For people who’ve had trouble getting TextFinder to work with Arduino 1.0-rc1, Michael Margolis has released a new version of the library that should compile for both the older Arduino 0022 and the newer Arduino 1.0-rc1. You can find it on the Arduino playground.

The following examples are affected by this:


Chapter 4

Chapter 6

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

The code in my gitHub repository for these examples is up to date for Arduino 1.0-rc1.


If you’re trying to use any of the Ethernet examples or the Wifi example straight from the 2nd edition of Making Things Talk, you’re probably getting some errors related to the definition of Client and Server. Here’s how to fix them.

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There’s a new edition of Making Things Talk on the street, finally!

I changed the majority of of the book, including:

  • updated the Arduino examples to Arduino 1.0,
  • updated the Processing examples to Processing 1.5,
  • changed the Lantronix examples to use the Arduino Ethernet shield,
  • updated most of the projects,
  • added several new projects,
  • re-made all the circuit diagrams using Fritzing, Illustrator, and Inkscape,
  • added two new chapters, one on mobile telephony and networks and one on protocols.

There’s also a new code repository on gitHub, where I will be keeping the code from the book and updating it. You can also expect some new examples related to networks there as I work on them. I’ll probably update the site’s look and feel soon too, as I’m a bit bored with it, and it could use a little improvement.

I’ll try to keep this site more up to date this time, with notes on changes, errata, etc.  As always, though, check the O’Reilly site for the errata.

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