Adafruit now stocks Arduino & Electronics books! – PLUS 10% off today only!

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We’re pleased to announce that we now have two books available in our store and for today only for you Sunday makers who are reading our site you can get 10% off either (or both) books. Just use the code “book10” (no quotes) on checkout and 10% off these great Arduino and Electronics books. The 10% off deal is for today, Sunday 1/31/2010 only.


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Practical Arduino (Jon Oxer & Hugh Blemings) – 1st print
This book is best used for people who’ve gone through our tutorials and want more! Please note that the book does not come with any electronic parts or hardware. You’ll probably want an Arduino starter pack or similar so that you have the Arduino, USB cable, power adapter, wires, and a protoshield. Read more


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Make: Electronics (Charles Platt) – 1st print
We checked out this book before putting it in the shop, its geared towards ultimate-beginners and teaches electronics starting from basic core of analog to some digital to microcontrollers. You’ll learn tools, prototyping soldering techniques, transistors, 555’s, etc. while completing useful projects. A nice and tidy intro! This book is a good accompaniment to learning microcontrollers/Arduino in that it fills the necessary electronics theory and background. Read more


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2 Comments

  1. These are great additions to the store. I’m sure you’re well aware of others in case you’re thinking about expanding the offerings, but here’s a list of some favorites sitting on my bookshelf:

    Getting Started With Arduino, Banzi
    Tinkering With Arduino, Weldin (e-book)
    Electrical Engineering 101, Ashby
    Practical Electronics for Inventors, Scherz
    Physical Computing, O’Sullivan & Igoe
    Programming Interactivity, Noble
    Making Things Talk, Igoe
    Fashioning Technology, Pakhchyan

    .andy

  2. It would be great if Adafruit offered kits containing supplies and components for the experiments.

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