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Raspberry Pi Hacks

Raspberry Pi Hacks

Tips & Tools for Making Things with the Inexpensive Linux Computer

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 31, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote: Great All-in-One Reference
This is highly recommended for anyone with an rPi that's not all that familiar with Linux and wants it all in a single reference. Full Review >

The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 2

The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 2

Spaceships, Pirates, Dragons & More!

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 12, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote: Review of LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 2
For one wanting explanations for every model, this isn't for you. However, if you're willing to learn and be creative and try things out, it's an excellent model for how to expand your building skills with LEGO. It's a nice compliment to Vol. 1. Just be sure to have a lot of different LEGO pieces! Full Review >

Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014

Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Dec 5, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 36

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 36

All About Boards

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Nov 24, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Learning OpenCV

Learning OpenCV

Computer Vision in C++ with the OpenCV Library

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 19, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Tinkering

Tinkering

Kids Learn by Making Stuff

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 22, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Beautiful LEGO

Beautiful LEGO

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 16, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Learning Python

Learning Python

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 21, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Violent Python

Violent Python

A Cookbook for Hackers, Forensic Analysts, Penetration Testers and Security Engineers

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jun 25, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Arduino Workshop

Arduino Workshop

A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 31, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Understanding and Using C Pointers

Understanding and Using C Pointers

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 31, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Blender Master Class

Blender Master Class

A Hands-On Guide to Modeling, Sculpting, Materials, and Rendering

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On May 6, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Programming PHP

Programming PHP

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 3, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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The Book of GIMP

The Book of GIMP

A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 19, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 9, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Getting Started with MakerBot

Getting Started with MakerBot

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 5, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing

Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 2, 2013 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Python for Kids

Python for Kids

A Playful Introduction to Programming

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 22, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1

Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1

Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Switches, Encoders, Relays, Transistors

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 8, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide (Now in Color!)

The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide (Now in Color!)

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 4, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1

The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1

Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs & More!

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 2, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Python for Data Analysis

Python for Data Analysis

Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 11, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Version Control with Git

Version Control with Git

Powerful tools and techniques for collaborative software development

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 29, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Start Here! Learn JavaScript

Start Here! Learn JavaScript

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Oct 3, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Super Scratch Programming Adventure! (Covers Version 1.4)

Super Scratch Programming Adventure! (Covers Version 1.4)

Learn to Program By Making Cool Games

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 16, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Practical Computer Vision with SimpleCV

Practical Computer Vision with SimpleCV

The Simple Way to Make Technology See

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 12, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 31

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 31

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Sep 9, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Programming Computer Vision with Python

Programming Computer Vision with Python

Tools and algorithms for analyzing images

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 9, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra

The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 11, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Safe C++

Safe C++

How to avoid common mistakes

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 24, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Make: School's Out Summer Fun Guide

Make: School's Out Summer Fun Guide

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Jun 23, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 30

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 30

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 14, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Android Cookbook

Android Cookbook

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 14, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Getting Started with RFID

Getting Started with RFID

Identify Objects in the Physical World with Arduino

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On May 2, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Making Android Accessories with IOIO

Making Android Accessories with IOIO

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 1, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 29

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 29

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Mar 12, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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DIY Satellite Platforms

DIY Satellite Platforms

Building a Space-Ready General Base Picosatellite for Any Mission

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 23, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Environmental Monitoring with Arduino

Environmental Monitoring with Arduino

Building Simple Devices to Collect Data About the World Around Us

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 6, 2012 Kenta Hood wrote:
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Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets

Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets

Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 4, 2011 Kenta Hood wrote: My Review of Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets by Kimmo Karvinen and Tero Karvinen
For anyone looking for a good step-by-step process of how to create any of these given projects, this is an excellent book assuming you know about programming in Arduino. It assumes you know about Arduino but if you don't know Python, don't sweat, it goes over the basics to get… Full Review >

Arduino Cookbook

Arduino Cookbook

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 28, 2011 Kenta Hood wrote: My Review of Arduino Cookbook
Create your own robots, toys, remote controllers, alarms, detectors, and many other projects with the Arduino device. This simple microcontroller board lets artists and designers build a variety of amazing objects and prototypes that interact with the physical world. With this book, you can dive... Arduino Cookbook Excellent Arduino ReferenceOkay,… Full Review >

Programming Python

Programming Python

Kenta's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 25, 2011 Kenta Hood wrote: Programming Python by Mark Lutz
For those of you that may possibly read my blog, you may have noticed my last post about wanting to learn Python. Well, I have the unique opportunity of reviewing a few technical books as a blogger so I'm going to start putting up some short reviews as they come… Full Review >

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