Becoming a “BCB listener” or “BCL” is one of the world’s easiest-to-begin hobbies. Just switch on your AM radio and start turning its dial. A broadcast-band (BCB) listener seldom leaves his or her AM radio locked onto one favorite, local radio station. Instead, the goal is to tune to other frequencies and hear “local” stations … Continue reading Yes, DO Touch That Dial!
Arduino Workshop A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects John Boxall (No Starch Press – paperback, Kindle) If you’ve been wanting to tinker with a tiny Arduino computer, this excellent book can show you how to do much more than simply get started. Indeed, John Boxall’s Arduino Workshop can keep you busy, challenged and intrigued for … Continue reading Arduino Workshop – An excellent hands-on guide with 65 DIY projects – #arduino #bookreview
The Arduino microcontroller and programming environment let you create, program, and control a variety of devices that interact with the physical world. Some of the things you can do with Arduino are very simple, such as adjusting the color of an RGB (red, green, blue) LED under program control. Other projects are more complex, such as creating … Continue reading Control this! Four new how-to books that use Arduino – #electronics #programming #bookreview #in
Make: Electronics By Charles Platt (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $34.99; Kindle edition, list price $27.99) Okay, big confession time. I learned electronics back in the day when vacuum tubes were still state of the art, and ham radio hobbyists happily tinkered with World War II surplus aircraft radios, tank transmitters and telegraph keys that had thigh clamps so radio operators … Continue reading Make: Electronics -Learning by doing & messing things up – A fun how-to book #bookreview