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Making things talk: using sensors, networks, and arduino to see, hear, and feel your world

Making Things Talk shows you how to get your gadgets to communicate with you and your environment.

It's perfect for people with little technical training but a lot of interest. Maybe you're a science teacher who wants to show students how to monitor the weather in several locations at once. Or a sculptor...

Making things see: 3D vision with kinect, processing, arduino, and makerbot

This detailed, hands-on guide provides the technical and conceptual information you need to build cool applications with Microsoft's Kinect, the amazing motion-sensing device that enables computers to see.

Through half a dozen meaty projects, you'll learn how to create gestural interfaces for software, use...

Magnetic field sensor

Study the field around permanent magnets, coils, and electrical devices using the Magnetic Field Sensor. It features a rotating sensor tip to measure both transverse and longitudinal magnetic fields.

This sensor uses a Hall effect transducer, and measures a vector component of the magnetic field near the...

Little Miss Geek: bridging the gap between girls and technology

In this groundbreaking book, Belinda Parmar charts the rise of the Little Miss Geek as she fights her way from childhood, through school and into the heart of the technology industry.

Along the way the book outlines practical steps that will bridge the gap between women and technology, and help inspire girls...

Lightning Romo base (for iPhone 5)

Romo is a programmable iPhone and iPod Touch robot toy that provides hours of fun and education. With Guided Missions, Discoverable Upgrades and an SDK for developers.

Lift-the-flap computers and coding

Rosie Dickins provides an interactive introduction to information and communication technology, which explains what goes on inside computers and what makes them do what they do. With lots of flaps to lift and look beneath, fact-hungry children will devour the fascinating data contained in this bright and engaging...

Learning to program with RobotC: a crash course

This unique book shows how to start programming using the RobotCª language for LEGO MINDSTORMS, and it provides practical and easy-to-use code samples for getting a real robot to do the things you want it to do.

Learning processing: a beginner's guide to programming images, animation, and interaction

The free, open-source Processing programming language environment was created at MIT for people who want to develop images, animation, and sound. Based on the ubiquitous Java, it provides an alternative to daunting languages and expensive proprietary software.

This book gives graphic designers, artists and...

Introduction to algorithms

This book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study.

The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudo-code designed to be readable by anyone who has...

Introducing computing: a guide for teachers

This timely new text provides an accessible introduction to teaching Computing, and computer programming. Specifically designed for non-specialists who need to develop new skills in computing in order to meet the new curriculum requirements, it offers a useful guide to the subject, alongside worked examples of good...


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