Brian
This is a poorly written book that seems to miss the fact that it is aimed at beginners. As mentioned in other reviews, the author attempts to add humor to his writing. Read morePublished on May 7, 2011 by James Matthew
I can't speak for others in choosing or wanting to learn AVRs and/or C programming from this book, but i'll tell you my experience. Read morePublished on November 17, 2010 by Klutz
Very poorly written book. Just a headache to get started. Many mistakes in the book that the author pays little attention to. Don't buy this book to learn AVR. Read morePublished on March 31, 2010 by Barbara J. Khan
I got started in C and AVR with this book. I found other texts harder to understand. But Joe broke it down and made it easy to learn and I was very grateful for having this book. Read morePublished on March 11, 2010 by Tad C. Johnson