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Making Things Talk, 2nd Edition by Tom Igoe

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Chapter 1. The Tools

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The main pleasure of interacting with this piece comes from the feel of flipping the switches and turning the knobs. The lights and sounds produced as a result are secondary, and most people who play with it remember how it feels rather than its behavior.

This book is a cookbook of sorts, and this chapter covers the key ingredients. The concepts and tools you’ll use in every chapter are introduced here. There’s enough information on each tool to get you to the point where you can make it say “Hello World!” Chances are you’ve used some of the tools in this chapter before—or ones just ...

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