New to microcontrollers? You can't get much simpler than the PICAXE. And here's the introduction you need to get used to them!
Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller is a great resource for anyone who is interested in learning and mastering the PICAXE microcontroller.
Mr. Lincoln's book is loaded with ready-to-build projects that are easy enough that anyone can successfully complete them, and with enough depth that experienced builders will find value in them.
PICAXE - easy to use, easy to program. Now easy to read about too!
Author: David Lincoln
Warning: Boring list of contents follows. Trust us, the actual book is much easier to read!
2. Programming techniques
3. PICAXE arithmetic
4. Interfacing and input/output techniques
5. Using programming editor
6. Programming, powering, and resetting the PICAXE
7. Basic experiments
8. Intermediate experiments
9. Advanced experiments