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5.0 out of 5 stars Best IT book I bought in the last 12 month, April 12, 2012
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This review is from: Arduino and Kinect Projects: Design, Build, Blow Their Minds (Technology in Action) (Paperback)
The book is written for beginners and people who already have experience with Arduino boards. If you never programmed any microcontrollers before, then this book might be a little to steep for you.

The introduction to Kinect and Arduino is extensive enought without boring me (somebody with programming/IT/electrician background) to death. The projects are all interesting, unlike a lot of other books which include only trivial projects that you have seen/read/found on the internet/magazines a thousand times before.

I like this book a lot. I paid $24 for it while it was a lightning deal and the book is to me much more worth than that (unlike alot of other I books I purchased and now regret buying).

When I ordered the book, the website didn't have much information about the content, so you might appreciate the following:

The titles of the 13 chapters are:
Arduino Basics, Kinect Basics, Processing, Arduino and Kinect: "Hello World", Kinect Remote Control, Kinect Networked Puppet, Mood Lamps, Kinect Driven Drawing Robot, Kinect Remote-Controlled Vehicles, Biometric Station, 3D Modeling Interface, Turntable Scanner, Kinect-Controlled Delta Robot

One more tip: If you plan to buy this book, but don't have an Arduino board yet, I suggest to get an NI Labview/Arduino bundle from Sparkfun.com for an excellent price. Labview isn't any use for the Kinect (yet?), but you can use LabView later for your own Arduino home automation projects.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2013 3:27:09 PM PST
Paul Borg says:
Do you need to have a Kinect dev kit (which?) or is this just the base unit. I'm asking because I know a lot of people hacked it before the dev kits were available.
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