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Sew Electric
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"If you’re interested in interactive toys, smart accessories, or light-up fashions, this book is for you! Sew Electric is a set of hands-on LilyPad Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming. The book walks you through the process of designing and making a series of quirky customizable projects including a sparkling bracelet, a glow in the dark bookmark, a fabric piano, and a monster that sings when you hold its hands. Play with cutting-edge technologies...

Raspberry Pi Hacks
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"With more than 60 practical and creative hacks, this book helps you turn Raspberry Pi into the centerpiece of some cool electronics projects. Want to create a controller for a camera or a robot? Set up Linux distributions for media centers or PBX phone systems? That’s just the beginning of what you’ll find inside Raspberry Pi Hacks. If you’re looking to build either a software or hardware project with more computing power than Arduino alone can provide, Raspberry Pi is just...

Super Scratch Programming Adventure!
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"Scratch is the wildly popular educational programming language used by millions of first-time learners in classrooms, libraries, and homes worldwide. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, kids quickly learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations. In Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, kids learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own playable video games. They’ll create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed...

Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming
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"Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that’s easy to learn and fun to use! But books about learning to program in Python can be kind of dull, gray, and boring, and that’s no fun for anyone. Python for Kids brings Python to life and brings you (and your parents) into the world of programming. The ever-patient Jason R. Briggs will guide you through the basics as you experiment with unique (and often hilarious) example programs that feature ravenous monsters, secret...

Soft Circuits: Crafting e-Fashion with DIY Electronics
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"Soft Circuits introduces students to the world of wearable technology. Using Modkit, an accessible DIY electronics toolkit, students learn to create e-textile cuffs, “electrici-tee” shirts, and solar-powered backpacks. Students also learn the importance of one component to the whole – how, for example, changing the structure of LED connections immediately affects the number of LEDs that light up. This book provides great activities to help people make new and exciting...

Arduino Cookbook - Second Edition
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"Create your own toys, remote controllers, alarms, detectors, robots, and many other projects with the Arduino development board. This simple microcontroller lets artists and designers build a variety of amazing objects and prototypes that interact with the physical world. With this cookbook you can dive right in and experiment with more than a hundred tips and techniques, no matter what your skill level is. The recipes in this book provide solutions for most common problems and questions...

Arduino Workshop
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"The Arduino is a cheap, flexible, open source microcontroller platform designed to make it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in homemade projects. With an almost unlimited range of input and output add-ons, sensors, indicators, displays, motors, and more, the Arduino offers you countless ways to create devices that interact with the world around you. Arduino Workshop, you’ll learn how these add-ons work and how to integrate them into your own projects. You’ll start off with an...

Building Open Source Hardware
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"This is the first hands-on guide to the entire process of designing and manufacturing open source hardware. Drawing on extensive personal experience with DIY, maker, and hardware hacking projects, industry-leading contributors share proven approaches to design, fabrication, manufacturing, troubleshooting, licensing, documentation, and running an open source hardware business. Part I covers the emergence and evolution of open source hardware, what open source hardware licenses mean, and the...

Building Wireless Sensor Networks
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"Create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and XBee radios. By the time you’re halfway through Rob Faludi’s fast-paced, hands-on guide, you’ll have built a series of useful projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data. This resource- and reference-packed book is perfect for inventors, hackers, crafters, students, hobbyists, and scientists. Note: Check below...

Electrical Engineering 101 - (3rd Edition)
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"Everything you should have learned in school, but probably didn’t! This book is great for electronics newbies, or if you just need a refresher course. Topics ranging from Ohm’s law to proper usage of an oscilloscope to managing and interacting with employees are covered. The book approaches all of its topics in a very straight-forward, practical manner, and all the important information is summed up nicely in a “Rules-of-Thumb” section. The information presented in...

Electronic Formulas, Symbols & Circuits
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"Forrest M. Mims III has written more than sixty books about science, lasers, computers, and electronics. In 1993, He received a prestigious Rolex Award for a simple instrument that he developed to measure the ozone layer. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the National Science Teachers Association, the Texas Academy of Science and many scientific organizations. When this guy put together a set of electronics reference books, we were excited to get...

Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Volume 2
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"Want to know how to use an electronic component? This second book of a three-volume set includes key information on electronics parts for your projects – complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. You’ll learn what each one does, how it works, why it’s useful, and what variants exist. No matter how much you know about electronics, you’ll find fascinating details you’ve never come across before. Perfect for teachers, hobbyists, engineers, and students of...

Getting Started with Intel Galileo
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"Are you ready to create advanced hardware and sensor projects? You’re ready for the power of the Intel Galileo. Developed as a collaboration between Intel and Arduino, the Galileo lets you sketch out your hardware concepts, create electronic circuits, write code to control them, and make your ideas a reality. This book provides step-by-step instruction on writing Arduino sketches for the Galileo, and also takes you into the Linux capabilities that set this powerful development platform...

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Class
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"Join the learning revolution sweeping the globe! 3D printers, robotics, programming, wearable computing, and Arduino capture the imaginations of today’s student. When exciting new technologies combine with hands-on traditions, your classroom becomes a maker-space where learning soars. Using technology to make, repair, or customize the things we need democratizes engineering, design, and computer science. Fortunately for educators, this maker movement overlaps with the natural...

Learn to Program with Scratch
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"Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. While most famously used to introduce kids to programming, Scratch can make computer science approachable for people of any age. Rather than type countless lines of code in a cryptic programming language, why not use colorful command blocks and cartoon sprites to create powerful scripts? In Learn to Program with Scratch, author Majed Marji uses Scratch to explain the concepts...

Make Your Own PCBs with Eagle
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"Learn how to make double-sided, professional-quality PCBs from the ground up using Eagle – the powerful, flexible design software. In this step-by-step guide, electronics guru Simon Monk leads you through the process of designing a schematic, transforming it into a PCB layout, and submitting standard Gerber files to a manufacturing service to create your finished board. Filled with detailed illustrations, photos and screenshots, “Make Your Own PCBs with Eagle” features...

Make: Arduino Bots  and Gadgets
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"Want to build your own robots, turn your ideas into prototypes, or control devices with a computer? It’s a snap with this book and the Arduino open source electronic prototyping platform. Get started with six fun projects and achieve impressive results quickly. You’ll gain the know-how and experience you need to invent your own gadgets. With Arduino, building your own embedded gadgets is easy, even for beginners. This book will teach you the basics of embedded systems and help you...

Making Android Accessories with IOIO
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"The Android operating system is becoming more and more popular among embedded device manufacturers making it evermore practical to create devices that can interface with Android. Now you can create your own electronic devices with the popular IOIO (“yoyo”) board, and control them with your Android phone or tablet. With this concise guide, you’ll get started by building four example projects—after that, the possibilities for making your own fun and creative accessories...

Making Things Move
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"Dustyn Roberts' Making Things Move is a wonderful introduction to practical mechanics. This book teaches you the basics of building moving mechanisms through non-technical explanation, not abstract engineering theory. These straight-forward explanations, together with examples and DIY projects, will help you form a solid understanding of concepts like attaching couplers and shafts to a motor or converting rotary motion to linear motion. Jam-packed with pictures, drawings, screenshots, and...

Making Things See
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"When Microsoft’s Kinect hardware hit the DIY world, it sparked a lot of very awesome projects. The Kinect let’s computers see which opens up all kinds of new doors for interactive development. In Making Things See, author Greg Borenstein leads the reader through half a dozen meaty projects that cover everything from pose detection to 3D scanning! This title from the Make: library is perfect for makers, artists, gamers, even hobbyists. If you’ve seen some of the cool things...

Manga Guide to Electricity
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"Manga is the Japanese word for “comics” and consists of comics and print cartoons, but if you’re a fan of manga then you probably already know that. Something you may not already know is that your love of manga may be just the motivation you need to learn the basics of electricity. After all, if you never learn the basics then how will you build that giant crime-fighting robot you’ve been dreaming about? The Manga Guide to Electricity is a well-balanced book which...

Open SoftWear - 2nd Edition
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"Open Softwear* is a book about fashion and technology. More precisely it is a book about Arduino boards, conductive fabric, resistive thread, soft buttons, LEDs, and some other things. This is a great book for beginners looking into wearable computing or into fashion and technology. Authors T. Olsson, D. Gaetano, J. Odhner, and S. Wiklund started researching five years ago thanks to the support of K3, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden. In Open Softwear they got...

Robot Builders Bonanza
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"Have fun while learning how to design, construct, and use small robots! This richly illustrated guide offers everything you need to know to construct sophisticated, fully autonomous robots that can be programmed from your computer. Fully updated with the latest technologies and techniques, Robot Builder’s Bonanza, Fourth Edition includes step-by-step plans that take you from building basic motorized platforms to giving the machine a brain–and teaching it to walk, talk, and obey...

Science and Communication Circuits & Projects
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"Forrest M. Mims III has written more than sixty books about science, lasers, computers, and electronics. In 1993, He received a prestigious Rolex Award for a simple instrument that he developed to measure the ozone layer. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the National Science Teachers Association, the Texas Academy of Science and many scientific organizations. When this guy put together a set of electronics reference books, we were excited to get...

Short Circuits: Crafting e-Puppets with DIY Electronics
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"Short Circuits offers students opportunities to undertake physical computing projects, providing tools and methods for creating electronic puppets. Students learn how to incorporate microprocessors into everyday materials and use them to enhance their language and writing skills with shadow puppet shows featuring their own DIY flashlights. This book provides great activities to help people make new and exciting e-textile and wearables projects while still being able to build a strong...

The SparkFun Arduino Inventors Guide
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"The Arduino microcontroller makes it easy to learn about electronics, but it can be hard to know where to start. The 10 projects in “The SparkFun Arduino Inventor’s Guide” will teach you to build, code and invent with the super-smart Arduino and a handful of parts. First, you’ll master the basics with a primer that explains how a circuit works, how to read a wiring schematic, and how to build and test projects with a solderless breadboard. Then you’ll learn how...

The SparkFun Guide to Processing
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"Processing is a free, beginner-friendly programming language designed to help non-programmers create interactive art with code. In Processing, you can make a masterpiece with just a simple program, and at the click of a button, the software displays your handiwork on-screen for instant feedback. The SparkFun Guide to Processing teaches you to craft your own digital artwork and even combine it with hardware—no prior programming experience required. Over the course of the book,...