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My bucket list included writing a book for a publisher. The process sounded intimidating and interesting, and one I needed to try. I was fortunate enough to be asked by O'Reilly Media, Scholastic, and Maker Media to author several books for them over the course of a few years. I loved working with my publishers, editors, and technical editors. They made me look good! It was worth all the work!


Books Authored

Getting Started with Soldering

Getting Started with Soldering not only teaches new makers and experimenters the core principles of soldering, it also functions as an excellent reference and resource for beginners and more advanced makers alike. The book guides readers through the fundamentals of soldering, explains the tools and materials, demonstrates proper techniques, and shows how to fix mistakes or broken connections.

Maker Media | November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68045-384-3
Spanish Translation 2019

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Electricity for Young Makers

Learning to be a maker has never been more fun. Lavishly illustrated with cartoons and drawings, this book guides the reader through six hands-on projects using electricity. Discover the electrical potential lurking in a stack of pennies - enough to light up an LED or power a calculator! Launch a flying LED copter into the air. Make a speaker that plays music from an index card. Build working motors from a battery, a magnet, and some copper wire. Have fun while learning about and exploring the world of electricity. 

Maker Media | 2016
Second Release April 2017
Korean translation 2018
Polish Translation 2019

ISBN: 978-1-68045-286-0

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Make: Lots of bots

Anyone can make a robot, and this book is here to prove it! Meet some makers and their awesome bots, and get started with directions for a dozen amazing projects.

Scholastic Books
October 2014
ISBN: 978-0-545-74807-0



Get started with MintDuino is perfect for learning or teaching the fundamentals of how microcontrollers work and simple product development. This hands-on book shows you how to build a complete MintDuino project from start to finish. Learn how to assemble the microcontroller on a breadboard (no soldering required), and immediately begin programming it.

October 2011
ISBN: 9781449307660

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