Still need a last minute gift for a maker but don’t want to pay for next day or overnight shipping? Why not give them a .PDF of one of my favorite books, Making Things Talk from the Maker Shed! It’s perfect for people that love integrating computers and microcontrollers with the physical world. Author Tom Igoe covers everything from using Arduinos and Xbees to setting up web servers and building “Cat-Cams” in this amazingly informative and fun to read book. With over 33 projects spanning 496 pages, it’s a gift that will keep them busy all winter!
I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I'm a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.View more articles by Michael Castor