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Geek Resistance - Science - Physics - Nerd inspired Fun 701183 T-Shirt 2XL
Geek Resistance - Science - Physics - Nerd inspired Fun 701183 T-Shirt 2XL
Offered by Chameleon Clothing
Price: £12.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Beware of american sizes..., 31 July 2014
I like a loose fit...

But I failed to realise that the sizes were american standard - I have room for a slim woman to share the shirt with me (offers?)

Quality is excellent...


Timex Expedition Fullsize Quartz Strap Watch with Yellow Dial Analogue Display and Brown Leather - T46681
Timex Expedition Fullsize Quartz Strap Watch with Yellow Dial Analogue Display and Brown Leather - T46681
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent..., 31 July 2014
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Clear, easy to read face and very reliable - as one expects from Timex.

The leather strap is in danger of losing it's 'loose-end retainer loop' after six months but that's normal for me in a hot, sweaty, climate.

Highly recommended


Geek Understand Binary Science - Physics - Nerd inspired Fun 701132 T-Shirt 2XL
Geek Understand Binary Science - Physics - Nerd inspired Fun 701132 T-Shirt 2XL
Offered by Chameleon Clothing
Price: £12.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beware of american sizes..., 31 July 2014
I like a loose fit...

But I failed to realise that the sizes were american standard - I have room for a slim woman to share the shirt with me (offers?)

Quality is excellent...


Internet of Things with the Arduino Yśn
Internet of Things with the Arduino Yśn
Price: £5.56

5.0 out of 5 stars Internet of Things? This may be the only book you need - seriously!!!, 15 July 2014
OK, maybe you might want to 'graduate' to another book later, but it would depend a lot on what you want to achieve. Marco Schwartz has given enough information to achieve the basics with every form of Arduino input/output and has managed to add streaming video to the project mix as well...

At first I thought that the four projects wasn't very good value but then I realised that within that selection are digital and analog inputs to the web, controlling digital and PWM outputs from the web and, when you think about it, there isn't actually anything else, is there - the video is an unexpected bonus.

Using Temboo to make use of the libraries that are optimised for the Yun may be a limitation to someone who has a lot of experience with the web and with programming but, for those less experienced, they offer a simple, practical and very capable method for implementing the essentials of IoT operation for many people - send sensor values to the web, do something when a value is out of range and, if you want to, tell your tweet followers that it's happened - easily done.

Is this book 'perfect'? No. Does it answer every question you'd ever want to ask? No. Will it get you involved with the Internet of Things easily and give you enough information to develop your own ideas - and impress your friends (or your kids) in the process? Yes - without a shadow of doubt.

Not only will it get you there, but the author's approach does it in a series of steps that enable you to test and prove the subsystems in the process. This is the first book I've encountered that does that successfully and many other authors could learn a lot from this method.

Highly recommended - five stars almost seems too little...


The Names of Towns & Villages: PERU
The Names of Towns & Villages: PERU
Price: £0.77

2.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat disappointing, 7 July 2014
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Of you want a straight list of names it's ok, but not a lot of use in a wider context.


Who Sings to the Dead? (A Nina Flores Thriller) (Sendero Mysteries Book 2)
Who Sings to the Dead? (A Nina Flores Thriller) (Sendero Mysteries Book 2)
Price: £2.45

5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 7 July 2014
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A thoroughly enjoyable book - well researched and well written...


SENDERO (A Nina Flores Thriller) (Sendero Mysteries Book 1)
SENDERO (A Nina Flores Thriller) (Sendero Mysteries Book 1)
Price: £0.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched and a good read, 7 July 2014
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It may be a novel but it's well researched and gives a glimpse of the reality of Peru's 'dirty war'.


Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
by Chris Anderson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and informative, 19 April 2014
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If you've ever wondered how the "Maker Movement" works, Chris Anderson explains it in a very easy to read way...

At last I understand how it's possible for a company to be '"Open Source - Open Hardware" and remain in business.

This book was my 'bed-time reading' and I don't fall into the "Geek" category!!!


Peru NATIONAL Map (Michelin National Maps)
Peru NATIONAL Map (Michelin National Maps)
by Michelin
Edition: Map
Price: £4.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What can you say about a map?, 4 Mar 2014
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Accurate, useful, does what it's supposed to do. Would benefit from a larger scale plan of Lima (and larger area to include districts like Los Olivos) and possibly Cusco, but difficult to fault at the price.


Arduino Projects to Save the World
Arduino Projects to Save the World
by Emery Premeaux
Edition: Paperback
Price: £28.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful book..., 4 Mar 2014
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Lots of information, much of it available elsewhere but distilled into one volume and mixed with practical advice makes this a really useful, and very readable, book.

The only reason i didn't give it five stars was that several of the weblinks quoted failed to work - not the author's faul, just the changing nature of the internet and the failure of sites to cross-link. If there had been a 'half-star' it would have rated 4.5...

well worth the asking price if you're interested in remote environmental sensing.


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