The Southern Hemisphere according to a new study bounced back twice as fast as the north in terms of life in it from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. Virtual reality is the newest technological advancement in video gaming, so we decided to test it out on our favorite people: Southern grandparents.Some visited a scenic cliff, some shot arrows at intruders, and some killed zombies.Disclaimer: I received this book for free through the O’Reilly Blogger program. is a very short “book” on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), a way to tag and identify objects over varying ranges, and how to use Arduino to create a few interesting RFID projects.The book assumes that you have some experience with Arduino and micro-controllers (i.e., do you know what a breadboard, jumper wires, and circuits are? We start with a very brief introduction to RFID, follow up with two introductory technical tutorials on Arduino, and end with a fairly simple home automation project: Between my officemate and me, we have dozens of devices drawing power in our office: two laptops, two monitors, four or five lamps, a few hard drives, a soldering iron, Ethernet hubs, speakers, and so forth.Even when we’re not here, the room is drawing a lot of power.
The book is only 28 pages, so it’s more of a long tutorial than a book, but it still acts as a good introduction to RFID.Disclaimer: I received this book for free through the O’Reilly Blogger program. When you see “I am a sentence I am another sentence,” you know that you’re really looking at two different sentences even though the period between “sentence” and “I” is missing.