I spent the last decade tinkering with software/hardware projects. This book is exactly what I wish I had when diving in.
Note: I have no connection to the book. I just really like the author's work.
Edit: The digital book is free.
The book does sound promising though I really liked the 2nd edition of Horowitz and Hill back in the day (I haven't seen the new 3rd ed. yet). It seems like a tough act to follow.
Added: I've spent a few minutes flipping through, and it looks like a very practical book whose subject matter is nothing at all like what I expected (e.g. like Horowitz and Hill). There's nothing about Ohm's Law or transistor gains or anything like that. It's about how to build and test shippable electronic products: that is, you can already design and build the gadget on your workbench, but now you have to get it ready for manufacture, testing, etc. It warns you to take Chinese New Year into account if you're working with contract manufacturers in China, etc.
It's a normal-looking PDF of about 300 pages containing seemingly normal text (there might be some diagrams here and there). I have no idea why it's 110MB instead of say 1MB. On today's computers it is still manageable, but it's yet more bloat.
I especially like the sound of it being practical and centered around creating a product. Thanks :)
https://hackaday.com/ and https://hackaday.io/
I'm surprised the digital version is a PDF instead of EPUB etc. Surprising decision.
Nice work Hunter!