Book review: Super Arduino

Have you wanted to learn about the Arduino microcontroller but feel overwhelmed by the wealth of information out there? Do you get excited AND intimidated by the idea of programmable circuitry for wearable projects that light up, play sounds, or move? This book is a fantastic introduction!

In a series of progressively more challenging projects, the author (an engineer and grade school teacher) explains in clear concise terms how you can write the programs to power cool things like light-up disco shoes and a robotic undulating shark tail mounted on a belt!

As a theatrical costumer, I knew immediately how the topics covered in this book could be adapted and modified for applications in my industry. Highly recommended title for makers across the age range. I think a precocious 12-year-old could do most of these projects with adult supervision, but the book isn't "just for kids." I would recommend it to my own graduate students, and in fact, were I teaching our course entitled "Digital Technologies for Costume Production" I might use it as a supplementary text for an Arduino project.

I received an advance copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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