Electronics Sensors for the Evil Genius 54 Electrifying Projects

Author: Thomas Petruzzellis
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
ISBN: 0071470360
Release Date: 2006-01-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

54 super-entertaining projects offer insights into the sights, sounds, and smells of nature Nature meets the Evil Genius via 54 fun, safe, and inexpensive projects that allow you to explore the fascinating and often mysterious world of natural phenomena using your own home-built sensors. Each project includes a list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions. Projects include: rain detector, air pressure sensor, cloud chamber, lightning detector, electronic gas sniffer, seismograph, radiation detector, and more

25 Home Automation Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Jerri Ledford
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071477574
Release Date: 2006-12-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Computer technology has caught up with home automation, and it's now easy and inexpensive to automate everything in a house--including lighting, security, appliances, entertainment, and environmental conditions--and here's how to do it! This well-illustrated resource offers 25 complete home automation projects that require only basic household tools and the instructions found within its pages. - Publisher.

Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius 2 E

Author: Dave Cutcher
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071744133
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Fiendishly Fun Way to Master Electronic Circuits! Fully updated throughout, this wickedly inventive guide introduces electronic circuits and circuit design, both analog and digital, through a series of projects you'll complete one simple lesson at a time. The separate lessons build on each other and add up to projects you can put to practical use. You don't need to know anything about electronics to get started. A pre-assembled kit, which includes all the components and PC boards to complete the book projects, is available separately from ABRA electronics on Amazon. Using easy-to-find components and equipment, Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius, Second Edition, provides hours of rewarding--and slightly twisted--fun. You'll gain valuable experience in circuit construction and design as you test, modify, and observe your results--skills you can put to work in other exciting circuit-building projects. Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides tips for customizing the projects Covers the underlying electronics principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources Build these and other devious devices: Automatic night light Light-sensitive switch Along-to-digital converter Voltage-controlled oscillator Op amp-controlled power amplifier Burglar alarm Logic gate-based toy Two-way intercom using transistors and op amps Each fun, inexpensive Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius 2 E

Author: Dave Cutcher
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071744133
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Fiendishly Fun Way to Master Electronic Circuits! Fully updated throughout, this wickedly inventive guide introduces electronic circuits and circuit design, both analog and digital, through a series of projects you'll complete one simple lesson at a time. The separate lessons build on each other and add up to projects you can put to practical use. You don't need to know anything about electronics to get started. A pre-assembled kit, which includes all the components and PC boards to complete the book projects, is available separately from ABRA electronics on Amazon. Using easy-to-find components and equipment, Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius, Second Edition, provides hours of rewarding--and slightly twisted--fun. You'll gain valuable experience in circuit construction and design as you test, modify, and observe your results--skills you can put to work in other exciting circuit-building projects. Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides tips for customizing the projects Covers the underlying electronics principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources Build these and other devious devices: Automatic night light Light-sensitive switch Along-to-digital converter Voltage-controlled oscillator Op amp-controlled power amplifier Burglar alarm Logic gate-based toy Two-way intercom using transistors and op amps Each fun, inexpensive Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Donald Norris
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071819565
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A dozen fiendishly fun projects for the Raspberry Pi! This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to create all kinds of entertaining and practical projects with Raspberry Pi operating system and programming environment. In Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius, you’ll learn how to build a Bluetooth-controlled robot, a weather station, home automation and security controllers, a universal remote, and even a minimalist website. You’ll also find out how to establish communication between Android devices and the RasPi. Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout makes following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. Build these and other devious devices: LED blinker MP3 player Camera controller Bluetooth robot Earthquake detector Home automation controller Weather station Home security controller RFID door latch Remote power controller Radon detector Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

MORE Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius

Author: Robert Iannini
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071483469
Release Date: 2006-01-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This much anticipated follow-up to the wildly popular cultclassic Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius gives basement experimenters 40 all-new projects to tinker with. Following the tried-and-true Evil Genius Series format, each project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, documentation, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The convenient two-column format makes following step-by-step instructions a breeze. Readers will also get a quick briefing on mathematical theory and a simple explanation of operation along with enjoyable descriptions of key electronics topics such as various methods of acceleration, power conditioning, energy storage, magnetism, and kinetics.

Holography Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Gavin Harper
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071624015
Release Date: 2010-06-05
Genre: Science

Take Your Imagination to Another Dimension This wickedly inventive guide explores the art and science of holography and shows you how to create your own intriguing holograms using inexpensive materials. Holography Projects for the Evil Genius explains the tools and techniques you need to know to represent three dimensions on a flat, two-dimensional plane. Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this do-it-yourself book presents a wide variety of holography projects--including science fair ideas--that are guaranteed to impress. You'll find detailed guidelines and parameters as well as discussions of the theory behind the practice. Holography Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations for each project Allows you to customize your projects Includes details on the scientific principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources Enlightening coverage of: The history of holography Human vision basics Practical optics How to bend and distort laser light to form a hologram Holographic chemistry Setting up your holography workshop Working with lasers, glass plates, and film Basic to advanced holographic setups Advanced holographic chemical preparations Computer-generated holography Electronic circuits for holographers

Telephone Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Thomas Petruzzellis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071548458
Release Date: 2008-10-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

EVIL NEVER SOUNDED SO CLEAR Listen up! Telephone Projects for the Evil Genius has everything you need to build and customize both wired and wireless phone gadgets that not only save you money, but also improve the quality of your life! Using easy-to-find parts and tools for creating both retro and modern phone projects, this do-it-yourself guide begins with some background on the development of the landline phone and the cell. You'll review basic building techniques, such as installing components, building circuits, and soldering. Then you'll dive into the projects, which, while they range from easy to complex, are all designed to optimize your time and simplify your life! Telephone Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions for 40 clever and practical phone projects, complete with 150 how-to illustrations Shows you how to enhance both wire-connected phones and cell phones Leaves room for you to customize your projects Removes the frustration-factor-all the parts you need are listed, along with sources From simple phone gadgets to sophisticated remote control devices, Telephone Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with all the schematics, charts, and tables you need to complete such fun projects as: Ringing phone light flasher Telephone amplifier Telephone ring-controlled relay Remote telephone bell project Touch tone generator Phone voice scrambler Caller ID decoder project TeleAlert phone pager and control Wireless remote phone ringer Conferencer And much more!

125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Jerry Silver
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071626071
Release Date: 2009-03-22
Genre: Science

125 Wickedly Fun Ways to Test the Laws of Physics! Now you can prove your knowledge of physics without expending a lot of energy. 125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius is filled with hands-on explorations into key areas of this fascinating field. Best of all, these experiments can be performed without a formal lab, a large budget, or years of technical experience! Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself guide offers a wide variety of physics experiments you can accomplish on your own. Topics covered include motion, gravity, energy, sound, light, heat, electricity, and more. Each of the projects in this unique guide includes parameters, a detailed methodology, expected results, and an explanation of why the experiment works. 125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions for 125 challenging and fun physics experiments, complete with helpful illustrations Allows you to customize each experiment for your purposes Includes details on the underlying principles behind each experiment Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources 125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with all of the information you need to demonstrate: Constant velocity Circular motion and centripetal force Gravitational acceleration Newton's laws of motion Energy and momentum The wave properties of sound Refraction, reflection, and the speed of light Thermal expansion and absolute zero Electrostatic force, resistance, and magnetic levitation The earth's magnetic field The size of a photon, the charge of an electron, and the photoelectric effect And more

50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Jamil Shariff
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071549608
Release Date: 2009-01-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

50 Ways to Be a Green Evil Genius! Who knew being environmentally conscious would ever be considered evil? With 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius, you'll have wicked fun while reducing your impact on the planet and saving money. Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself guide offers a wide variety of environmentally focused projects you can accomplish on your own. Topics covered include transportation, alternative fuels, solar, wind, and hydro power, home insulation, construction, and more. The projects in this unique guide range from easy to more complex and are designed to optimize your time and simplify your life! 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions for 50 environmentally friendly projects, complete with helpful illustrations Shows you how to design, build, and install your creations Allows you to customize each project for your purposes Removes the frustration factor-all required parts are listed, along with sources 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with all the plans and schematics you need to: Dramatically improve the fuel efficiency of your car Insulate the windows in your home Build a worm compost bin Audit your appliances with an energy meter Build a water purifier Set up a rainwater collection system Create a solar water heater Construct a homopolar motor Assemble a solar module from PV cells Create a wind turbine Assemble your own weather-protected human-powered vehicle Convert your car to biodiesel Build a contained composite structure And more

Mind Performance Projects for the Evil Genius 19 Brain Bending Bio Hacks

Author: Brad Graham
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071623933
Release Date: 2009-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Have some evil fun inside your head! This wickedly inventive guide offers 19 build-it-yourself projects featuring high-tech devices that can map, manipulate, and even improve the greatest computer on earth-the human brain. Every project inside Mind Performance Projects for the Evil Genius is perfectly safe and explores cutting-edge concepts, such as brain wave mapping, lucid dream control, and hypnosis. Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself book offers a wide variety of brain-bending bio hacks you can accomplish on your own. You'll find detailed guidelines, parameters, schematics, code, and customization tips for each project in the book. The only limit is your imagination! Mind Performance Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions, complete with helpful illustrations Allows you to customize each project for your purposes Discusses the underlying principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor-all required parts are listed, along with sources Build these and other lid-flipping gadgets: Biofeedback device Reaction speedometer Body temperature monitor Heart rate monitor Lie detector White noise generator Waking reality tester Audio dream director Lucid dream mask Alpha meditation goggles Clairvoyance tester Visual hypnosis aid Color therapy device Synchro brain machine

46 Science Fair Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Bob Bonnet
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071600286
Release Date: 2008-09-21
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

SHAKE UP YOUR SCIENCE FAIR WITH THESE CUTTING-EDGE, ATTENTION-GRABBING PROJECTS! Want to win first place in the next science fair? 46 Science Fair Projects for the Evil Genius has everything you need to create amazing, sophisticated projects that will wow the judges and keep everyone talking long after the awards are handed out. Using inexpensive, easy-to-find parts and tools, and following standard science fair requirements, these creative new projects test 46 theories from various disciplines, including physics, astronomy, energy, environmental science, and economics. Each project begins with an intriguing hypothesis that leaves plenty of room for you to add your own tweaks, making the project entirely different and new-the only limit is your imagination! 46 Science Fair Projects for the Evil Genius: Features instructions and plans for 46 inventive, winning projects, complete with 100 how-to illustrations Shows you how to assemble, design, and build devices to test the hypotheses offered for each project Leaves room for you to customize your project and create several variations, so the experiment is entirely your own! Removes the frustration-factor-all the parts you need are listed, along with sources Regardless of your skill level, 46 Science Fair Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with all the parts lists and tools you need to test the hypotheses and complete projects with ease, such as: Water, Water, Everywhere-the effect of salt water flooding a lawn “Vlip!”-dogs respond to sounds, not the meaning of words Web Crawler-the effectiveness of Internet search engines M&M Ring around the World-the validity of sample size “Commercial” TV-comparison of programming to advertising content Sounds fishy-do goldfish have a water temperature preference? Split and Dip-strategy for making money in the stock market High-Tech Times-the willingness of people of different ages to adapt to new technology Not Just Lemonade-is adding lemon to cleaners just for marketing? Kinetic Pendulum-the relationship between a pendulum, an arc, and time

Bike Scooter and Chopper Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Brad Graham
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071643559
Release Date: 2008-05-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

CREATE RADICAL NEW RIDES WITH THESE OUTLANDISH PROJECTS!,/p> Want to take your evil talents on the road? Bike, Scooter, and Chopper Projects for the Evil Genius has everything you need to morph your old, unwanted wheels into fabulous, fully functional vehicles. Now you can fuel your artistic side, conserve energy, and get where you need to go with serious attitude! Dozens of pictures throughout the building process help you create these rad rides, some that you power yourself and some that will propel you for extensive distances with just the push of a button, running on inexpensive power obtained from a wall socket or the sun. Each project can be modified, mixed together, and customized, enabling you to create literally hundreds of new devices-the only limit is your imagination! Features illustrated instructions and plans for more than 13 highly detailed projects, all of which can be built using easily available parts and a few basic tools. Shows you how to completely dismantle a standard bicycle in order to twist it into something much more evil. Gives you alternative design ideas that leave room for you to mix or change the projects to suit your own evil agenda. Learn new skills and look cool - this book is for everyone with a desire to chop and create. Garage hackers unite! Regardless of your skill level, Bike, Scooter, and Chopper Projects for the Evil Genius will arm you with the skills you need in order to churn out your very own evil rides. Have a look at what is on our Evil Genius drawing board... Attitude and Style Gladiator Chopper Trike Old Skool Attitude The Whipper Snapper Speed and Comfort StreetFox Tadpole Trike DeltaWolf Racing Trike Little Warrior Trike Alternative Transportation Ucan2 HandCycle SpinCycle Vortex SkyStyle Tallbike Electric Power Sparky MiniBike LongRanger Bike Silent Speedster Kids Electric Trike

Recycling Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Russel Gehrke
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071736138
Release Date: 2010-08-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Have some thoroughly green evil fun! This wickedly inventive guide explains how to create a variety of practical, environmentally friendly items you can use for yourself or resell for profit. Recycling Projects for the Evil Genius is filled with detailed directions on how to successfully complete each green project and discusses important safety issues. Using easy-to-find components and tools, this do-it-yourself book shows you how to brew up green cleaners, transform all types of paper into building materials, safety rid your home and yard of pests, and much more--all on the cheap! Recycling 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 Make your own green: Household cleaners Laundry soap Citrus oil extract Pest and weed control solutions Recycled plastic lumber and landscape blocks Recycled asphalt shingle paver bricks and road patch compound Concrete paper mache blocks, garden walls, stepping stones, and structures Solar-powered composter Garden-friendly charcoal And more Each fun, inexpensive, and slightly wicked Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze.

PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Ron Hackett
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071703277
Release Date: 2010-09-05
Genre: Computers

WHIP UP SOME FIENDISHLY FUN PICAXE MICROCONTROLLER DEVICES "Ron has worked hard to explain how the PICAXE system operates through simple examples, and I'm sure his easy-to-read style will help many people progress with their PICAXE projects." --From the Foreword by Clive Seager, Revolution Education Ltd. This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program, build, and debug a variety of PICAXE microcontroller projects. PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius gets you started with programming and I/O interfacing right away, and then shows you how to develop a master processor circuit. From "Hello, World!" to "Hail, Octavius!" All the projects in Part I can be accomplished using either an M or M2 class PICAXE processor, and Part II adds 20X2-based master processor projects to the mix. Part III culminates in the creation of Octavius--a sophisticated robotics experimentation platform featuring a 40X2 master processor and eight breadboard stations which allow you to develop intelligent peripherals to augment Octavius' functioning. The only limit is your imagination! PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions and helpful photos and illustrations Allows you to customize each project for your purposes Offers all the programs in the book free for download Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources Build these and other devious devices: Simple mini-stereo jack adapter USBS-PA3 PICAXE programming adapter Power supply Three-state digital logic probe 20X2 master processor circuit TV-R input module 8-bit parallel 16X2 LCD board Serialized 16X2 LCD Serialized 4X4 matrix keypad SPI 4-digit LED display Countdown timer Programmable, multi-function peripheral device and operating system Octavius--advanced robotics experimentation platform L298 dual DC motor controller board Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.