Review: Make a Raspberry Pi-Controlled Robot: Building a Rover with Python, Linux, Motors, and Sensors

Make a Raspberry Pi-Controlled Robot: Building a Rover with Python, Linux, Motors, and Sensors by Wolfram Donat My rating: 4 of 5 stars Donat does a great job of giving the reader everything they need to know to build a rover (like the Mars rover) out of a Raspberry Pi and some motors and sensors. […]

Review: Qt5 Python GUI Programming Cookbook: Building responsive and powerful cross-platform applications with PyQt

Qt5 Python GUI Programming Cookbook: Building responsive and powerful cross-platform applications with PyQt by B.M. Harwani My rating: 3 of 5 stars On the plus side, this book gave me the knowledge I needed to finally complete a GUI for my Extra Life Donation tracker program (https://github.com/djotaku/ELDonation…). I’d tried many different GUI toolkits and none […]

Review: Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA: Making Wearables with an Arduino-Compatible Electronics Platform

Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA: Making Wearables with an Arduino-Compatible Electronics Platform by Becky Stern My rating: 5 of 5 stars First of all, lots of kudos for the authors including lots of photos. Many of the other microcontroller books I’ve read from MAKE have had illustrations, but this one actually has photos and that’s […]