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Everything It Promises on Zigbee & General Principles of Wireless Sensors & Actuators,
This review is from: Building Wireless Sensor Networks: with ZigBee, XBee, Arduino, and Processing (Paperback)
This Book certainly gives extensive and easy to follow tutorials on using Xbee Series 2 Radio Modules with Sensors and Actuators and
in the context of the Arduino Microcontroller development system. Practical tutorials ranging from wireless doorbells to Arduino interconnections with the Internet and the Pachube Sensor Data Collection Network are fully described including gotcha's and debugging, are given as well as easy to follow code and breadboard layouts. But in my opinion the most valuable service of this book is in illustrating the principles of networking sensors and actuators and all of the skills hardware, software and data protocols that are involved in this process. The book serves as a valuable companion to Tom Igoe's book, "Making Things Talk" (also published by O'Reilly).
This book illustrates by carefully documented example oriented around Xbee Series 2 radio and Arduino projects, but more valuably it teaches the principles of sensor networks and ubiquitous computing in a way that will be useful to all DIY's and technologist now and in the future.
--Ira Laefsky, Information Technology Consultant & Researcher
formerly on the Senior Consulting Staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc and Digital Equipment Corporation