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.
The author bills the book as "...a low cost way to learn C programming for microcontrollers", for beginners.
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 22 days 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 14 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 21 months ago 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
I have a 2-year degree in computer science, and so I understand the basics of C, how electronics work, etc. Read morePublished on May 1, 2007 by B. Thedell
I'm a mechanical engineer without background in electrical engineering or software engineering and this book literally provided me with a wealth of valuable information beyond just... Read morePublished on February 12, 2007 by Jonesy Boton