Jannie Hamman is a well-known figure in the world of microcontrollers and robotics, which I have the pleasure of knowning for more than 20 years.
The author spent all of his working career as an Instrumentation Engineer in heavy industry, looking after various automation- and control systems. During this time, he designed, programmed and built 100s of microcontroller circuits used to solve problems and various applications (Black Boxes).
The author also trained many young and upcoming engineers in various fields.
Although an Engineer with a wide field of knowledge, he focused on micro-electronics, microcontrollers and programming and can write in total 18 programming languages.
This stretches throughout the whole spectrum from hardware PLA and assembler up to today’s 4th generation languages, including OS environments for Linux and Microsoft PC software.
The author has registered a few patents during his lifetime. He is currently working on IoT for use in home automation in his spare time.
This book is a must for any person interested in electronics and microcontrollers – all the information and examples you’ll find in this book are from real life solutions through the author’s career.
The book is an asset in your toolbox of knowledge.
Theo A. Moelich
We continuously define our own rules and boundaries throughout life w.r.t what and how we do things. Things referring to our engineering, programming, electronic hobby or work activities. I have come to know Jannie Hamman as someone who has a very unique viewpoint and constantly challenge these walls and boundaries. This book opened my eyes to different opportunities and possibilities whilst vastly improving my skills.
This book combines the worlds of electronic hardware and programming in a unique synergy. It provides the reader with the knowledge to realize his ideas and inventions with the underlying theme – If you can think it, you can build it. It diminishes the line of impossibilities as told by a person with extensive knowledge and over 30 years of experience in electronic design and programming.
The book is packed with knowledge, projects, diagrams and examples, but yet talks to you in a personal tone with a great sense of humour. Even if you are more inclined to the hardware or software environment, you will find the information you need together with the understanding required to finalize your potential. You will be amazed how you can interface old and new technologies. Get ready to even push the boundaries and completely interface your Raspberry Pi or Arduino boards!
Get ready for an exciting read and open the door to a new world of electronic interfacing. You will definitely read this book multiple times and still learn more every time. Remember, the best way to learn how to think out of the box is to ask someone already on the outside.