Okay, I'm not trying to sound like a commercial here, but I've got to rave a little bit about the Maker's Notebook. My friends over at MakerSHED sent me a few to use with the exercises (and, I'm sure, to hopefully blog about).
Now, if I didn't like them, I'd just email "Thanks, MakerSHED" and keep moving. But this thing is amazing. I was content to keep using my lined paper/cardboard notebook, but after looking over this book, it'd be like driving a golf cart versus a 4WD Jeep.
This thing is rugged and stiff and a lot more likely to survive to Experiment 36. It's got 146 graph paper covered pages to write on, but what I like best is the extra resource pages in the back that you can see in some of these photos - I've got a page with resistor color codes, another with pinouts for various chips that we'll be using in the book... there's a one-page guide for testing your multimeter, wire gauge details, LED color guide, and more... plus stickers. (Not sure about the stickers, but they come in a little pouch on the back cover, a great place to store your receipts and small manual for your multimeter.)
So, there's my spin on the Maker's Notebook - certainly not required to work through the exercises in the book, but for me, an avid notetaker, definitely a nice lab book to have beside me.
Again, thanks to MakerSHED for sending me a few to try out... I've seen them advertised but never really considered buying one... now I'm worried when I run out of pages that I'll be spoiled and have to order more.
As I said in the previous post, I'll be posting a question for my USA readers to answer. I'll be sending out one of these to the person who provides the best response.