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Book Review - Getting Started in Electronics


I try to keep 90% of my posts on the topic of NXT, so I hope you'll forgive me for getting slightly off topic here. MAKE magazine had a great review of this little workbook and I bought a copy. If you are a parent or teacher with a child or student who is expressing an interest in electronics, THIS is the book you need to check out.

It's written in the format of a lab book (the text looks like hand-written notes) and is VERY easy to read and understand. I wish I had found this book years ago when I was a student. It's got 100+ projects in it that are fairly easy to build using common electronics components found at most Radio Shack or similar-type stores.

I've read reviews in other places of books by Forrest M. Mims III and am very impressed with his style of writing and I can see why students are a prime target for this book.

While it isn't a true NXT book, any student interested in furthering his or her studies with robotics is going to have to invest some time in learning more about electronics - this book will jump-start you in that direction.
This 128 page book is $20US and can be ordered here.

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