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Good Read and the Instructions Work
on June 27, 2011
This book accomplishes something rare: It's straight-forward for beginners and yet detail-rich for experts. I really liked the pace and depth.
The material is organized in a way that makes it easy to jump to a topic of interest, which makes it a useful reference book. With plenty of new information, it's worth a read from the beginning.
The thing that surprised me is that when I built one the projects (the Arduino robot), the instructions were actually complete and correct! (I didn't have to make the usual leaps or go through frustrating trials typical for most hardware/software/builder instructions.)
As a bonus, the jokes and personal asides are pretty entertaining. You can tell the author has really lived with his subject.
I highly recommend it.