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Comprehensive list

We have a large number of dead-tree books. They're not all catalogued, so feel free to contribute to the following page:

Highlights of the books

Computer Science



  • A Practical Introduction to Electronic Circuits, Martin Hartley Jones (ISBN-10: 0521478790)
  • The Art of Electronics, Paul Horowitz & Winfield Hill. This is a personal copy so just ask samthetechie if you want to use it. Use it whenever you want, just treat it well. :)
  • Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits, Anant Agarwal & Jeffrey H. Lang
  • The Principles of Computer Hardware, Alan Clements
  • Unit 1 A-level Electronics Support Booklet, Ian Kemp (Logic, Diodes, Resistors, Transistors & MOSFETS, Outputs, Op-Amps, Capacitors, 555)
  • Unit 2 A-level Electronics Support Booklet, Ian Kemp (Sequential logic, Counters, Op-Amps, Amplifiers, Filters)
  • Unit 4 A-level Electronics Support Booklet, Ian Kemp (Communications, Radio receivers, Opto-electronics)
  • Practical Electronics for Inventors, Paul Scherz

Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists SIMON MONK SBN-13: 978-0071802369


  • Applied Cryptography, Bruce Schneier


  • Spy Catcher, Peter Wrigth (ISBN 0-85561-098-0)


  • Beginning Arduino, Michael McRoberts

Franzis Arduino Tutorial manual Ulli Sommer ISBN 978-3-645-65279-7

Natural/Spoken Language

  • Step By Step in Esperanto - For those who like their languages easy and constructed.


  • Angie - Python Pocket Reference. Joel on software.
  • Willb - electronics for dummies
  • thejimmyg - Lex & Yacc book
  • AngrySpinach - Make: Volume 24
  • alecjw - london A to Z. i fancy going for a walk on my way home
  • Nistur - Compiler Construction: Principles and Practice
  • df - Computers under attack
  • andrewblack - Ruby best practices
  • nartandyou - 250 Innovative Ideas (13/09/2012)
  • Java and SOAP
  • Mr Aun - PHP Phrasebook
  • Nanooq - Programming Ruby (Solexious knows)
  • Necati - Making Things Talk
  • sue - Processing by Ira Greenberg
  • marg__c - nomadic furniture and
  • marg__c- Built-ins
  • Luis - Think fast and slow.
  • mastering opencv with practical projects - User:Oni
  • ZeroCool - Artificial Intelligence, Unity Game Development Essentials
  • B D Brewis - 3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development
  • MargCobb-Vinegar 1001 practical uses
  • MargCobb- The Tailor of Ulm
  • Unmutual - Joker, DBT Workbook
  • pete - The Code Book
  • Lajos G. - The Mathematical Universe
  • QuantumHand - The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll
  • Sevan - TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 2
  • thebrentc - Buschmann et al., A system of patterns; Gruneberg, Spanish in a day (!)
  • rawles: Fogus and Houser, "The Joy of Clojure".

On the web


HSS can be better than indexable carbide tools for small work and fine finishes, as it wears faster but is very sharp.
also Sherline guide featuring diagrams and writing.


  • Beginning CNC A CNC mill isn't a laser cutter. You have to understand how it works.
  • Chris Radek Machining, CNC, format conversion, clocks
  • Guerrilla guide to CNC machining and resin casting:
Volume 1: Basic theory and preparations
Volume 2: Real-world projects

General hardware stuff




(both user and service)

Web Design

  • Brendan Dawes
  • Web Design for Developers: A Programmer's Guide to Design Tools and Techniques (Pragmatic Programmers) Brian P Hogan ISBN-13: 978-1934356135
  • Create Your Own Website Using WordPress in a Weekend Alannah Moore ISBN-13: 978-0415662680
  • HTML & CSS: Design and Build Web Sites Jon Duckett