Makers at Work profiles 21 of the most creative, inquisitive, and influential "makers"--people creating new products, art, and methods using computer controls, recycled items, open-source code and plans, 3D printers, and anything else that can help them turn both whacky and incredibly insightful ideas into reality. Foreword by Brad Feld
Mastering 3D Printing shows you how to really get the most out of your printer, including how to design models, choose materials, work with different printers, and even how to integrate 3D printing to make more traditional prototyping techniques like sand casting more efficient.
Mastering the Raspberry Pi goes far beyond the basics to show you exactly how the Pi works and how you can work with it. From detailed hardware explanations to cross-compiling the kernel to building an H-bridge driver to run motors in reverse, Mastering the Raspberry Pi has all of the advanced information you need to become a true Raspberry Pi expert.
Meet the Kinect introduces the exciting world of volumetric computing using the Microsoft Kinect. Learn about software for the Kinect, and how to write programs and scripts using the Kinect as an input device.
Whether you are just getting started with personal 3D printing or already have a little experience, Practical 3D Printers explains everything you need to know to calibrate and customize your printer, and find, design, and create amazing objects from digital 3D models.
Create your own Arduino-based designs, gain in-depth knowledge of the architecture of Arduino, and learn the user-friendly Arduino language. Get hands-on experience using a variety of projects and recipes, from home automation to test equipment.
Almost every Arduino hacker or maker attempts progressively more complex projects. Catering to this curiosity and yen for advancement with Practical Arduino Engineering, Harold Timmis explains and helps to implement sound engineering principles, making them accessible to those who would prefer to build things rather than attend college.
So, you've created a few projects with Arduino, and now it's time to kick it up a notch. Where do you go next? With Pro Arduino, you'll learn about new tools, techniques, and frameworks to make even more ground-breaking, eye-popping projects.
Learning robotics by yourself isn't easy, but it helps when the encouragement comes from an expert who's spent years in the field. Not only does veteran author David Cook assist you in understanding the component parts of robot development, but he also presents valuable techniques that prepare you to make new discoveries on your own.