Now Reading: Quasar, Quasar Burning Bright by Isaac Asimov.
Just Finished: Getting Started With Arduino by Massimo Banzi.
The Arduino is a microcontroller, a programmable chip that can interface to digital and analog signals. It can be loaded with simple programs and built into devices such as light shows, interactive art exhibits, automatic watering cans, flatulence sensitive Twittering office chairs, and small robots. This very, very short book serves as an explanation of what the Arduino is and what it can be used for, as well as a very short beginner’s tutorial. The book is not what I’d consider reference material. Most of the contents I already knew or could have guessed.