Suggested Reading

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Available Online

The following books are available online through UC Berkeley Library subscriptions. You may have to be on campus to access these; there may also be restrictions on the number of simultaneous users.

  • Charles Platt, Make: Electronics, O'Reilly Safari Online
  • John Catsoulis, Designing Embedded Hardware, O'Reilly Safari Online Amazon
  • Simon Monk, Making Android Accessories with IOIO Safari Online (p. 1-31)
  • Tom Igoe, Making Things Talk (2nd edition), O'Reilly Safari Online
  • Joshua Noble, Programming Interactivity: A Designer's Guide to Processing, Arduino, and Openframeworks Safari Online Amazon
  • Michael Margolis, Arduino Cookbook 2nd ed, O'Reilly. Safari Online
  • Rob Faludi Building Wireless Sensor Networks: with ZigBee, XBee, Arduino, and Processing by Rob Faludi


  • Getting Started in Electronics, Forrest M. Mimms III
  • Paul Scherz, Practical Electronics for Inventors, McGraw-Hill
  • Tom Igoe, Physical Computing, Thompson

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  • FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication by Neil Gershenfeld Amazon
  • Paul Wright, 21st Century Manufacturing Amazon