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Making Things See

Making Things See

3D vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot

Tom's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On May 15, 2012 Tom Determan wrote: “Making Things See” by Greg Borenstein
“Making Things See” by Greg Borenstein is a great introduction into the world of 3D vision. Through the use of the Kinect, Arduino and the Processing language he shows not only the theory behind 3D vision but also practical examples of how to interface with the Kinect to “see” and interact with 3D objects. Full Review >

Environmental Monitoring with Arduino

Environmental Monitoring with Arduino

Building Simple Devices to Collect Data About the World Around Us

Tom's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 6, 2012 Tom Determan wrote: “Environmental Monitoring with Arduino” by Emily Gertz and Patrick Di Justo
Emily Gertz and Patrick Di Justo have put together a simple and concise guide to utilizing the Arduino family of products to do practical monitoring of environmental conditions. This helps take the Arduino product for many of us from a hobbyist toy to a practical and functional part of a geek's toolset. Full Review >

Cooking for Geeks

Cooking for Geeks

Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

Tom's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 2, 2011 Tom Determan wrote: Book Review: Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter
Cooking for Geeks is the cooking book for the rest of us. It is the book that was written for those of us who do not naturally feel comfortable in the kitchen. It is the book that was written for those of us who want to know; Why does that happen? and Why do I need to do that in a certain order? Full Review >

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