This wickedly inventive guide explains how to design and build 15 fiendishly fun electronics projects. Filled with photos and illustrations, 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius includes step-by-step directions, as well as a construction primer for those who are new to electronics projects.
Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this do-it-yourself book shows you how to create a variety of mischievous gadgets, such as a remote-controlled laser, motorized multicolored LEDs that write in the air, and a surveillance robot. You'll also learn to use the highly popular Arduino microcontroller board with three of the projects. 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius:
Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations
Covers essential safety measures
Reveals the scientific principles behind the projects
Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources
Build these devious devices to amaze your friends and confound your enemies!
Ping pong ball minigun
Mini laser turret
Balloon-popping laser gun
Touch-activated laser sight
Laser-grid intruder alarm
Covert radio bug
Laser voice transmitter
High-brightness LED strobe
VIDEOS, PHOTOS, AND SOURCE CODE ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.DANGEROUSLYMAD.COM
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Coil Gun Chapter 2 Trebuchet Chapter 3 Ping Pong Ball Minigun Chapter 4 Mini Laser Turret Chapter 5 Balloon-popping Laser Gun Chapter 6 Touch Activated Laser Sight Chapter 7 Laser-grid Intruder Alarm Chapter 8 Persistence of Vision Display Chapter 9 Covert Radio Bug Chapter 10 Laser Voice Transmitter Chapter 11 Flash Bomb Chapter 12 High Brightness LED Strobe Chapter 13 Levitation Machine Chapter 14 Light Seeking Microbot Chapter 15 Surveillance Robot Appendix A Electronics Construction Primer
Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. He has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is an occasional author in hobby electronics magazines. Simon is author of 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius.