by O'Sullivan & Igoe (2004, Thomson Course Technology)
Sensing and controlling the physical world with computers.
Robot Programming: A Practical Guide to
by Jones & Roth (2003, McGraw-Hill)
History and theory behind behavior-based programming.. teaches skills
needed for programming..
Handmade Electronic Music:
The Art of Hardware Hacking
by Nicolas Collins (2006, Routledge)
Provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction for
students of electronic music, installation and sound-art to the craft
of making--as well as creatively cannibalizing--electronic circuits for
Control Systems for Live Entertainment,
by John Huntington (2000, Focal Press)
"If you're interested in how control systems and computers are used in
the live entertainment arena, then John Huntington's latest book will
not disappoint."- Lighting and Sound International, December 2000
Building Scientific Apparatus,
by Moore, Davis & Coplan (2003, Perseus Books)
Utilizing original drawings and examples, this book refines technical
jargon to help scientists understand and create the apparatus and
mechanisms fundamental to their studies.
The Exploratorium Cookbooks Vol I, II, II
by Raymond & Hipschman (1976, '80, '87, The Exploratorium)
"Recipes" for more than 200 interactive exhibits on light, sound,
electricity, magnetism, perception and plant and animal behavior. For
sale to nonprofit organizations only. $125 each.
Robot Builder's Sourcebook
by Gordon McComb (2003, McGraw-Hill)
A comprehensive listing (with address, phone numbers, web sites) of
over 2500 suppliers and manufacturers of robot components, materials,
tools, and much more.
The Art of Electronics
by Horowitz & Hill (1989, Cambridge Univ. Press)
'Far and away the finest book on the subject of electronics ... in the
last decade. I cannot recommend this book highly enough to anyone whose
research or experiments require some electronics.' Optical Engineering