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.

Non-Bullshit Innovation

Non-Bullshit Innovation

I’ve been reading a fun book by David Rowen about innovation, ” “. David has toured the globe interviewing so-called innovators and dividing the blaggers from the true innovators. A few weeks back he stopped off in Battersea to met

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Shed Manual

Shed Manual

The Haynes manuals are renown for their quality guidance on car repairs. In recent years they have expanded their range to include a wider range of topics. Some of these are more coffee table books than instruction. However, “Shed Manual”

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The Crafty Kid’s Guide to DIY Electronics

The Crafty Kid's Guide to DIY Electronics

Helen sent me a copy of her latest book to review. We’ve not had a chance to try out any of the projects yet but here’s my initial thoughts. So there’s a couple of reasons we’ve not yet got around

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This is (not) rocket science

This is (not) rocket science

“How a New Generation of Core Independent Peripherals Redefined Embedded Control” is a book about the PIC Microcontroller series. Many modern microcontrollers have hardware blocks for communications, timing, analogue to digital conversion, capacitive sensing etc. These are typically configurable in

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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 “[amazon text=A Little Saw&asin=1976814901]” 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

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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 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 who has been “turning

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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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