|Bought the very first copy at Maker Shed|
Even better, Charles Platt was signing copies for buyers in Expo Hall a few hours later. Although I've communicated with him a number of times over the years as I worked through Make: Electronics, I had never actually met him until this weekend. It was a real pleasure to get to visit with him for a while and chat about a number of things, not just electronics.
On the flight home, I took the chance to read through a number of the early chapters as well as skim many more. It's going to be an interesting collection of projects to try out, and I'm looking forward to sharing my results here. If you're looking for some details on the book, here you are:
* 37 chapters and 2 appendices -- a total of 36 experiments/projects to perform
* As with the first book, this one is in full-color
* Appendix B contains very detailed components lists organized into groups of projects (experiments 1-14, 15-25, and 26-36) along with itemized project-by-project listings if you wish to purchase items on a per-experiment basis.
* Errata for the book can be found here - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/errata.csp?isbn=0636920027874
I'm already collecting some tools and components as I prepare to start working through the 36 experiments. Surprisingly, I have a lot of stuff left over from my working through the experiments in Make: Electronics that will save me some money.
I can't say when I'll be starting my work on the book's projects, but it will be soon. Tomorrow? Unlikely? Next month? Too long to wait. Give me this week or next and I expect to have enough of my tools and components pulled together to get moving.
I'm also going to leave comments open for your own thoughts, questions, observations, etc. I'll leave comments open as long as they are not abused. If I start getting a lot of spam, I'll turn on the approval process that will require me to approve a comment before it's added -- just letting you know in advance that might be coming, so don't worry if your comments stop showing up immediately... I'll get to them.
Thanks for joining me for this project -- I learned so much during my explorations for Make: Electronics, and I'm certain that Make: More Electronics will provide just as much education for all of us working through the book.
|Charles Platt (left) and me|