Open Softwear e-book released

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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We’re excited to learn of the release of this free, 104-page PDF book dedicated to physical computing via soft circuits, or “softwear.” The book starts with a basic intro to the hardware and software involved, goes into basic projects, such as button and soft switches, and then delves deeper into what can be done with things like touch-sensitive embroidery and controlling a servomotor via a zipper.

The authors hope the book will serve as a starting point for professionals and educators who will feed back what they learn in the field to help grow and refine the book. Looks like they’re off to a decent start.

Open Softwear: Download the book [via http://www.adafruit.com/]

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