In addition to putting food on the table writing software and building embedded things, I also write technical books (which, unfortunately, doesn’t put anything more than an occasional bag of chips or a burger on the table, but it’s fun anyway). Occasionally I’ll also crank out a chapter for a book or whip up a paper or article. This page is where I’ll put links to where the books can be purchased, and where other things I can’t make available for download here on this blog can be found. Other things that are freely available I’ll put here so you can download them if you want to.
My books are available from O’Reilly, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and just about everywhere else that sells technical books.
Real World Instrumentation with Python, J. M. Hughes, 2010, O’Reilly.
Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques, J. M. Hughes, 2015, O’Reilly.
Arduino: A Technical Reference, J. M. Hughes, 2016, O’Reilly.
“Embedded Image Data Processing on Mars“, Chapter 3 in Beautiful Data, Segaran and Hammerbach, eds., 2009, O’Reilly.
Chapter 3 is available for free download from O’Reilly here.
Here are some of the scientific papers I worked on as a co-author:
D. Golish, E. Vera, K. Kelly, Q. Gong, P. Jansen, J. Hughes, D. Kittle, D. Brady, and M. Gehm, “Development of a Scalable Image Formation Pipeline for Multiscale Gigapixel Photography”, Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22048-22062, 2012.
D. Golish, E. Vera, K. Kelly, Q. Gong, P. Jansen, J. Hughes, D.S. Kittle, D.J. Brady and M.E. Gehm, “Challenges in Gigapixel Multiscale Image Formation”, OSA Imaging Systems and Applications (IS), Monterey, CA, June 2012.
M. T. Lemmon, et. al., “The Phoenix Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) Investigation”, #2156, 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2008.
P.C. McGuire, et. al., “Full-System Laboratory Testing of the F/15 Deformable Secondary Mirror for the New MMT Adaptive Optics System SPIE Conference on Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology”, eds. R.Q. Fugate and R.K. Tyson, 3762, Denver, 1999.
P.C. McGuire, et. al., “The Adaptive Optics System for the New 6.5 meter MMT Optical/Infrared telescope (abstract)”, Four Corners Section American Physical Society (APS) Meeting, Tucson, 1999.
P.C. McGuire, et. al., “Construction and Testing of the Wavefront Sensor Camera for the New MMT Adaptive Optics System”, SPIE Conference on Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology, eds. R.Q. Fugate and R.K. Tyson, 3762, Denver, 1999.
T.A. Rhoadarmer, et. al., “Laboratory Adaptive Optics System for Testing the Wavefront Sensor of the New MMT”, SPIE Conference on Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology, eds. R.Q. Fugate and R.K. Tyson, 3762, Denver, 1999.
P. McGuire, et. al., “Novel Adaptive Optics System for the 6.5 meter MMT telescope”, Abstract to the Centennial American Physical Society (APS) Meeting, Atlanta, 1999.
L. Close, et. al., “An Introduction to FASTTRAC II and the Latest Results from FASTTRAC I: 0.2-arcsec Imaging of the Galactic Center”, OSA/ESO Conference in Garching on Adaptive Optics, October, 1995.
P.M. Gray, et. al., “FASTTRAC II Near-IR Adaptive Optics System for the Multiple Mirror Telescope: Description and Preliminary Results”, Proc. SPIE Conference on Adaptive Optical Systems and Applications, 2534, 2-16, Ed R.K. Tyson and R.Q. Fugate, 1995.
Articles and Essays
I occasionally write essays and op ed pieces. I will post the technically-oriented works here if you are interested in reading them.
Essay: Eulogy for Individual Innovation, Circuit Cellar Online, August 2001
I will continue to add to this page as new works are published, but don’t expect it to update very often. Wiring a book is a lot of work, and each one can take from 8 months to over a year.
For my fiction work head over to my other blog, The Wind Muse.