Simon Monk

Simon Monk

Open Source Hardware, author, trainer

Manchester, United Kingdom

Areas of Expertise:

  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Electronics
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing
Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. Simon spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. He has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens. Simon is now a full time author and his books include 'Getting Started with IOIO', '30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius', '15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius' and 'Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius'.

Electronics Cookbook Electronics Cookbook
by Simon Monk
April 2017
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $42.99

Raspberry Pi Cookbook Raspberry Pi Cookbook
by Simon Monk
December 2013

Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer
by Simon Monk
May 2012
Print: $14.99
Ebook: $12.99

Making Android Accessories with IOIO Making Android Accessories with IOIO
by Simon Monk
February 2012
Print: $6.99
Ebook: $5.99

Raspberry Pi Cookbook Videos Raspberry Pi Cookbook Videos
by Simon Monk
December 2013
Video: $180.00

Webcast: Using your Maker Skills to survive a Zombie Apocalypse with Raspberry Pi and Arduino
January 06, 2016
In this webcast, Simon Monk will discuss his new book 'The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' and highlight some of the Raspberry Pi, Arduino and other projects within the book and how they could help you survive in a post-apocalyptic world.

Webcast: Raspberry Pi - Uses and Projects
November 19, 2013
In this webcast presented by Simon Monk author of Raspberry Pi Cookbook, aims to clarify the various niches into which a Raspberry Pi can fit and also showcase some of the more interesting uses of the Raspberry Pi with examples from the Internet and ...

Webcast: Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer
November 08, 2012
In this project, the web server constantly serves the contents of the Gadgeteer screen. You can draw sketches on the screen with your finger or a stylus and leave messages for the world to see. Join us for the live event.

"An excellent introduction to a powerful open source microcontroller platform."
--Ira Laefsky,

"Dr. Simon Monk, a prominent author on Electronics and on the Arduino environment has done a most credible job in explicating the powerful .Net Gadgeteer system. "
--Ira Laefsky,