Gordon McComb has written more than 60 books and thousands of magazine articles—more than a million copies of his books are in print, in more than a dozen languages. Gordon has been called "The father of hobby robotics" by MAKE Magazine. For 13 years, he wrote a weekly syndicated newspaper column on computers, which reached several million readers worldwide. Gordon is still a regular contributor to SERVO Magazine, and most recently completed seven years as writer of their popular Robotics Resources column.Myke Predko is a New Product Test Engineer at Celestica in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he works with new electronic product designers, and the author of technical books. He has worked as a test engineer, product engineer, and manufacturing manager for some of the worldï¿½s largest computer manufacturers. He is author of Programming and Customizing the PIC Microcontroller 2/e, a comprehensive guide to the device covered by this book; Programming and Customizing the 8081 Microcontroller; The Handbook of Microcontrollers; PC Ph.D.; and PC Interfacing Pocket Reference. Mr. Predko has a patent pending related to an automated test for PC motherboards. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in electrical engineering.Augie Hand (Longmont, CO)has over 40 years experience in the electric motor field and is co-author of Electric Motor Repair, 3e.