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 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius
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UNLEASH YOUR INNER MAD SCIENTIST!

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. - more

30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius
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New!30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, 2E -

So Many Fiendishly Fun Ways to Use the Latest Arduino Boards!

Fully updated throughout, this do-it-yourself guide shows you how to program and build fascinating projects with the Arduino Uno and Leonardo boards and the Arduino 1.0 development environment.

30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Second Edition, gets you started right away with the simplified C programming you need to know and demonstrates how to take advantage of the latest Arduino capabilities.

You'll learn how to attach an Arduino board to your computer, program it, and connect electronics to it to create your own devious devices.

A bonus chapter uses the special USB keyboard/mouse-impersonation feature exclusive to the Arduino Leonardo. - more

50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius
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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

  • 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, with sources - more

51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius
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51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius -

ENGAGE YOUR WARPED SENSE OF HUMOR WITH HUNDREDS OF PRACTICAL GAG DEVICES YOU BUILD YOURSELF!

Give your friends and family the shock of their lives! 51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius has everything you need to pull devastatingly funny (and safe!) technical pranks.

Using easy-to-find parts and tools that all Evil Geniuses can get their hands on, these well-played yet harmless pranks will confound your unsuspecting targets every time. Plus, every gadget can be mixed and matched, allowing you to create hundreds of larger, even more twisted evil prank devices! - more

101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius
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New!101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, 2E -

Fully updated throughout, this wickedly inventive guide is packed with a wide variety of stealthy sleuthing contraptions you can build yourself.

101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition also shows you how to reclaim your privacy by targeting the very mechanisms that invade your space.

Find out how to disable several spy devices by hacking easily available appliances into cool tools of your own, and even turn the tables on the snoopers by using gadgetry to collect information on them.

Featuring easy-to-find, inexpensive parts, this hands-on guide helps you build your skills in working with electronics components and tools while you create an impressive arsenal of spy gear and countermeasures. The only limit is your imagination! - more

Also See: >> Electricity / Electronics Related              >> Electrical Theory

Alternative Energy DeMystified, 2E - Hard Stuff Made Easy
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The fast and easy way to get up-to-speed on alternative energy!

If you think a Maglev train is a child's toy, or learning about fusion makes your brain reach critical mass, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will power up your knowledge of this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace.

This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at primitive heating sources such as coal and wood. As you progress, you will master the science behind alternative energies such as evaporative cooling, fuel-cell vehicles, aeroelectric power, and more.

You will understand the difference between conventional fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps as well as the benefits of large-scale wind power. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.  - more

Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius - Control Arduino with Your Smartphone or Tablet
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Control Arduino with Your Smartphone or Tablet

Filled with practical, do-it-yourself gadgets, Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius shows you how to create Arduino devices and control them with Android smartphones and tablets.

Easy-to-find equipment and components are used for all the projects in the book.

This wickedly inventive guide covers the Android Open Application Development Kit (ADK) and USB interface and explains how to use them with the basic Arduino platform.

An Arduino ADK programming tutorial helps you get started right away. - more

Arduino Robot Bonanza
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NEW!Arduino Robot Bonanza -

Create high-tech walking, talking, and thinking robots

Breathe life into the robots of your dreams—without advanced electronics or programming skills.

Arduino Robot Bonanza shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and common parts.

Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add your own unique flair.

This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide starts with the Teachbot and moves to more complex projects, including the musical TuneBot, the remote-controlled TeleBot, a slithering snakelike 'bot, and a robotic arm with 16 inches of reach! - more

Basic Electronics for Tomorrows Inventors
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NEW!Basic Electronics for Tomorrows Inventors -

A Thames & Kosmos Book

Learn about Electronics with fun experiments and projects

Created in partnership with Thames & Kosmos, Basic Electronics for Tomorrow's Inventors introduces you to essential electronics concepts through fun, do-it-yourself projects.

You'll get tips for setting up your home workbench, safely handling materials, and creating a variety of entertaining gadgets.

All of the projects and experiments use inexpensive, readily available electronic components and different types of breadboard, which creates a plug-and-play environment for you to build electronic circuits—no soldering required! - more

Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, 3E
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NEW!Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, 3E -

Translate schematic diagrams into today's cutting-edge electronics. Navigate the roadmaps of simple electronic circuits and complex systems with help from an experienced engineer.

Find out how to identify parts and connections, decipher element ratings, and apply diagram-based information in your own projects.

With all-new art and demo circuits you can build, this hands-on, illustrated guide explains how to understand and create high-precision electronics diagrams.

Beginner’s Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition, also contains valuable appendices covering symbols and resistor color codes. - more...

Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle
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NEW!Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle - A step-by-step guide to building an electric motorcycle from the ground up

Written by alternative fuel expert Carl Vogel, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a two-wheeled electric vehicle--from a streamlined scooter to a full-sized motorcycle.

The book covers electric motorcycles currently on the market and explains how to convert an existing vehicle. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way.

Whether you want to get around town on a sleek ride or cruise the super slab on a tricked-out chopper, this is the book for you. - more

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 3E
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NEW!Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 3E -

BUILD, CONVERT, OR BUY A STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Thoroughly revised and expanded, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for converting an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or building an EV from the ground up.

You'll also find out about the wide variety of EVs available for purchase and how they're being built. This new edition details all the latest breakthroughs, including AC propulsion and regenerative braking systems, intelligent controllers, batteries, and charging technologies.

Filled with updated photos, this cutting-edge resource fully describes each component--motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis--and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble all the parts.  - more

Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System
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LEGALLY TAP INTO ABSOLUTELY FREE SATELLITE TV!

Replace or expand your paid TV services with Free-to-Air television programming with ease. Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System shows how to affordably put together your own subscription-free home entertainment center from start to finish.

Find out how to choose the right components, set up a satellite dish and receiver, fine-tune reception, add local over-the-air stations, and go mobile with your FTA TV system.

You'll get full details on recording to the latest digital devices, installing a TV card in your PC, viewing video over the Internet, and integrating theater-quality audio.

Photos and diagrams illustrate each step along the way. - more

Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle from the Ground Up

Written by clean energy guru and electric vehicle expert Seth Leitman, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to hitting the road in a reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete details on the hybrid powertrain and all the required components, including the motor, battery, and chassis.

The book covers the plug-in hybrids currently on the market as well as hybrid conversion companies, conversion kits, and related resources. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. - more

Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Bluetooth
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NEW!Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Bluetooth -

PLAN, DESIGN, ASSEMBLE, AND PROGRAM ROBOT SQUADS THAT COMMUNICATE and cooperate with each other to accomplish together what they can’t do individually.

Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and Bluetooth shows you how to construct a team capability matrix (TCM) and use the Bluetooth Robotic-Oriented Network (BRON) so your robot teams can share sensors, actuators, end effectors, motor power, and programs.

Find out how the Bluetooth communications protocol works and how to program Bluetooth in NXT-G, NXC, LabVIEW, and Java.

Learn how to send and receive Bluetooth messages, data, and commands among robots, between a robot and a computer, and between an Android smart phone and a robot. - more

CNC Machining Handbook: Building, Programming, and Implementation
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NEW!CNC Machining Handbook: Building, Programming, and Implementation -

A Practical Guide to CNC Machining

Get a thorough explanation of the entire CNC process from start to finish, including the various machines and their uses and the necessary software and tools.

CNC Machining Handbook describes the steps involved in building a CNC machine to custom specifications and successfully implementing it in a real-world application.

Helpful photos and illustrations are featured throughout.

Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or business owner looking to move from a manual manufacturing process to the accuracy and repeatability of what CNC has to offer, you'll benefit from the in-depth information in this comprehensive resource. - more

DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch - The Brooklyn Aerodrome Bible for Hacking the Skies
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NEW!DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch - The Brooklyn Aerodrome Bible for Hacking the Skies -

BUILD YOUR OWN REMOTE-CONTROLLED AIRPLANES QUICKLY, EASILY, AND INEXPENSIVELY!

Take to the skies with a majestic motorized model aircraft you create and pilot yourself.

Written by the founder of the Brooklyn Aerodrome, DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch shows you how to build a Flack (Flying + Hack) delta wing from the ground up using widely available, low-cost materials and tools.

You'll also learn the skills you need to get your plane into the air and keep it there. By the end of the book, you'll be able to create your own customized designs. The sky's the limit! - more

BAT-100, BAT-200, - Simple to use, portable universal battery testers for standard and rechargeable batteries.
BAT-100 / BAT-200 Battery Testers
Amprobe BAT-500 - Battery Capacity Tester

BAT-500 - Battery Capacity Tester

Amprobe HD110C Heavy-Duty MultiMeterAmprobe PM55A Automatic Precision Pocket Multimeter
MultiMeters

Electricity DeMystified, 2E
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NEW!Electricity DeMystified, 2E -

Having trouble understanding the fundamentals of electricity? Problem solved! Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, makes it shockingly easy to learn the basic concepts.

Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering direct current (DC), voltage, resistance, circuits, cells, and batteries. The book goes on to discuss alternating current (AC), power supplies, wire, and cable. Magnetism and electromagnetic effects are also addressed.

Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, powers up your understanding of this essential subject. - more

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Electricity Experiments You Can Do at Home
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Electricity Experiments You Can Do at Home -

Electricity Experiments You Can Do At Home is a hands-on guide that helps you master the principles of electrical currents and magnetism.

Each of the book's three sections--direct current, alternating current, and magnetism--begins with step-by-step instructions for setting up your lab for the experiments that follow.

Using inexpensive, easy-to-find parts, the experiments progress from basic to more complex and will spark ideas and encourage inventiveness.

  • Solve circuit problems in electricity
  • Build practical and interesting electrical and magnetic devices
  • Get ideas for science-fair projects
  • Prepare for advanced courses in electricity and electronics - more

Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius
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NEW!Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius -

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.

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. - more

Electronics DeMystified, 2E
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Learn electronics without getting your wires crossed!

Electronics Demystified, Second Edition teaches you fundamental concepts and applications step by step.

This practical guide begins by covering voltage, current, resistance, impedance, admittance, and power supplies. The book goes on to discuss semiconductor diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and signal amplifiers and oscillators.

Wireless electronics is then addressed, including radio-frequency transmitters and receivers, telecommunications, and antennas. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key topics. - more

Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius
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Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius -

SHOCK AND AMAZE!
INEXPENSIVE PROJECTS YOU CAN BUILD!

This books gives the “evil genius” loads of projects to delve into, from an ultrasonic microphone, to a body heat detector, and all the way to a Star Wars Light Saber. This book makes creating these devices fun, inexpensive, and easy.

Full of easy-to-follow plans and clear diagrams and schematics, and respectful of your wallet, Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius gives you:

Illustrated instructions and plans for amazing pretested projects advanced enough for sophisticated electronics enthusiasts but described in sufficient detail to be built easily by newcomers - more

MORE Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius
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MORE Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius -

This much anticipated follow-up to the wildly popular cult classic 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.

Seriously impressive, these projects can be made at home, at very low cost compared to their entertainment value and other benefits. 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. - more

Fun Physics Projects for Tomorrow's Rocket Scientists
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Learn about physics with fun projects and experiments

Created in partnership with Thames & Kosmos, Fun Physics Projects for Tomorrow's Rocket Scientists introduces you to essential physics concepts through do-it-yourself projects that you can then use to perform experiments.

Experience the thrill of scientific discovery when you observe the physics of motion, including constant speed, acceleration, and free fall, through your own experiments.

All of the projects use inexpensive, readily available materials and software.

No experience required! - more

Fuel Cell Projects for the Evil Genius
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In Fuel Cell Projects for the Evil Genius, high-tech guru Gavin Harper gives you everything you need to conduct practical experiments and build energizing fuel cell projects. You'll find complete, easy-to-follow plans that feature clear diagrams and schematics, as well as:

  • Instructions for fascinating sustainable energy projects, complete with 180 how-to illustrations
  • Explanations of how fuel cells work and why the hydrogen economy will impact our lives in the near future
  • Frustration-factor removal-all the needed parts are listed, along with sources
  • Science fair project ideas that are on the cutting edge of the latest technological developments. - more

Hacking Electronics An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists
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NEW!Hacking Electronics An Illustrated DIY Guide -

Bring your electronic inventions to life! "This full-color book is impressive...there are some really fun projects!" -GeekDad, Wired.com

Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily.

Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics teaches by doing--each topic features fun, easy-to-follow projects.

Discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters. - more

Handbook of Sound Studio Construction
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NEW!Handbook of Sound Studio Construction -

Build first-class recording studios and listening spaces - Design and build your own audiophile-grade recording and playback environments using proven, cost-effective plans and techniques.

Handbook of Sound Studio Construction: Rooms for Recording and Listening explains practical acoustical properties and describes how to engineer acoustically sensitive spaces, including music recording studios, control rooms, voice studios, home project studios, A/V suites, media rooms, and surround-sound home theaters.

Learn how to choose room dimensions, select building materials, construct your own custom treatments, maximize isolation, and generate and analyze response curves.

This do-it-yourself guide incorporates decades of room design experience and provides you with the practical knowledge to design and build your own acoustical spaces or improve existing spaces. - more

How to Build A Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch
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Build a cutting-edge sound studio--at a price that's music to your ears

How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch, Fourth Edition gives you detailed plans (including 12 studio designs with 23 constructed, tested, and acoustically tuned rooms from renowned acoustician, F. Alton Everest), and other resources for making your own professional-grade recording studio.

Start from scratch with techniques, practical advice, and scientific know-how that guide you on how to construct everything from floor to ceiling and wall to wall.

You'll get expert recommendations on materials and equipment, how to test and adjust the finished facility for frequency response and reverberation time; mathematical formulas and simple explanations of key scientific principles; and everything else a musician, sound engineer, producer, filmmaker, or hobbyist could possibly want. - more

How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic
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NEW!How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic -

Master the Art of Electronics Repair

In this hands-on guide, a lifelong electronics repair guru shares his tested techniques and invaluable insights. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic shows you how to repair and extend the life of all kinds of solid-state devices, from modern digital gadgetry to cherished analog products of yesteryear.

You'll start by selecting the tools and test equipment you'll need and setting up your workbench. Then, you'll get familiar with components and how they form circuits, stages, and sections of a device.

Next, you'll learn how to take a product apart, figure out what's wrong with it, replace components, and reassemble it. - more

How to Repair Briggs and Stratton Engines, 4th Ed.
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How to Repair Briggs and Stratton Engines -

Learn the Latest Money-Saving Techniques for Troubleshooting and Repairing Any Briggs & Stratton Engine, New or Old!

Turn to the Fourth Edition of How to Repair Briggs & Stratton Engines for expert guidance on completing any Briggs & Stratton maintenance and repair job quickly and easily. This money-saving resource now includes the latest information on overhead valves (OHV), carburetion advances, new muffler designs, and cutting-edge alternators.

Filled with proven techniques for fixing both brand-new and older model Briggs & Stratton engines, the Fourth Edition of this hands-on reference covers everything from ignition, fuel, and charging systems…to starters and engine mechanics. You will find step-by-step instructions for troubleshooting and repairing magnetos…carburetors… governors…alternators…main bearings…flywheels…coils…fuel pumps …air filters…rewind and electric starters…and connecting rods. - more

Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide
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NEW!Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide -

UNDERSTAND, MAINTAIN, AND IMPROVE THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS IN YOUR HOME AND AUTO

Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide explains how electricity works and shows you how to take care of the electronics and electrical systems around your house.

Save time and money by doing your own electrical diagnostics with help from this practical resource! Learn how to measure electrical current strength, test for electromagnetic interference, and trace failures in circuits.

Save power and even replace your current power source with alternative forms of energy. And don't let a tangle of cables and an alphabet-soup of electronics terms keep you from installing a new entertainment system. You'll learn all the practical information you need to know in this easy-to-understand book! - more

Making Things Move - DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists
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New!Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists -

Learn to build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects

In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices.

Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project.

This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques.  - more

Practical Electronics for Inventors, 3E
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New!Practical Electronics for Inventors, 3E -

THE ELECTRONICS KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INVENTOR

Spark your creativity and gain the electronics skills required to transform your innovative ideas into functioning gadgets.

This hands-on, updated guide outlines electrical principles and provides thorough, easy-to-follow instructions, schematics, and illustrations.

Find out how to select components, safely assemble circuits, perform error tests, and build plug-and-play prototypes. - more

Robot Builder's Bonanza, 4th Edition
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New!Robot Builder's Bonanza, 4th Edition -

The Bestselling Robotics Books -- Now with New Projects and Online Tools!

Have fun while learning how to design, construct, and use small robots!

This richly illustrated guide offers everything you need to know to construct sophisticated, fully autonomous robots that can be programmed from your computer. Fully updated with the latest technologies and techniques, Robot Builder's Bonanza, Fourth Edition includes step-by-step plans that take you from building basic motorized platforms to giving the machine a brain--and teaching it to walk, talk, and obey commands.

This robot builder's paradise is packed with more than 100 affordable projects, including 10 completely new robot designs. - more

Running Small Motors with PIC Microcontrollers
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Program PIC microcontrollers to drive small motors

Get your motors running in no time using this easy-to-follow guide.

Detailed circuit diagrams and hands-on tutorials show you, step by step, how to program PIC microcontrollers to power a wide variety of small motors.

You'll learn how to configure all the hardware and software components and test, troubleshoot, and debug your work.

Running Small Motors with PIC Microcontrollers is filled with more than 2,000 lines of PicBasic Pro code you can use right away. - more

Run Your Diesel Vehicle on Biofuels - A Do-It-Yourself Manual
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New!Run Your Diesel Vehicle on Biofuels -

Run Your Diesel Vehicle on Biofuels has everything you need to make the switch from expensive, environment-damaging carbon fuel to cheap (and, in many cases, free), clean fuel for your vehicle.

Practical and decidedly apolitical, this unique guide focuses on technical details, parts, and instructions.

Inside, you'll find step-by-step instructions accompanied by helpful illustrations for such projects as building and properly using a homemade biodiesel reactor, which enables you to drive you car on vegetable oil purchased at a fraction of the price of gas or even on second-hand oil obtained from restaurants free of charge. - more

Small Gas Engine Repair
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New!Small Gas Engine Repair -

The Third Edition of Small Gas Engine Repair shows you how to troubleshoot and repair virtually any type of small gas engine used in garden equipment, chain saws, pumps, and standby generators.

Completely revised and updated and offering a step-by-step approach, this bestseller covers all you need to know to repair and maintain a small gas engine and get professional results while saving money.

This in-depth guide by master mechanic Paul Dempsey includes the latest in small engine technology and gives you up-to-date information on overhead valve and overhead cam engines, carburetion advances, digital ignition systems, and more.

Dempsey explains how to troubleshoot and repair both two- and four-cycle engines. The author also reveals the shortcuts, field fixes, and other tricks of the trade that only working mechanics know. - more

Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius
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Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius -

In Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius, high-tech guru Gavin Harper gives you everything you need to build more than 50 thrilling solar energy projects. You'll find complete, easy-to-follow plans, with clear diagrams and schematics, so you know exactly what's involved before you begin.

  • Illustrated instructions and plans for 30 amazing pretested solar energy projects that assume no prior experience with energy science
  • Explanations of the science and math behind each project
  • Projects that progress in difficulty - from simple ones that may inspire science fair entries - all the way to converting a real home to solar energy
  • Frustration-factor removal-needed parts are listed, along with sources-plus all the tools you'll need - more
Solar Power for Your Home
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New!Solar Power for Your Home -

Easy, inexpensive, do-it-yourself solar energy projects

Featuring step-by-step instructions and useful photos and illustrations, this hands-on guide is filled with solar energy solutions you can put to use right away.

Solar Power for Your Home shows you how to set up a variety of simple, money-saving solar projects quickly and easily, such as a solar water heater, a solar pool pump, solar lighting, a solar oven--and even a solar-powered lawn mower!

Learn all about the different types of solar technologies, including passive solar and photovoltaic, and determine which best suits your projects.

You'll get details on assessing current energy use in your home, estimating the costs of solar installations, and calculating your overall savings. - more

Solenoid Control, Testing, and Servicing - A Handy Reference for Engineers and Technicians
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New!Solenoid Control, Testing, and Servicing - A Handy Reference for Engineers and Technicians -

Learn how to design, troubleshoot, and maintain high-performance solenoid-based devices.

Featuring photos, diagrams, charts, graphs, and schematics, this convenient handbook combines basic theory with control and testing methods encompassing a wide range of product configurations.

Find out how to assess environmental factors, analyze components, maximize efficiency, and implement reliable controls.

A WORKBENCH-READY, FULLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO SOLENOID DEVICES

Solenoid Control, Testing, and Servicing offers extensive details on adding feedback and "smart solenoid control" to your circuits. - more

The TAB Battery Book: An In-Depth Guide to Construction, Design, and Use
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New!The TAB Battery Book: An In-Depth Guide to Construction, Design, and Use -

Supercharge your understanding of battery technology

Ideal for hobbyists and engineers alike, The TAB Battery Book: An In-Depth Guide to Construction Design and Use offers comprehensive coverage of these portable energy powerhouses.

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