Books and Magazine Reviews

When not in the workshop I like to read about model engineering and related subjects. Here are some of the books I’ve read over the last few years.

This is (not) rocket science

This is (not) rocket science

“How a New Generation of Core Independent Peripherals Redefined Embedded Control” This is (not) Rocket Science is a book about the PIC Microcontroller series. Many modern microcontrollers have hardware blocks for communications, timing, analogue to digital conversion, capacitive sensing etc.

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American Magazines for Makers

American Magazines for Makers

So that I’d have something to read on a long flight I dropped into a Barnes and Noble store to see what magazines were available. I picked these three. Nuts and Volts I’d heard of Nuts and Volts via the

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First “A Little Saw” Reviews

First "A Little Saw" Reviews

Reader Review There have been a few book reviews of “A Little Saw” today. The first on Amazon from “Tigger” commented that the book “did not cover any power cuting tools” (sic). I had origionally planned to include power saws

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This Book Isn’t Safe

This Book Isn’t Safe

My daughter bought me a copy of Colin Furze’s book This book isn’t safe for Christmas. If you’ve never heard of Colin Furze then you should visit his YouTube channel or website colinfurze.com but in summary Colin is mad inventor

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HackSpace Magazine – Hack Make Build Create

HackSpace Magazine - Hack Make Build Create

This week saw the launch of a new magazine for makers, tinkerers and garden shed engineers. “HackSpace Magazine” aims to be more than just electronics and incorporates woodwork and metalwork too. The first edition will be on sale later this

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Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

It’s not everyday you get a woodworking book with a song on the back cover. But this is not your ordinary woodworking book and the Offerman Woodshop is not your ordinary woodshop. The Offerman Woodshop is made up of a

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What’s on my bookshelf

What's on my bookshelf

I’ve quite a pile of books on my shelf at the moment, I thought I’d share some of them. The Manual of Direct Metal Sculpture is a book that was sitting on my wish list for a long time. The

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The Man who made things out of trees

Before reading this, if you’d have asked me to list all the trees I knew, I probably would have overlooked the ash tree. But the ash tree is the 3rd most common in the UK, is part of many woodlands

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