Arduino Day 2014: Books – Arduino Projects

Arduino Projects gives you full step-by-step instructions for 46 amazing things to do with Arduino, from simple to sophisticated. Learn how to build a Ghostbusters proton pack, automate your coffee roaster, decode mag strips, play lasertag, and even control your indoor garden! All projects come from, are written by DIY Arduino experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily do it yourself. Take (micro)control of your life!

This book is only $1.99 on the app store.

Arduino Day 2014: Books – Arduino First Steps

Arduino First Steps is a short introduction to Arduino programming available on iBooks, and it’s free too.

Updated version of Nic Collins Handmade Electronic Music book

Whilst I was looking for the link to Nic’s book I noticed that there’s a new version out this year. It appears to have been updated in January. Anyway, if you don’t know this book and like the idea of tinkering with wires and circuits and making noises you should really take a look.

But beware, you go down a path that leads to strangeness …

iPadimation eBook is on sale

iPadimation, the eBook on how to animate using your iPad is on sale for valentines with the price down to $2.99.

Find your iPad on the Apple Store.

OP-1 Cookbook now on the iBooks store

I hadn’t realised that this book had been around on the iBooks store since 2012, but it has been and it’s just been updated with ‘corrections’. So manybe I should pay a little more attention to what books do come up!

Want to know how to DJ with DJ Player? Now there’s a book for that.

And of course, it’s on the iBookstore. You can find it using the button below, and it’s free.

iPadimation book on iBooks

From the creator of the Flaming Stylus blog comes the complete guide to creating animation on the iPad. With pictures, video, and downloadable project content, this easy to follow guide will get you animating in minutes. Contains over 20 chapters of tips and tricks covering popular animation apps such as DoInk, PhotoPuppet HD, Animator Creator HD, and iDraw. This is a must have resource for anyone looking to create cartoons on the iPad.

The book is priced at $7.99

Rob Papen, The 4 Element Synth, Element 2

Still reading this book from Rob Papen quite slowly. The more I read it the more I think it’s actually well worth a read. Whilst for many it might be just a refresher if you’re not familiar with the principles of synthesis it’s a really good detailed learn.

Make: Analog Synthesizers is now on iBooks

I’ve been waiting for this book for a while now and now it’s available on iBooks. Here’s what to expect:

Dive hands-on into the tools, techniques, and information for making your own analog synthesizer. If you’re a musician or a hobbyist with experience in building electronic projects from kits or schematics, this do-it-yourself guide will walk you through the parts and schematics you need, and how to tailor them for your needs. Author Ray Wilson shares his decades of experience in synth-DIY, including the popular Music From Outer Space (MFOS) website and analog synth community.

At the end of the book, you’ll apply everything you’ve learned by building an analog synthesizer, using the MFOS Noise Toaster kit. You’ll also learn what it takes to create synth-DIY electronic music studio. Get started in the fun and engaging hobby of synth-DIY without delay.

With this book, you’ll learn:

  • The differences between analog and digital synthesizers
  • Analog synthesizer building blocks, including VCOs, VCFs, VCAs, and LFOs
  • How to tool up for synth-DIY, including electronic instruments and suggestions for home-made equipment
  • Foundational circuits for amplification, biasing, and signal mixing
  • How to work with the MFOS Noise Toaster kit
  • Setting up a synth-DIY electronic music studio on a budget

Looking for a book on OSC?

I found this. I don’t know what it’s like, but it’s the only one I’ve found so far.

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