- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Maker Media, Inc; Second Edition edition (September 26, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449392431
- ISBN-13: 978-1449392437
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #941,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Making Things Talk: Using Sensors, Networks, and Arduino to see, hear, and feel your world Second Edition Edition
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From the Publisher
|Make: Getting Started with Arduino 3rd edition||Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets||Making Things Talk, Third Edition||Make: AVR Programming|
|Sensors used||Switch, photoresistor, temperature, humidity||Switch, ultrasonic distance||Switch, flex resistor, force-sensing resistor, photoresistor, accelerometer, phototransistor, gas sensor, voltage monitor, infrared distance sensor, ultrasonic distance, GPS, digital compass, webcam, RFID, temperature||Switch, capacitive, photoresistor, piezo, temperature|
|Programming languages used||Arduino, Processing||Arduino, Processing, Java, Python||Arduino, Processing, PHP||C, Python|
|Other highlights||Designed for beginners||Teaches how to reuse and repurpose materials for building robots||X10, MIDI, XBee, web programming||Lasers, audio/music output, radio transmission, interrupts, servo motors, stepper motors, EEPROM storage|
Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects
About the Author
Tom Igoe teaches courses in physical computing and networking, exploring ways to allow digital technologies to sense and respond to a wider range of human physical expression. He has a background in theatre, and his work centers on physical interaction related to live performance and public space. He is a co-author of the book Physical Computing: Sensing and Controlling the Physical World with Computers, which has been adopted by numerous digital art and design programs around the world. Projects include a series of networked banquet table centerpieces and musical instruments; an email clock; and a series of interactive dioramas, created in collaboration with M.R. Petit. He has consulted for The American Museum of the Moving Image, EAR Studio, Diller + Scofidio Architects, Eos Orchestra, and others.
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Top customer reviews
From the moment I opened this book I started learning stuff, new stuff, great ideas.
In my dotage, I have become interested in robots and 3d printers (insert star trek reference here) and this book lays out information in easy to understand bits. It does help if you have had some programing experience but is not necessary as the writer explains bit by bit, in step by step process how the languages you use to program microcomputers work and how to get things talking to each other both hardware and software. I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to break into microcomputers or build the internet of things. Its a very well written and well done book.
I must agree with another reviewer that I don't favor the choice of Processing for the laptop applications: instead, I had liked to see Python too, and I had liked the author to show how to build a LAMP server on our own computer.
Bottom line: this book is superb and I highly recommend it.
As one other reviewer said - you can't judge this book by its cover (toy monkeys?...I guess I don't have much of a sense of humor but I am glad I bought the book).