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Just looking for some good Tech Resource books that go from basics to beyond.... Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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zikkij

6 months ago

Go to python tutorial
to get some online resources on programming.W3 school also gives proper resources for studying.

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Libahunt

7 years ago

For hardware programming Arduino is totally the easiest way to start. Probably easiest to set up and definately well covered with tutorials and examples on the web. If you are serious and can afford - get Arduino.

On the general basics of programming (and without spending money on hardware yet) you could take a look at Scratch ( http://scratch.mit.edu/ ) which is a graphical programming environment designed for quite young children, but playing around with it gives a good idea about the code structure (loops, conditionals, variables, arrays) that is common in every programming language. I think beginners often do not understand or memorize some these structures well from written explanations and code samples.

Actually in my tech university Scratch is also used for inroduction to programming, so do not underestimate it just because children can do it. You have nothing to lose if you spend couple of hours playing with it. This site http://learnscratch.org/ seems like it might have well organised tutorials.

Good luck and have fun!

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Cheshir_monkeeLibahunt

Reply 7 years ago

I will check out scratch ... it sounds fun ... Graphical is good since i'm more of an artist... but i do have a good understanding of basic electronics

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LibahuntLibahunt

Reply 7 years ago

As about books - start with something to experiment with rather than a book. I have never seen a book that would be useful without practice. Very beginners tutorials are easily found on the internet.

When you get a little hang of it then go to the library or browse the web about books, then you will know what they are talking about and what you are looking for. At the very beginning a too difficult book can just get you confused.

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Cheshir_monkee

7 years ago

Yeah I have Ardunio ... I guess i'm just looking for more beyond the very basics... Thank you both Caitlinsdad and Liba_Hunt... I guess i was looking for books that explained theory and had some decent projects... I may be young and love the internet but I still love having a book to learn from, thats organized ... and easily can refer back to

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caitlinsdad

7 years ago

I would say it depends on what you want to program.
Robots, apps, web pages, databases, games, graphics,...?

Nowadays programming is more point and click but you should get a good understanding of programming logic and have a project to do to make it challenging and interesting. Good luck.

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Cheshir_monkeecaitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

Well one project I'm looking at eventually creating is a custom display interface that would display read outs from sensors like temperature, depth of charge, switch between speed modes on a robo or ebike...

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caitlinsdadCheshir_monkee

Reply 7 years ago

you could look through the ibles that deal with arduinos, but it is best to get your hands on one and some electronic components to use. I don't think they have an emulator that you can really try out the code but you can install the arduino package on a pc to load up the sketch software to browse code just to get a feel for it. www.arduino.cc has a lot of resources and starter tutorials there.