Michael Margolis

Michael Margolis


Michael Margolis is a technologist in the field of real time computing with expertise in developing and delivering hardware and software for interacting with the environment. He has over 30 years of experience in a wide range of relevant technologies, working with Sony, Microsoft, Lucent/Bell Labs, and most recently as Chief Technical Officer with Avaya.



Webcast: Making Arduino Controlled Robots October 30, 2012 This webcast introduces Arduino techniques for controlling wheeled robots that can move around and use sensors to see and explore their environment.
Webcast: Expanding the Capabilities of your Arduino Projects June 19, 2012 In this webcast Michael will discuss how to combine and apply multiple techniques from the Arduino Cookbook.


“This second edition is updated to cover the latest versions of Arduino software and hardware. Margolis is an expert on Arduino programming. ”
— Book News Inc., www.booknews.com
“Rather than an introduction to programming, the book is a smorgasbord of practical coding examples that allows one to tailor the examples to specific projects. People without programming experience may wish to begin with a general focused programming book prior to reading this book, though the coding examples are straightforward enough to allow one to perhaps combine an intro coding book with this book. Since most projects will involve working with electronic components, becoming skilled at wire wrapping and soldering prior to developing one's own projects will add enjoyment and reduce frustration. All in all, an excellent introduction to this fascinating DIY field. Highly recommended ”
— John Jacobson, Amazon.com
Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition is an excellent reference book for anyone using Arduino in any way, shape or form, regardless of your experience level!”
— Michelle, My Springfield Mommy
“This edition is just as informative and useful as its predecessor; either edition will suffice most Arduino users.”
— Tony Cappellini, BayPIGgies
“Within a few pages you'll be brimming with ideas of what you want to do with your own Arduino kit.”
— Stu Teasdale, Compsoc -- Durham University Computing Society
“Nicely written, with lots of illustrations, it’s a very practical reference of how to connect any kind of hardware and solve problems you are likely to encounter while designing and building your own practical application with Arduino.”
— Simone Chiaretta, DZone
“This is the only book I've found that covers the advanced programming of the Arduino and for that I think it's worth having.”
— Stewart Watkiss, Penguin Tutor
“A great reference for anyone new to the Arduino platform, providing many examples from which to draw inspiration. Even an experienced programmer will find new things to learn from this book.”
— Nicholas Dunn, Book Zone
“I recommend this book to everyone who currently uses Arduinos or is just thinking about learning how to use them. You won’t be disappointed.”
— Tony Cappellini, BayPIGgies
“True to its name, the Arduino Cookbook provides a comprehensive array of recipes for covering a broad range of topics –...The book also benefits from clear, uncluttered illustrations and well-commented, readable code. These are essential when trying to build new interactive projects. In this genre of literature, they are something that authors and publishers do not always get right. Key technical concepts are explained lucidly, and Margolis has made every attempt to clarify the complex.”
— Brock Craft, Souciant
“The book is articulate, informative, and technically diverse. I consider this book to be the most important and comprehensive print resource to have been produced for the Arduino, and I highly recommend it to anyone that has either used or intends to use the Arduino platform for interfacing with the real world.”
— Andrew Lewis, Upcraft.it
“...a handbook that any serious Arduino enthusiast should have by their side.”
— Mike Riley, DrDobbs.com
“This is the book for an Arduino, or other Physical Computing hobbyist who has gone beyond following other people's instruction and who now seeks a useful and comprehensive reference that will serve for years to come in a variety of Intermediate and Advanced Projects.”
— Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com
“Is this the best Arduino book to date? Yes.”
— Nick Weldin, Arkadian.eu
“Absolute recommendation or "un must" as the French used to say.”
— Hajos Kontrapunkte, http://hajos-kontrapunkte.blogspot.com/