Makers at Work profiles 20 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.
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.
Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer leads you through building a personal fabrication machine capable of producing small parts and objects from drops of molten plastic. Every household plastic item you've ever needed is yours to make, and your imagination's the limit!
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.
Robot Building for Beginners is an update of David Cook's best-selling Robot Building for Beginners. This book continues its aim at teenagers and adults who have an avid interest in science and dream of building household explorers. No formal engineering education is assumed.