Turning from software projects we move to hardware with Simple Interfacing Projects, by Owen Bishop, also published by Granada.
Like the book on databases it is not machine-specific and that makes it different from all the rest. The projects include a real-time clock, a music generator and a ROM board. There are 12 projects which can be built and they are laid out in an easy-to-understand manner. A brief explanation is given of the project and how it works, then the construction details are discussed. As a result the book would be of interest to anyone who has a computer and a basic grounding in electronics. Some experience of programming would also be useful but not essential. Simple Interfacing Projects costs £6.95.