I have a rather large collection of URL links stored in an Arduino-tagged folder... printed out, it'd probably fill a couple notebooks. The problem with all this information is one we've all encountered when it comes to the Web - too many sources, too many dead pages, and too much to sift through. That's why I still heavily rely on books when I wish to learn something new.
My Arduino book collection is rather small. I own the following:
1. Getting Started with Arduino - okay, but extremely simplified and short.
2. Practical Arduino - daunting and pure information overload - really written for an Arduino expert, IMO... or at least someone very familiar with both electronics and Arduino programming.
3. Beginning Arduino - only read 1/2 so far, but this is definitely the book!
Update: A quick look at Amazon shows they only have 4 copies left as of 11:40EDT Jan 14th. Get your order in quick as it sometimes takes weeks for reprints to arrive.
Update: A quick look at Amazon shows they only have 2 copies left as of 4:30EDT Jan 14th. Get your order in quick as it sometimes takes weeks for reprints to arrive.
No insult to the first 2 books, but they're not what I'm looking for when it comes to hands-on learning. The number of books available on Arduino seems to be growing fast, but I just don't see anything else available that appears to meet my needs. O'Reilly has some books on the programming side, but my experiences with their books leads me to believe they're more likely to be good reference books and not teach-yourself material.
If anyone knows of any other Arduino books that might make good references, let me know... I'd rather spend my money now on components and acccessories, but if there's a book I'm missing that will make this experience more enjoyable (or at least successful), I might consider purchasing it.
One Disclaimer: I write tech books for a living, so I have relationships with many book publishers that allow me to sometimes get a Reviewer Copy of different titles. My digital and print copies of the "Beginning Arduino" book came courtesy of Apress (print copy, however, seems to be caught up somewhere in the USPS labyrinth), a great publisher for whom I've written quite a few books over the years. That said, my intention is to provide an un-biased review of the book, including feedback, positive or negative, about my experiences.