It exists! I can't believe it!
My first book, Family Projects for Smart Objects: Tabletop Projects That Respond to Your World is in my hands. The Kindle edition is available now, and Amazon is taking preorders for the paperback edition that comes out September 24, 2016.
It's a collection of 11 projects designed to introduce beginners to Arduinos, sensors and "internet of things" things. I tried to make it as accessible as possible, with clear instructions intended for girls, boys, women and men who have never done anything like this before.
The book grew out of my attempt to make something every week for a year (and blog about it).
Other fun facts:
- I wrote much of it on my phone riding the NYC subway to work.
- I promised myself I'd never write a book (thanks to Quinn Heraty for talking me into it).
- It's published by the folks who make Make Magazine.
If you're into making and live in the NYC area, come out to the World Maker Faire October 1-2. I'll be there both days, demonstrating some projects and talking about the book!
"Family Projects for Smart Objects" at the World Maker Faire, NY Hall of Science:
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. — Zone 3 Make: Show & Tell Stage
Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. — Zone 3 Make: Show & Tell Stage