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is out now on Amazon.com, and probably elsewhere. It includes 3 Arduino projects.

* A motorized persistence of vision display (see photo)
* A magnetic levitation device (other photo)
* A robot based on cheap screwdrivers for motors



* pov.jpg (25.29 KB, 400x400 - viewed 29 times.)

* levitate.jpg (13 KB, 215x399 - viewed 40 times.)
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The object is suspended above the Arduino, is that to give you incentive to get the code right smiley

Looks like a fun book.

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The object is suspended above the Arduino, is that to give you incentive to get the code right

I would love to say yes, but actually it was just down to a lack of common sense on my part! However, the object does usually stay put once its on smiley
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That sounds fun.

Completely tangental, but it reminds me that I have, somewhere in storage, an issue of Radio Electronics which I saved specifically because it has plans in it for a low-cost home-grown tesla coil.

I noticed you have an Android book coming out too. Coincidentally, I read recently that Google has chosen Arduino for its open accessory kit.
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I read recently that Google has chosen Arduino for its open accessory kit.

Yes, that was a stroke of luck. Fortunately I'm only part way through the project work, so we can get all the Google APK in.

The Android + Arduino book will use a mixture of techniques for linking Arduino to Android including Google ADK (USB), sound modem, bluetooth and Ethernet / WiFi. The cover art on Amazon will be changing before its released in December.
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I have put some more videos of the projects in this book up on my Youtube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/drsimonmonk
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There is now a video introduction to this book 'staring' yours truly on the front page of the website http://www.dangerouslymad.com
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Make sure you write a disclaimer or some legal stuff so no one can sue you because they put the POV head on a 3,000rmp powerful motor and cut their fingers off. I thought about selling POV stuff but decide not yet, not the whole thing, just in case someone gets his nose tip cut off.
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Make sure you write a disclaimer or some legal stuff

McGraw Hill legal department helped me come up with the 'legal' version of: 'if you do stupid things and hurt yourself, don't come crying to us'.

Although it is a bit of a worry, if you can sue a supermarket for slipping on a grape.

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I think it should be fun actually.Trying some dangerous projects and get hold of them is really gonna be amazing.

It was a great book to write. It was basically a collection of all the things I had wanted to make, but hadn't got round to doing.

I'm also a bit cheap - so I get a buzz out of keeping the costs down smiley-wink

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