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Are you an Arduino Evil Genius? 
30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius shows hobbyists how to use  Arduino—the open-source physical computing platform that’s rapidly becoming the  microcontroller of choice for many home electronics enthusiasts.  
Author Simon Monk, co-founder of the mobile software company  Momote Ltd., and an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens, shows readers how to use Arduino through a series of projects while learning the simplified  C programming required to use Arduino—no prior programming experience required.  Projects include: a servo-controlled laser, a USB-controlled fan, a light harp,  a USB temperature logger, a sound “oscilloscope,” and others.
Arduino’s built-in USB makes it perfect for interfacing a home computer to  external electronics, and it can be used with Windows, Mac, and Linux. The  boards can be assembled by hand or purchased preassembled; the open-source IDE  can be downloaded for free. Arduino offers advantages over other  microcontrollers and microcontroller platforms: it is inexpensive,  cross-platform, has a simple programming environment that is easy to use but  very flexible, and both the hardware and software are open-source. 

Are you an Arduino Evil Genius? 

30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius shows hobbyists how to use Arduino—the open-source physical computing platform that’s rapidly becoming the microcontroller of choice for many home electronics enthusiasts.  

Author Simon Monk, co-founder of the mobile software company Momote Ltd., and an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens, shows readers how to use Arduino through a series of projects while learning the simplified C programming required to use Arduino—no prior programming experience required. Projects include: a servo-controlled laser, a USB-controlled fan, a light harp, a USB temperature logger, a sound “oscilloscope,” and others.

Arduino’s built-in USB makes it perfect for interfacing a home computer to external electronics, and it can be used with Windows, Mac, and Linux. The boards can be assembled by hand or purchased preassembled; the open-source IDE can be downloaded for free. Arduino offers advantages over other microcontrollers and microcontroller platforms: it is inexpensive, cross-platform, has a simple programming environment that is easy to use but very flexible, and both the hardware and software are open-source. 

Is anything hotter than Arduino right now? Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software that is intended for hobbyists, designers, artists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. The simplified programming environment makes it a great platform for beginners, while the flexibility of the environment makes it a powerful platform for experts and professionals to prototype ideas.

Author Simon Monk, Ph.D., is the co-founder of the British mobile software company Momote Ltd. He has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is an occasional author in hobby electronics magazines. In addition to all of that, trust me, I don’t know if he’s really Evil or not, but the guy is a definitely a Genius! Check out these projects!

Ron Hackett’s book is filled with enjoyable projects that build your skill in working in a multi-processing environment with the popular PICAXE microcontroller. The projects culminate in the construction and programming of “Octavius,” a sophisticated robotics prototyping platform that includes a master processor and as many as 8 or 9 peripheral I/O processors. You’ll be able to use Octavius to develop and debug additional projects of your own. Check out Ron’s website at http://jrhackett.net/

What Are TAB Books?

Technical hobbyists recognize TAB as the leading choice for DIY technology books. Only TAB books consistently deliver step-by-step, hands-on projects that are all about doing, making, and having fun.

The audience for TAB Books includes inventors, hackers, artists, entrepreneurs, students.

Our series include:

  • Evil Genius: Thematic collections of multiple DIY projects that build from easy projects to more challenging ones
  • Build Your Own: In-depth step-by-step guides to a single project, or small set of projects, built over the course of a book
  • Programming and Customizing: Intermediate-to-advanced project guides using programmable microcontrollers
  • TAB Guides: These books provide foundational technical knowledge with learn-by-doing examples
  • TAB Guides for Inventors: These books provide technical information with an emphasis on pragmatic solutions to help inventors turn dreams into reality