Essentials Books

LB-mBotBook

Getting Started with mBots is for non-technical parents, kids and teachers who want to start with a robust robotics platform and then take it to the next level. The heart of the mBot, the mCore is a powerful Arduino based micro-controller that can do many things without solder...

LB-ADVCODING

Want to code but don't have a clue how to get started? In Adventures in Coding, authors and coding experts, Eva Holland and Chris Minnick teach you the easy way to learn how to go from newbie to app-builder in no time at all. The book's 11 awesome projects show you how to mast...

AF-2374

Have you ever wanted comprehensive information on a diverse amount of subjects in a pocket sized, well-organized format...and not had a cell phone signal or internet connection?

AF-1053

The Raspberry Pi User Guide, 4th Edition by Eben Upton and Gareth Halfacree contains everything the reader needs to know to get up and running on the Raspberry Pi.

AF-3944

Make: Getting Started with Circuit Playground Express is written by our friend, Mike Barela, author of GSW Adafruit Trinket. Mike is an engineer and Maker and recently joined the Adafruit team.

AF-3717

Make: Volume 61 features one of our absolute favorite makers, Naomi Wu, better known online as @RealSexyCyborg! We are so thrilled she's getting this exposure that we want everyone to have a copy of the magazine! Considering that Naomi is the creator of China's first certified...

AF-3715

Flux? Tinning? Reflow?? 

AF-3189

Did you ever play Myst? Did you ever play Myst without the guide?  We tried for about an hour and then realized that it was much better, and a lot more fun, if there were tips and tricks to help us along our journey.  This guide does to the Shenzhen electronics market what gui...

AF-1000

Ladyada's "E is for Electronics" is a coloring book adventure with electronic components and their inventors.

AF-1838

Light, Sound, and Motor Projects On the Low-Cost Mini Microcontroller

AF-2208

1,000 Incredible Costume and Cosplay Ideas provides a broad and detailed glimpse into the ingenious artistry and attention to detail behind some of the most fabulous costumes you can find. Featuring costumes from popular convention-goers to professional craftsman, this stunnin...

AF-2560

The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory is a new, updated version of Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory, the classic 1960′s hands-on science book by Raymond E. Barrett.

AF-2170

Combine fashion and high tech in your own workshop! What if your clothing could change color to complement your skin tone, respond to your racing heartbeat, or connect you with a loved one from afar? Welcome to the world of shoes that can dynamically shift your height, jackets...

AF-310

The Art of Electronics - Student manual with exercises, plastic comb binder by Thomas C. Hayes & Paul Horowitz - this is only for the 2nd Edition, the 3rd edition is not out yet, there is not ETA. This manual is both a guide and aid to users of The Art of Electronics. It is ca...

AF-309

The Art of Electronics 2nd Edition by Paul Horowitz & Winfield Hill HARDCOVER. Considered the best resource, now available at Adafruit. This is the thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition of the hugely successful The Art of Electronics. Widely accepted as the single, aut...

AF-295

The best notebook on earth, The Maker's Notebook. From the creators of Make Magazine comes the Maker's Notebook. Put your own ideas, diagrams, calculations & notes down in these 150 pages of engineering graph paper. We've also included 20 bonus pages of reference material, fro...

AF-2356

We absolutely love The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill. So much so, our Ladyada (Limor Fried, founder and engineer of Adafruit) scored a review copy and even gives her commendation on the back cover! Here's what she had to say:

AF-3925

HackSpace Magazine is the monthly magazine for the modern maker! Issue #3 highlights Scrap Heap Hacking, a perfect complement to Adafruit Crickit boards and our Trashbots!

AF-3924

2600: The Hacker Quarterly is an American quarterly journal specializing in issues surrounding hacking, telephone switching systems, internet protocols, telecommunications in general, the politics around high technology, and its impact on society.

AF-1839

Making Wearables with an Arduino-Compatible Electronics Platform

AF-3541

2600: The Hacker Quarterly is an American quarterly journal specializing in issues surrounding hacking, telephone switching systems, internet protocols, telecommunications in general, the politics around high technology and its impact on society.

AF-517

Getting Started in Electronic - by Forrest M. Mims, III. is a complete electronics course in 128 pages! This famous electronics inventor teaches you the basics, takes you on a tour of analog and digital components, explains how they work, and shows how they are combined for va...

AF-3524

Make: Volume 57 features a familiar face on its cover... it's LadyAda with one of her Circuit Playgrounds, of course!

AF-2322

Want to know how to use an electronic component? The Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Vol. 2 by Charles Platt includes key information on electronics parts for your projects--complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. You'll learn what each one does, how it work...

AF-2985

Want to know how to use an electronic component? The Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Vol. 3 by Charles Platt and Fredrik Jansson includes key information on electronics parts for your projects--complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. You'll learn what each o...

AF-769

There are hundreds of hackerspaces around the world - teaching, sharing and becoming valuable parts of their local communities.

AF-3087

Put USB to work in your designs with USB Complete: The Developer's Guide! This book bridges the gap between the technical specifications and the real world of designing and programming devices that connect over the Universal Serial Bus. This is Ladyada's favorite protocol book...

AF-3655

Svetlana Quindt (best known as @KamuiCosplay) is an accomplished cosplayer and author from Germany who uses her powers for the greater good, endowing the cosplay community with LED knowledge! Her guides are chock full of infectious enthusiasm and adorable Corgis, making it ver...

AF-3656

Svetlana Quindt (best known as @KamuiCosplay) is an accomplished cosplayer and author from Germany who uses her powers for the greater good, endowing the cosplay community with LED knowledge! Her guides are chock full of infectious enthusiasm and adorable Corgis, making it ver...

AF-2224

Cosplay World is filled with striking images of costume play from around the world. This definitive look at the global phenomenon known as “cosplay” examines its evolution from the fringes of society to the spotlight of modern culture.