The NS2 modules included within are nodes, links, SimpleLink objects, packets, agents, and applications. Further, the book covers three helper modules: timers, random number generators, and error models. Also included are chapters on summary of debugging, variable and packet tracing, result compilation, and examples for extending NS2. Two appendices provide the details of scripting language Tcl, OTcl and AWK, as well object oriented programming used extensively in NS2.
Introduction to Network Simulator NS2 can be used by researchers, professionals or graduate students studying telecommunication networks.
The 13 papers were carefully selected from 26 submissions and cover topics such as algorithmic game theory, game models and theories, game theories in wireless networks, design and analysis of economic games.
Inside, you'll learn about:
Interaction design and physical computingThe Arduino hardware and software development environmentBasics of electricity and electronicsPrototyping on a solderless breadboardDrawing a schematic diagram
And more. With inexpensive hardware and open-source software components that you can download free, getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this book, all you need is a USB Arduino, USB A-B cable, and an LED.
Join the tens of thousands of hobbyists who have discovered this incredible (and educational) platform. Written by the co-founder of the Arduino project, with illustrations by Elisa Canducci, Getting Started with Arduino gets you in on the fun! This 128-page book is a greatly expanded follow-up to the author's original short PDF that's available on the Arduino website.
Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about:Interaction design and physical computingThe Arduino board and its software environmentBasics of electricity and electronicsPrototyping on a solderless breadboardDrawing a schematic diagramTalking to a computer--and the cloud--from ArduinoBuilding a custom plant-watering system
This is no ordinary circuit board. Arduino allows anyone,whether you're an artist, designer, programmer or hobbyist, tolearn about and play with electronics. Through this book you learnhow to build a variety of circuits that can sense or control thingsin the real world. Maybe you'll prototype your own product orcreate a piece of interactive artwork? This book equips you witheverything you'll need to build your own Arduino project, but whatyou make is up to you! If you're ready to bring your ideas into thereal world or are curious about the possibilities, this book is foryou.
? Learn by doing ? start building circuits and programmingyour Arduino with a few easy to follow examples - rightaway!
? Easy does it ? work through Arduino sketches line by linein plain English, to learn of how a they work and how to write yourown
? Solder on! ? Only ever used a breadboard in the kitchen?Don't know your soldering iron from a curling iron? No problem,you'll be prototyping in no time
? Kitted out ? discover new and interesting hardware to makeyour Arduino into anything from a mobile phone to a geigercounter!
? Become an Arduino savant ? learn all about functions,arrays, libraries, shields and other tools of the trade to takeyour Arduino project to the next level.
? Get social ? teach your Arduino to communicate withsoftware running on a computer to link the physical world with thevirtual world
It's hardware, it's software, it's fun! Start building the nextcool gizmo with Arduino and Arduino For Dummies.
The arrival of the new Nexus 7 Google tablet is eagerly awaited,thanks to its cutting-edge software, top-notch hardware,unprecedented abilities, and nine-hour battery life. Thiseasy-to-understand, engaging guide covers everything you needto know about this amazing Android tablet. Bestselling Dummiesauthor Dan Gookin uses his friendly writing style to deliver clearinstructions for setting up, navigating, and using the device.You'll learn to use all your favorite Google applications that comeloaded on the device, personalize it, and much more.Walks you through the touchscreen, wireless access, andsoftware updatesDemonstrates how to download, shop for, and fill your Nexus 7with movies, e-books, games, and musicHelps you keep on top of your schedule and appointments andpursue your interests and hobbies with the latest apps andwebsitesOffers guidance on using your device to navigate from here tothere and stay connected with friends and family while you'reaway
Nexus 7 For Dummies is an essential companion to yourother new companion: the Nexus 7!
Are you the proud new owner of a Google Chromebook and alittle—or a lot—intimidated by the technology? You'vecome to the right place! Chromebook For Dummies walks youthrough setting up the device, transitioning from traditionalcomputers and working in the cloud, customizing Chromebook to suityour needs, navigating the apps and their uses, and applyingadvanced settings and features. Fear not: with the step-by-stepguidance and helpful information inside, there's no reason to breaka sweat.
Chromebooks are affordable, fast, and sleek—and withGoogle driving the initiative, they're impossible to ignore. Soit's no wonder they're gaining popularity and enticing people fromall walks of life to make the switch from a traditional PC orlaptop. If you're one of those people and want to make the most ofyour experience, this book is a practical user's guide to allthings Chromebook.Covers all Chromebooks on the marketProvides coverage of all Chromebook features in aneasy-to-follow mannerServes as the go-to reference for successfully using aChromebookIncludes step-by-step coverage of everything you'll encounterwith your Chromebook
If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to maximize theperformance of your Google Chromebook, you'll turn to this friendlyguide time and again.
The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator OfficialStudy Guide: Exam CWNA-106 is the officially endorsed CWNA testprep for the leading wireless certification. Expert authors andCWNEs David D. Coleman and David A. Westcott guide readers throughthe skills and concepts candidates need to know for the exam, usinghands-on methods to convey an in-depth understanding of wirelessnetwork administration. Readers should have a basic knowledge ofRadio Frequency behavior, experience with WLAN hardware peripheralsand protocols, and an interest in designing, installing, andmanaging wireless networks.
Wireless technology is taking over the tech industry, and thedemand for competent, certified professionals is far outpacing thesupply. A CWNA certification denotes advanced-level proficiency inthe field, with a complete understanding of wireless LANcomponents, features, and function—but the only way to passthe exam is to truly understand the material, not just the talkingpoints. The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network AdministratorOfficial Study Guide thoroughly covers each exam objective, andincludes review questions, assessment tests, and exercises to testyour skills. Topics include:Radio Frequency technologies, regulations, and standards802.11 protocolsNetwork implementation and security802.11 RF site surveying
Readers also get access to a suite of study tools including anelectronic test engine with hundreds or practice test questions,electronic flashcards, exercise peripherals, and industry WhitePapers, which serve as valuable backup references. In preparing forthe CWNA-106 exam, the ideal study guide should cover all of theexam topics in depth—CWNA: Certified Wireless NetworkAdministrator Official Study Guide does just that, making it anexcellent, comprehensive study guide.
This book takes you step-by-step through many fun and educational possibilities. Take advantage of several preloaded programming languages. Use the Raspberry Pi with Arduino. Create Internet-connected projects. Play with multimedia. With Raspberry Pi, you can do all of this and more.Get acquainted with hardware features on the Pi’s board Learn enough Linux to move around the operating system Pick up the basics of Python and Scratch—and start programming Draw graphics, play sounds, and handle mouse events with the Pygame framework Use the Pi’s input and output pins to do some hardware hacking Discover how Arduino and the Raspberry Pi complement each other Integrate USB webcams and other peripherals into your projects Create your own Pi-based web server with Python
Exploring BeagleBone is a hands-on guide to bringinggadgets, gizmos, and robots to life using the popular BeagleBoneembedded Linux platform. Comprehensive content and deep detailprovide more than just a BeagleBone instructionmanual—you’ll also learn the underlying engineeringtechniques that will allow you to create your own projects. Thebook begins with a foundational primer on essential skills, andthen gradually moves into communication, control, and advancedapplications using C/C++, allowing you to learn at your own pace.In addition, the book’s companion website featuresinstructional videos, source code, discussion forums, and more, toensure that you have everything you need.
The BeagleBone’s small size, high performance, low cost,and extreme adaptability have made it a favorite developmentplatform, and the Linux software base allows for complex yetflexible functionality. The BeagleBone has applications in smartbuildings, robot control, environmental sensing, to name a few;and, expansion boards and peripherals dramatically increase thepossibilities. Exploring BeagleBone provides areader-friendly guide to the device, including a crash coursein computer engineering. While following step by step, you can:Get up to speed on embedded Linux, electronics, andprogrammingMaster interfacing electronic circuits, buses and modules, withpractical examplesExplore the Internet-connected BeagleBone and the BeagleBonewith a displayApply the BeagleBone to sensing applications, including videoand soundExplore the BeagleBone’s Programmable Real-TimeControllers
Hands-on learning helps ensure that your new skills stay withyou, allowing you to design with electronics, modules, orperipherals even beyond the BeagleBone. Insightful guidance andonline peer support help you transition from beginner to expert asyou master the techniques presented in Exploring BeagleBone,the practical handbook for the popular computing platform.
The TI-Nspire graphing calculator is popular among high schooland college students as a valuable tool for calculus, AP calculus,and college-level algebra courses. Its use is allowed on the majorcollege entrance exams. This book is a nuts-and-bolts guide toworking with the TI-Nspire, providing everything you need to get upand running and helping you get the most out of this high-poweredmath tool.Texas Instruments’ TI-Nspire graphing calculator isperfect for high school and college students in advanced algebraand calculus classes as well as students taking the SAT, PSAT, andACT examsThis fully updated guide covers all enhancements to theTI-Nspire, including the touchpad and the updated software that canbe purchased along with the deviceShows how to get maximum value from this versatile mathtool
With updated screenshots and examples, TI-Nspire ForDummies provides practical, hands-on instruction to helpstudents make the most of this revolutionary graphingcalculator.
Prolific hacker and author Simon Monk also teaches basic principles to help you use new technologies with Raspberry Pi as its ecosystem continues to develop. This cookbook is ideal for programmers and hobbyists familiar with the Pi through resources, including Getting Started with Raspberry Pi (O’Reilly). Python and other code examples from the book are available on GitHub.Set up your Raspberry Pi and connect to a networkWork with its Linux-based operating systemProgram Raspberry Pi with PythonGive your Pi "eyes" with computer visionControl hardware through the GPIO connectorUse Raspberry Pi to run different types of motorsWork with switches, keypads, and other digital inputsUse sensors to measure temperature, light, and distanceConnect to IoT devices in various waysCreate dynamic projects with Arduino
Ideal for beginners, this book shows you how to work with modules and other hardware in the popular Fez Spider Starter Kit, and teaches you how to program your gadgets with Visual Studio C# Express and the .NET Micro Framework 4.1 SDK. You’ll soon learn a wide range of programming techniques along with the skills to design your own projects.Get to know the software and hardware with a simple LED projectDownload code from the companion site to build and test each projectBuild a spy camera that automatically captures and saves images at regular intervalsConstruct a simple animated game with the joystick moduleCreate a web server that sends messages you draw or write on the touchscreen moduleBuild a gadget that backs up digital images from an SD card to a USB flash driveLearn about other .NET Gadgeteer modules for creating environmental sensors, an MP3 player, and a WiFi network
A vast improvement over the original Galaxy Tab, the 10.1 usesthe latest version of the Android operating system and is a 4G LTEmobile device. These upgrades—along with many others,including the better screen quality, better web browsing withFlash, and better multitasking capabilities—are all coveredin this fun and friendly guide to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.Everything from how-to topics to the most useful features tohelpful tricks and techniques, this practical guide shows you howto get the most out of this cutting-edge device.Details how the Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes one step further than theiPad with phone communications plus video chat andconferencingExplains in detail how to find your way around the Galaxy Tab10.1Covers e-mailing, web browsing, using the digital library,connecting with friends in the galaxy, taking photos with thecamera, and enjoying musicHighlights how to customize your Galaxy Tab 10.1 so that it'sright for your needs
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 For Dummies is must-have readingfor anyone who wants to go beyond the basics and explore anothergalaxy of tablet computing!
Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses thepopular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teachyou about topics in electrical engineering, programming, andhuman-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or anengineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walkyou through useful, artistic, and educational exercises thatgradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, thebook shares best practices in programming and design that you canapply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serveas a useful reference for future projects even after you'vemastered all the topics in the book.Includes a number of projects that utilize differentcapabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with externalhardwareFeatures chapters that build upon each other, tying in conceptsfrom previous chapters to illustrate new onesIncludes aspects that are accompanied by video tutorials andother multimedia content Covers electrical engineering and programming concepts,interfacing with the world through analog and digital sensors,communicating with a computer and other devices, and internetconnectivityExplains how to combine smaller topics into more complexprojectsShares downloadable materials and source code for everythingcovered in the bookProjects compatible with many official Arduino boards includingArduino Uno; Arduino Leonardo; Arduino Mega 2560; Arduino Due;Arduino Nano; Arduino Mega ADK; LilyPad Arduino and may work withArduino-compatible boards such as Freeduino and new third partycertified boards such as the Intel Galileo
Exploring Arduino takes you on an adventure andprovides you with exclusive access to materials not found anywhereelse!
Inside, you’ll learn about:Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino hardware and software development environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram
Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need an Arduino Uno or earlier model, along with USB A-B cable and an LED. The easy-to-use Arduino development environment is free to download.
Join hundreds of thousands of hobbyists who have discovered this incredible (and educational) platform. Written by the co-founder of the Arduino project, Getting Started with Arduino gets you in on all the fun!
Welcome to the world of shoes that can dynamically shift your height, jackets that display when the next bus is coming, and neckties that can nudge your business partner from across the room. Whether it be for fashion, function, or human connectedness, wearable electronics can be used to design interactive systems that are intimate and engaging.
Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear.
Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.
Whether you use your PC for work or play, there's a lot to learnand a lot of territory to discover, so take along a good guide.Serving up nine meaty minibooks, this All-in-One guidecovers essential PC topics from soup through nuts, including thelatest on PC hardware, Windows 8, the Internet, all the tools inOffice 2013, digital media, troubleshooting and maintenance,upgrading your PC, home networking, and PC gaming. You'll get toknow your PC inside and out and find yourself turning to thisterrific resource again and again.
This new edition features expanded coverage of home networkingand desktop gaming, cool hardware for hardcore gamers, exciting newWindows 8 features, and much more.Nine minibooks provide a comprehensive PC overview and includePC Hardware; Windows 8; The Internet; Troubleshooting andMaintenance; Office 2013; Music, Movies, and Photos; Upgrading andSupercharging; Home Networking; and GamingExplores step-by-step procedures for using the new Windows 8operating systemDelves into the techy nitty-gritty on things like processorspeeds, hard drive capacities, and upgradingReviews ways to protect your PC from viruses, offerstroubleshooting tips, and discusses how to supercharge your PC'sperformance
PCs All-in-One For Dummies, 6th Edition covers everythingyou need to know to get the most out of your PC.
First you'll learn about the different types of sensors and sensor networks, including how to build a simple XBee network. Then you'll walk through building an Arduino-based temperature sensor and data collector, followed by building a Raspberry Pi-based sensor node.
Next you'll learn different ways to store sensor data, including writing to an SD card, sending data to the cloud, and setting up a Raspberry Pi MySQL server to host your data. You even learn how to connect to and interact with a MySQL database server directly from an Arduino! Finally you'll learn how to put it all together by connecting your Arduino sensor node to your new Raspberry Pi database server.
If you want to see how well Arduino and Raspberry Pi can get along, especially to create a sensor network, then Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi is just the book you need.
Technology alone can be intimidating, and the printed documentation and online support that come with a new smartphone can be just as baffling. Thankfully, Samsung Galaxy S 7 For Dummies is here to give you easy-to-follow guidance on all the features and capabilities of this exciting new device. From set up and configuration to texting, emailing, and accessing the Internet, it leaves no stone unturned!
Samsung dominates the global smartphone market and users swear that once you go with the Galaxy S, you never turn back. From the most useful features to the core applications to the techniques to get the most out of the device, this book makes getting to grips with your Samsung Galaxy S7 a snap! Whether you're upgrading from an older model and need new feature details, switching over from another Android or Apple device, or finally trading in that antiquated flip phone, you're about to discover just how fast and easy it is to get up and running on your new smartphone.Maximize camera and video capabilitiesStay active with social mediaDownload apps and sync with a PCExpand your phone's potential with new software releases
This is the handy reference you'll want to keep close by as you learn to get the most out of your Galaxy S 7 smartphone!
Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes hislife to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves,cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In hisbestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalizedcase studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use"social engineering" to compromise even the most technically securecomputer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one stepfurther, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computerbreak-ins-and showing how the victims could have prevented them.Mitnick's reputation within the hacker community gave him uniquecredibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freelyshared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick nowreveals in detail for the first time, including: A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in LasVegas by reverse-engineering slot machinesTwo teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into theLockheed Martin computer systemsTwo convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a TexasprisonA "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the computer systems ofmany prominent companies-andthen told them how he gainedaccessWith riveting "you are there" descriptions of real computerbreak-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures securityprofessionals need to implement now, and Mitnick's own acerbiccommentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach awide audience-and attract the attention of both law enforcementagencies and the media.
Each chapter of this book is centered around projects that incorporate that particular microcontroller topic. Each project includes schematics, code, and illustrations of a working project.
Program a range of AVR chipsExtend and re-use other people’s code and circuitsInterface with USB, I2C, and SPI peripheral devicesLearn to access the full range of power and speed of the microcontrollerBuild projects including Cylon Eyes, a Square-Wave Organ, an AM Radio, a Passive Light-Sensor Alarm, Temperature Logger, and moreUnderstand what's happening behind the scenes even when using the Arduino IDE
If you administer a DNS system or are thinking about running one, or if you need to upgrade to support IPv6 DNS, need to secure a DNS for zone transfer, dynamic update, or other reasons, or if you need to implement DNSSEC, or simply want to understand the DNS system, then this book provides you with a single point of reference. Pro DNS and BIND starts with simple concepts, then moves on to full security-aware DNSSEC configurations. Various features, parameters, and resource records are described and, in the majority of cases, illustrated with one or more examples.
The book contains a complete reference to zone files, Resource Records, and BINDs configuration file parameters. You can treat the book as as a simple paint-by-numbers guide to everything from a simple caching DNS, to the most complex secure DNS (DNSSEC) implementation. Background information is still included for when you need to know what to do and why you have to do it, and so that you can modify processes to meet your unique needs.
Arduino Sketches is a practical guide to programming theincreasingly popular microcontroller that brings gadgets to life.Accessible to tech-lovers at any level, this book provides expertinstruction on Arduino programming and hands-on practice to testyour skills. You'll find coverage of the various Arduino boards,detailed explanations of each standard library, and guidance oncreating libraries from scratch – plus practical examplesthat demonstrate the everyday use of the skills you're learning.Work on increasingly advanced programming projects, and gain morecontrol as you learn about hardware-specific libraries and how tobuild your own. Take full advantage of the Arduino API, and learnthe tips and tricks that will broaden your skillset.
The Arduino development board comes with an embedded processorand sockets that allow you to quickly attach peripherals withouttools or solders. It's easy to build, easy to program, and requiresno specialized hardware. For the hobbyist, it's a dream come true– especially as the popularity of this open-source projectinspires even the major tech companies to develop compatibleproducts. Arduino Sketches is a practical, comprehensiveguide to getting the most out of your Arduino setup. You'll learnto:Communicate through Ethernet, WiFi, USB, Firmata, and XbeeFind, import, and update user libraries, and learn to createyour ownMaster the Arduino Due, Esplora, Yun, and Robot boards forenhanced communication, signal-sending, and peripheralsPlay audio files, send keystrokes to a computer, control LEDand cursor movement, and more
This book presents the Arduino fundamentals in a way that helpsyou apply future additions to the Arduino language, providing agreat foundation in this rapidly-growing project. If you're lookingto explore Arduino programming, Arduino Sketches is thetoolbox you need to get started.
Good fabrication begins with calibration. Aligning the print bed to support deposition of medium in three dimensions is critical. Even off-the-shelf machines that are pre-built must be aligned and periodically realigned throughout their life cycle. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer helps you achieve and hold proper alignment. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer also helps with software and hardware troubleshooting. You’ll learn to diagnose and solve firmware calibration problems, filament and feed problems, chassis issues, and more.
Finally there are regular maintenance and enhancements. You’ve invested significantly in your 3D printer. Protect that investment using the guidance in this book. Learn to clean and lubricate your printer, to maintain the chassis, and know when realignment of the print bed is needed. Learn ways to master your craft and improve the quality of your prints through such things as post-print finishing and filament management.
Don’t let the challenges of 3D printing stand in the way of creativity. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer by Charles Bell helps you conquer the challenges and get the most benefit from your expensive investment in personal fabrication.
You don’t need to have mastered Arduino or programming to get started. Updated for the Arduino 1.0 release, the recipes in this second edition include practical examples and guidance to help you begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away—whether you’re an artist, designer, hobbyist, student, or engineer.Get up to speed on the Arduino board and essential software concepts quicklyLearn basic techniques for reading digital and analog signalsUse Arduino with a variety of popular input devices and sensorsDrive visual displays, generate sound, and control several types of motorsInteract with devices that use remote controls, including TVs and appliancesLearn techniques for handling time delays and time measurementApply advanced coding and memory handling techniques
Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies is a user-friendly guide to getting the most out of your new tablet. You'll discover how different the tablet experience is from the desktop, laptop, or smartphone, and learn how to take advantage of everything your Galaxy Tab S has to offer. This entertaining guide walks you through each feature one by one, helping you learn exactly what your tablet can do for you. With everything from reading to playing games and surfing the Internet, you will learn how to be productive and have fun, too!Navigate your Galaxy Tab S easily, and get acquainted with the keyboardSend e-mail, browse the Web, and tap into social mediaMake phone calls, take pictures, and hold video chatsPlay music, movies, games, and more
Your Galaxy Tab S has so much to offer — it's not a computer, but it is so much more than a smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies is the perfect guide to getting to know your Galaxy S tablet, so settle in and see what your tablet can do.
You’ll find complete instructions for building a simple robot chassis with servos, wheels, sensors, LEDs, and a speaker. You also get the code to program the Arduino microcontroller to receive wireless signals from the EEG. Your robot will astound anyone who wears the EEG headband.
This book will help you:Connect an inexpensive EEG device to Arduino Build a robot platform on wheels Calculate a percentage value from a potentiometer reading Mix colors with an RGB LED Play tones with a piezo speaker Write a program that makes the robot avoid boundaries Create simple movement routines
* Geocaching has received wide coverage on television, radio, newspapers, and magazines—it is particularly popular with extreme sports and high-tech aficionados.
* Teaches navigation techniques, including GPS, compass, and map; offers effective strategies for geocaching tournaments and events.
—Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling author of Traffic
In Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired magazine, takes us on an engaging, utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself. A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a New Machine—Tracy Kidder’s classic story of the creation of a new computer—was to the late twentieth.
In this third edition of a widely acclaimed resource, threenetworking experts share their extensive experience, teaching youthe cabling skills you need to build a reliable, efficient, andcost-effective network cabling infrastructure. As you master thesetechniques, you'll learn to avoid common pitfalls and troubleshootproblems as quickly as they arise. Coverage includes:Choosing the right cables and components for your networkarchitecture and topologyAvoiding unnecessary and unexpected costsUnderstanding the current limitations of data communicationsand network cablingUnderstanding how laws and building codes constraincablingUnderstanding the function and importance of universal cablingstandardsDetermining when you have a cabling-related networkproblemAssembling a complete cabling toolkitIntegrating voice and data on the same cable systemSetting up an infrastructure in which desktops, printers,copiers, and other nodes share cablingUnderstanding issues of bandwidth, impedance, resistance,attenuation, crosstalk, capacitance, propagation, delay, and delayskewWorking effectively with USB and FirewireKnowing when to discard legacy cabling and begin anewDocumenting your cablingCreating an RFP and selecting a vendor
Filling the gap between a beginner’s primer and a formal textbook, Practical Electronics explores aspects of electronic components, techniques, and tools that you would typically learn on the job and from years of experience. Even if you’ve worked with electronics or have a background in electronics theory, you’re bound to find important information that you may not have encountered before.
Among the book’s many topics, you’ll discover how to:Read and understand the datasheet for an electronic componentUse uncommon but inexpensive tools to achieve more professional-looking resultsSelect the appropriate analog and digital ICs for your projectSelect and assemble various types of connectorsDo basic reverse engineering on a device in order to modify (hack) itUse open source tools for schematic capture and PCB layoutMake smart choices when buying new or used test equipment
If you’re looking to build either a software or hardware project with more computing power than Arduino alone can provide, Raspberry Pi is just the ticket. And the hacks in this book will give you lots of great ideas.Use configuration hacks to get more out of your PiBuild your own web server or remote print serverTake the Pi outdoors to monitor your garden or control holiday lightsConnect with SETI or construct an awesome Halloween costumeHack the Pi’s Linux OS to support more complex projectsDecode audio/video formats or make your own music playerAchieve a low-weight payload for aerial photographyBuild a Pi computer cluster or a solar-powered lab
Make the most of your new Amazon KindleTM eBook reader! Read books, play media, get free content, uncover powerful, little-known Kindle features you’ll love!
Learn to do all this and much more…Connect to Amazon’s Kindle Store and buy content Download a world of free books and other content Manage your content and quickly find what you’re looking for Read books on Kindle and customize a better reading experience Quickly sync content across multiple Kindles and other devices Make the most of Kindle’s menus, keyboard shortcuts, and search Read Adobe PDFs without converting them Listen to Audible audiobooks–and use Kindle’s text-to-speech to hear other books, too Play MP3 music and games Use Kindle’s built-in New Oxford American Dictionary and Oxford Dictionary of English Add bookmarks, notes, clips, and highlights to your books Use Kindle Whispernet to read email, check Facebook, even manage your Netflix queue Convert and manage Kindle content with Calibre Find the best third-party Kindle apps, add-ons, and web resources
3D Printing with Delta Printers contains detailed descriptions of the innovative delta design including unique hardware, software, and maintenance requirements. The book also covers tips for building your own delta printer as well as examples of common enhancements.
This book will enable you to build, configure, and enhance your delta printer. The topics covered will reveal the often-mysterious nuances of the delta design that will enable your printer to compete with the best of what your 3D printer friends can build.
Completely revised to cover the latest updates to the TI-84 Pluscalculators, this bestselling guide will help you become the mostsavvy TI-84 Plus user in the classroom! Exploring the standarddevice, the updated device with USB plug and upgraded memory (theTI-84 Plus Silver Edition), and the upcoming color screen device,this book provides you with clear, understandable coverage of theTI-84's updated operating system.Details the new apps that are available for download to thecalculator via the USB cableWalks you through menus and basic arithmeticAddresses graphing and analyzing functions as well asprobability and statistics functionsExplains how to use the calculator for geometryReviews communicating with PCs and other calculators
TI-84 Plus Graphic Calculator For Dummies, 2nd Edition isthe perfect solution for getting comfortable with the new line ofTI-84 calculators!
First, there is a brief overview of the history and development of the spectroscope. This is followed by a short introduction to the theory of stellar spectra. The final parts of this section provide details of the necessary reference spectra required for instrument testing and spectral comparison. It concludes with a chapter covering the various types of spectroscopes available to the amateur.
Next, there is a series of "How to..." sections. These cover all aspects of setting up and using various types of commercially available and home-built spectroscopes. Transmission gratings are covered first, and then more complex models, all the way to the sophisticated Littrow design.
The final part of Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs is about practical spectroscope design and construction. It contains a collection of detailed instructions covering the design and building of three different types of spectroscope, along with the necessary design theory (with minimal math). Developing an instrument in simple steps from the basic grating spectroscope, using standard "off the shelf" adaptors, the author describes how to build spectroscopes equal in performance to the better commercial units, constructed using basic hand tools for a fraction of the cost!
This is the only up-to-date practical spectroscopy book available to amateurs. For the first time, it also brings together an invaluable user knowledge base – a collection of observing, analyzing, and processing hints and tips that will allow the amateur to build up and develop important skills in preparing scientifically acceptable spectral data, which can make a valuable contribution to ProAm (professional/amateur) projects. It covers in detail all aspects of the design, construction techniques, testing, calibrating, and using a spectroscope – enough detail to enable the average amateur astronomer to successfully build and use his own spectroscope for a fraction of the current commercial cost.
This book is an ideal complement to Robinson’s Spectroscopy: the Key to the Stars (Springer 2007) and Martin’s Spectroscopic Atlas of Bright Stars (Springer, due 2009). Together, the three books form a complete package for all amateur astronomers who are interested in practical spectroscopy.
As Professor Chris Kitchin said, "If optical spectroscopy had not been invented then fully 75 percent of all astronomical knowledge would be unknown today, and yet the subject itself receives scant attention in astronomical texts." Olivier Thizy (of Shelyak Instruments, the builder of the LiHiResIII commercial spectroscope) writes on an Internet forum; "What is missing is tutorial books and "how to" books with amateur equipment? I believe spectroscopy is in general moving from builders to users (as CCD cameras did in the 1990's)... ...literature is following but slowly."
This is the practical spectroscopy book that amateur astronomers have been waiting for!
Make a robot that obeys your every command—or runs on its own.
Maybe you’re a teacher who wants to show students how to build devices that can move, sense, respond, and interact with the physical world. Or perhaps you’re a hobbyist looking for a robot companion to make your world a little more futuristic. With Make an Arduino Controlled Robot, you’ll learn how to build and customize smart robots on wheels.
You will:Explore robotics concepts like movement, obstacle detection, sensors, and remote control Use Arduino to build two- and four-wheeled robots Put your robot in motion with motor shields, servos, and DC motors Work with distance sensors, infrared reflectance sensors, and remote control receivers Understand how to program your robot to take on all kinds of real-world physical challenges
Are you new to the world of laptops? You've come to the right place! Laptops For Dummies covers the many topics and issues unique to laptops, including synchronizing with the desktop, coordinating email pick-up between two machines, remotely accessing the desktop, networking, power management, storage, security, and more. This new edition also provides updates to cover the latest technology, current processors, and steps to update memory and hard drive capacities.
In business—while they spend most of their time in a desktop docking station—laptops are absolutely essential for providing mobility to professionals. In the home, they've begun to replace desktop PCs, as they now offer larger displays, longer battery power, and speeds equal to desktop computers. Plus, you can do just about everything with a laptop that you can do with a traditional desktop, minus the big, bulky machine and multiple cords. If you're just making the switch over to a laptop, this hands-on, easy-to-follow guide makes the transition easy!Covers the latest hardware and technology updates you need to get up and running with your laptopIncludes updates on the new Windows 10 operating system, wireless networking, smartphone tethering, and using productivity applications on laptopsWalks you through everything you need to deal with add-ons, networking procedures, and connectivity and communicationPresents complex material in a way that makes it simple and accessible
Whether you've never logged onto a laptop or are just looking to stay up-to-date with the latest information on operating systems and software, Laptops For Dummies has you covered.