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Making Things Talk: Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects

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Building electronic projects that interact with the physical world is good fun. But when devices that you've built start to talk to each other, things really start to get interesting. Through a series of simple projects, you'll learn how to get your creations to communicate with one another by forming networks of smart devices that carry on conversations with you and your ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 5th 2007 by Maker Media, Inc (first published September 28th 2007)
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micha cardenas
I used this book twice for my Intro to Electronics For Art Part 2 class. There are lots of great examples, but also enough missing information to add some extra challenges in the xbee duplex and bluetooth projects. It also doesn't cover wifi, saying that its expensive and can be replaced by xbee. Overall a good book with lots of great illustrations and incredibly valuable examples, but each of the projects is still going to take a lot of work to get working. A few problems seem to be just differ ...more
Ralph Zoontjens
Good practical guide for using technological components such as the XBee protocol.
Wow, where to start. Just beginning chapter 3 now and I would say the handiest thing so far (besides a good intro to Processing/Arduino) would be on page 33, Mac OS X and Linux Serial Communication... basically seeing what serial ports are available with Terminal. Its given me confidence in Bluetooth again!
Eryc Tri Juni S
Making things talk is really interesting. But when computation become integrated to cloud, I guess it makes the things to start thinking even replicate itself. Sometimes reality bit stranger than fiction.
If you are a bit dork, but love to be creative - this book rocks - make art that interacts with views and the world.
Matthew Jarvis
Amazing starting point to playing with arduino! Highly recommended if you want to start physical computing.
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