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Programming Google Glass (2nd edition): Build Great Glassware Apps with the Mirror API and GDK

Google Glass is the wearable computer that everyone’s talking about—a head-mounted optical display with a camera that responds to voice and gesture controls. You can use the Mirror API and Glass Development Kit (GDK) to build custom Glassware for yourself and others, from social networks and geolocated maps to immersive video games and more. This new edition, with an all-new part covering the GDK, kick-starts your Glassware development by showing you how to write real-world functional applications that you can deploy and run. It’s the book to read for a shortcut to this new world.

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Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide, Second Edition

Arduino is an open-source platform that makes DIY electronics projects easier than ever. Gone are the days when you had to learn electronics theory and arcane programming languages before you could even get an LED to blink. Now, with this new edition of the bestselling Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide, readers with no electronics experience can create their first gadgets quickly. This book is up-to-date for the latest Arduino boards and for Arduino 1.x, with step-by-step instructions for building a universal remote, a motion-sensing game controller, and many other fun, useful projects.

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Build an Awesome PC, 2014 Edition: Easy Steps to Construct the Machine You Need

Custom-build your own dream PC, have fun doing it, and save yourself a lot of money in the process. This book will give you the confidence to buy the best-of-class components and assemble them with clear, step-by-step instructions. You’ll build your own PC capable of effortlessly running the most graphic and CPU-intensive games, graphics software, and programming compilers available today. And because it’s a PC that you built yourself, you’ll be able to keep it up to date with the latest hardware innovations.

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Raspberry Pi: A Quick-Start Guide (2nd edition)

The Raspberry Pi is one of the most successful open source hardware projects ever. For less than $40, you get a full-blown PC, a multimedia center, and a web server—and this book gives you everything you need to get started. You’ll learn the basics, progress to controlling the Pi, and then build your own electronics projects. This new edition is revised and updated with two new chapters on adding digital and analog sensors, and creating videos and a burglar alarm with the Pi camera.

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Programming Sound with Pure Data: Make Your Apps Come Alive with Dynamic Audio

Sound gives your native, web, or mobile apps that extra dimension, and it’s essential for games. Rather than using canned samples from a sample library, learn how to build sounds from the ground up and produce them for web projects using the Pure Data programming language. Even better, you’ll be able to integrate dynamic sound environments into your native apps or games—sound that reacts to the app, instead of sounding the same every time. Start your journey as a sound designer, and get the power to craft the sound you put into your digital experiences.

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Modern C++ Programming with Test-Driven Development: Code Better, Sleep Better

If you program in C++ you’ve been neglected. Test-driven development (TDD) is a modern software development practice that can dramatically reduce the number of defects in systems, produce more maintainable code, and give you the confidence to change your software to meet changing needs. But C++ programmers have been ignored by those promoting TDD—until now. In this book, Jeff Langr gives you hands-on lessons in the challenges and rewards of doing TDD in C++.

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Programming Your Home: Automate with Arduino, Android, and Your Computer

Take control of your home! Programmatically interact with indoor and outdoor lighting, remotely monitor and take charge of your home’s security, react to changes in room lighting and temperature by autonomously opening and closing curtains, and much more. Learn how to program Android smartphones and Arduino microcontrollers to remotely manage your home’s environment. Step-by-step instructions tell you all you need to know about how to obtain, build, program, use, and extend these innovative services.

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Test Driven Development for Embedded C

Still chasing bugs and watching your code deteriorate? Think TDD is only for desktop or web apps? It’s not: TDD is for you, the embedded C programmer. TDD helps you prevent defects and build software with a long useful life. This is the first book to teach the hows and whys of TDD for C programmers.