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Hardware hacking projects for geeks

Author: Scott F Fullam
Publisher: Beijing ; Farnham : O'Reilly, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of unusual projects for computer hardware geeks of all ages explains how to create such projects as a personal Lojack system, Web-enabled coffee machine, cubicle intrusion detection systems, and a laptop battery extender.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott F Fullam
ISBN: 0596003145 9780596003142
OCLC Number: 58526962
Description: xiv, 331 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface; Part I: Basic Hacks, Tools, and Techniques; A Tour of My Toolbox; The Basics; 1 How to Build a Portable Laptop Power Supply; Project Overview; Hardware Assembly Instructions; Project Demo; Extensions; Exhibit A: Bill of Materials; Exhibit B: Power Pack Schematic; 2 How to Build an Aquarium Inside a Macintosh; Project Overview; Hardware Assembly Instructions; Project Demo; Extensions; Exhibit A: Bill of Materials; 3 How to Hack 802.11b Antennas; Project Overview; Hardware Assembly Instructions for Recycled Can 802.11b Antenna; Hardware Assembly Instructions for Primestar Dish 802.11b Antenna; Exhibit A: Bill of Materials for Recycled Can; Exhibit B: Bill of Materials for Primestar Dish; 4 How to Build a PC Water-Cooling System; Project Overview; Before You Start; Hardware Assembly Instructions; Project Demo; Extensions; Resources; Exhibit A: Bill of Materials; 5 How to Hack a Furby (and Other Talking Toys); Project Overview; Hardware Assembly Instructions; Software Setup Instructions; A Quick Overview of Assembly Language and C for the Hacked Furby; Project Demo; Extensions; How to Hack a Generic Talking Toy; Project Overview; Hardware Assembly Instructions; Project Demo; Extensions; Exhibit A: Furby Bill of Materials; Exhibit B: Talking Toy Bill of Materials; Exhibit C: Schematic for Building Your Own Board; 6 How to Hack a Video Periscope for Your Car; Project Overview; Hardware Assembly Instructions; Extensions; Exhibit A: Bill of Materials; Exhibit B: Schematic Diagram for Power Supply; Exhibit C: Schematic Diagram for RC Servo Driver; Part II: Advanced Hacks, Tools, and Techniques; How to Identify Resistor Values; How to Identify Capacitor Values; How to Identify Transistors; How to Identify Integrated Circuit and Component Packages; How to Identify Connectors; How to Read a Manufacturer's Data Sheet; How to Use a Plug Board to Create a Simple Circuit; Summary 7 How To Build a Digital Video Recorder; Project Overview; Hardware Assembly Instructions; Software Setup Instructions; Project Demo; Extensions; Exhibit A: Bill of Materials; Exhibit B: Dedicated IR Remote Control Support Files; 8 How to Hack a Building-Size Display; Project Overview; Small-Scale Hardware Assembly Instructions; Large-Scale Hardware Assembly Instructions; Software Setup Instructions; Project Demo; Wireless Extensions; Exhibit A: Small-Scale Bill of Materials; Exhibit B: Large-Scale Bill of Materials; Exhibit C: Large-Scale Eight-Port Relay Driver; Exhibit D: Large-Scale Digital Interface to Relay Driver; Exhibit E: Small-Scale LED Driver Schematic, Page 1 Exhibit F: Small-Scale LED Driver Schematic, Page 2; Exhibit G: Small-Scale LED Driver Schematic, Page 3; Exhibit H: Small-Scale LED Driver Schematic, Page 4; Exhibit I: Small-Scale LED Driver Schematic, Page 5; Exhibit J: Small-Scale LED Driver Schematic, Page 6; Exhibit K: Small-Scale Shift Register Schematic; Exhibit L: Small-Scale Connectors; Exhibit M: Small-Scale LED Wiring; 9 How to Build a Cubicle Intr
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An array of inventive customized electronics projects for the geek who looks at a gadget and wonders how it might be "upgraded." Beginning with the basics for those without a background in  Read more...

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