The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277296

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

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Where will you be when the zombie apocalypse hits? Trapping yourself in the basement? Roasting the family pet? Beheading reanimated neighbors? No way. You’ll be building fortresses, setting traps, and hoarding supplies, because you, savvy survivor, have snatched up your copy of The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse before it’s too late. This indispensable guide to survival after Z-day, written by hardware hacker and zombie anthropologist Simon Monk, will teach you how to generate your own electricity, salvage parts, craft essential electronics, and out-survive the undead.,p>Take charge of your environment: –Monitor zombie movement with trip wires and motion sensors –Keep vigilant watch over your compound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi surveillance systems –Power zombie defense devices with car batteries, bicycle generators, and solar power Escape imminent danger: –Repurpose old disposable cameras for zombie-distracting flashbangs –Open doors remotely for a successful sprint home –Forestall subplot disasters with fire and smoke detectors Communicate with other survivors: –Hail nearby humans using Morse code –Pass silent messages with two-way vibration walkie-talkies –Fervently scan the airwaves with a frequency hopper For anyone from the budding maker to the keen hobbyist, The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is an essential survival tool. Uses the Arduino Uno board and Raspberry Pi Model B+ or Model 2
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The Arduino Inventor's Guide

Learn Electronics by Making 10 Awesome Projects

Author: Brian Huang

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276524

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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The Arduino microcontroller makes it easy to learn about electronics, but it can be hard to know where to start. The 10 projects in this book will teach you to build, code, and invent with the super-smart Arduino and a handful of parts. First, you’ll master the basics with a primer that explains how a circuit works, how to read a wiring schematic, and how to build and test projects with a solderless breadboard. Then you’ll learn how to make your hardware move, buzz, flash, and interact with the world using motors, LEDs, sensors, and more as you build these 10 projects: *The classic first Arduino project: blinking an LED *A miniature traffic light *An LED screen that displays animated patterns and shapes *A fast-paced button-smashing game to test your reflexes *A light-sensitive, color-changing night-light *A challenging ball-balancing game *A temperature-sensing mini greenhouse with an automated fan and vent *A motorized robot that you can control *A racing timer for toy cars *A tiny electric piano that you can actually play! With each project, you’ll learn real coding skills so you can tell your inventions what to do, like how to store temperature readings with variables, start a timer or spin a motor with functions, and make decisions using loops. You’ll even find tips and tricks to put your own twist on each gadget and take things further. Uses the Arduino Uno board or SparkFun RedBoard
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The SparkFun Guide to Processing

Create Interactive Art with Code

Author: Derek Runberg

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277210

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 9915

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Processing is a free, beginner-friendly programming language designed to help non-programmers create interactive art with code. The SparkFun Guide to Processing, the first in the SparkFun Electronics series, will show you how to craft digital artwork and even combine that artwork with hardware so that it reacts to the world around you. Start with the basics of programming and animation as you draw colorful shapes and make them bounce around the screen. Then move on to a series of hands-on, step-by-step projects that will show you how to: –Make detailed pixel art and scale it to epic proportions –Write a maze game and build a MaKey MaKey controller with fruit buttons –Play, record, and sample audio to create your own soundboard –Fetch weather data from the Web and build a custom weather dashboard –Create visualizations that change based on sound, light, and temperature readings With a little imagination and Processing as your paintbrush, you’ll be on your way to coding your own gallery of digital art in no time! Put on your artist’s hat, and begin your DIY journey by learning some basic programming and making your first masterpiece with The SparkFun Guide to Processing. The code in this book is compatible with Processing 2 and Processing 3.
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Arduino Project Handbook

25 Practical Projects to Get You Started

Author: Mark Geddes

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276907

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 7212

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Arduino Project Handbook is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects using the low-cost Arduino board. With just a handful of components, an ­Arduino, and a computer, you’ll learn to build and program everything from light shows to arcade games to an ultrasonic security system. First you’ll get set up with an introduction to the Arduino and valuable advice on tools and components. Then you can work through the book in order or just jump to projects that catch your eye. Each project includes simple instructions, colorful photos and ­circuit diagrams, and all necessary code. Arduino Project Handbook is a fast and fun way to get started with micro­controllers that’s perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents, and educators.
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