In this edited volume, distinguished experts take the reader on a tour of different facets of programmable network infrastructure and applications that exploit it. Presenting the state of the art in network embedded management and applications and programmable network infrastructure, the book conveys fundamental concepts and provides a glimpse into various facets of the latest technology in the field.
--Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com)
"A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly."
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Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-on way? With Make: Electronics, you'll start working on real projects as soon as you crack open the book. Explore all of the key components and essential principles through a series of fascinating experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them!
Build working devices, from simple to complex You'll start with the basics and then move on to more complicated projects. Go from switching circuits to integrated circuits, and from simple alarms to programmable microcontrollers. Step-by-step instructions and more than 500 full-color photographs and illustrations will help you use -- and understand -- electronics concepts and techniques.Discover by breaking things: experiment with components and learn from failure Set up a tricked-out project space: make a work area at home, equipped with the tools and parts you'll need Learn about key electronic components and their functions within a circuit Create an intrusion alarm, holiday lights, wearable electronic jewelry, audio processors, a reflex tester, and a combination lock Build an autonomous robot cart that can sense its environment and avoid obstacles Get clear, easy-to-understand explanations of what you're doing and why
Navigate the roadmaps of simple electronic circuits and complex systems with help from an experienced engineer. 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. Find out how to identify parts and connections, decipher element ratings, and apply diagram-based information in your own projects. Beginner’s Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition, also contains valuable appendices covering symbols and resistor color codes.
Featuring detailed coverage of:Schematic, block, and pictorial diagrams Resistors and capacitors Inductors and transformers Switches, conductors, and cables Diodes, transistors, and logic gates Electron tubes Cells and batteries Voltage dividers and reducers Breadboards and wire wrapping Electronics troubleshooting
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
At the end of the book, you’ll apply everything you’ve learned by building an analog synthesizer, using the MFOS Noise Toaster kit. You’ll also learn what it takes to create synth-DIY electronic music studio. Get started in the fun and engaging hobby of synth-DIY without delay.
With this book, you’ll learn:The differences between analog and digital synthesizersAnalog synthesizer building blocks, including VCOs, VCFs, VCAs, and LFOsHow to tool up for synth-DIY, including electronic instruments and suggestions for home-made equipmentFoundational circuits for amplification, biasing, and signal mixingHow to work with the MFOS Noise Toaster kitSetting up a synth-DIY electronic music studio on a budget
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.
This third edition includes more real-world examples and a glossary of formulae. It contains new coverage of:MicrocontrollersFPGAsClasses of componentsMemory (RAM, ROM, etc.)Surface mountHigh speed designBoard layoutAdvanced digital electronics (e.g. processors)Transistor circuits and circuit designOp-amp and logic circuitsUse of test equipmentGives readers a simple explanation of complex concepts, in terms they can understand and relate to everyday life. Updated content throughout and new material on the latest technological advances.Provides readers with an invaluable set of tools and references that they can use in their everyday work.
With the invention of the unique credit-card sized single-boardcomputer, the Raspberry Pi, comes a new wave of hardware geeks,hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities ofthe Raspberry Pi, and this is the perfect guide to get you startedin this exhilarating new arena. With this fun and friendly book,you'll quickly discover why the supply for the Pi cannot keep upwith the demand! Veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cookshow you how to download and install the operating system, use theinstalled applications, and much more.Covers connecting the Pi to other devices such as a keyboard,mouse, monitor, and moreTeaches you basic Linux System AdminWalks you through editing images, creating web pages, andplaying musicDetails how to program with Scratch and PythonExplores creating simple hardware projects
Raspberry Pi For Dummies makes computing as easy aspie.
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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!
The Electronics Engineering book covers the study of electronic components, circuits, transmitter, receiver, integrated circuits (IC). It also provides basic laws of electronics, magnetism, series and parallel circuits and basics electronics like logic gates.
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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
Raspberry Pi chose Python as its teaching language of choice toencourage a new generation of programmers to learn how to program.This approachable book serves as an ideal resource for anyonewanting to use Raspberry Pi to learn to program and helps you getstarted with the Python programming language. Aimed at first-timedevelopers with no prior programming language assumed, thisbeginner book gets you up and running.Covers variables, loops, and functionsAddresses 3D graphics programmingWalks you through programming MinecraftZeroes in on Python for scripting
Learning Python with Raspberry Pi proves itself to be afantastic introduction to coding.
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.
Raspberry Pi User Guide, 3rdEdition containseverything you need to know to get up and running with RaspberryPi. This book is the go-to guide for Noobs who want to dive rightin. This updated third edition covers the model B+ Raspberry Pi andits software, additional USB ports, and changes to the GPIO,including new information on Arduino and Minecraft on the Pi.You’ll find clear, step-by-step instruction for everythingfrom software installation and configuration to customizing yourRaspberry Pi with capability-expanding add-ons. Learn the basicLinux SysAdmin and flexible programming languages that allow you tomake your Pi into whatever you want it to be.
The Raspberry Pi was created by the UK Non-profit Raspberry PiFoundation to help get kids interested in programming. Affordable,portable, and utterly adorable, the Pi exceeded all expectations,introducing millions of people to programming since its creation.The Raspberry Pi User Guide, 3rd Edition helpsyou and your Pi get acquainted, with clear instruction in easy tounderstand language.Install software, configure, and connect your Raspberry Pi toother devicesMaster basic Linux System Admin to better understandnomenclature and conventionsWrite basic productivity and multimedia programs in Scratch andPythonExtend capabilities with add-ons like Gertboard, Arduino, andmore
The Raspberry Pi has become a full-fledged phenomenon, popularwith tinkerers, hackers, experimenters, and inventors. If you wantto get started but aren’t sure where to begin, RaspberryPi User Guide, 3rd Edition contains everything youneed.
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.
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Have you ever wanted to build your own electronic device? Puttogether a thermostat or an in-line fuse, or repair a microphonecable? This is the book for you! Inside you'll find the tools andtechniques you need to build circuits, with illustrated,step-by-step directions to help accomplish tasks and completeprojects.
As you accomplish the tasks throughout the book, you'll constructmany projects while learning the key circuitbuilding principles andtechniques. Find out about measuring and testing, maintenance andtroubleshooting, cables, connectors, how to test your stuff, andmore.
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The tools you need and how to use them
How to make sense of schematics and printed circuit boards
Basic techniques for creating any circuit
How to make and repair cables and connectors
Testing and maintenance procedures
Filled with do-it-yourself project, this hands-on manual gives you all the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to assemble and customize an electric bike.
Build Your Own Electric Bicycle gets you on the road on a reliable, economical, environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of every component, including motors, controllers, batteries, and frames, as well as details on soldering, electrical wiring, safety, and other essential skills. The book covers commercially available electric bicycles and shows you how to make modifications and upgrades for improved power, speed, range, and safety. Pictures, diagrams, and charts illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you'll be riding your own tricked-out electric bike in no time!
BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC BICYCLE COVERS:Energy savings and environmental benefits Electrical, battery, and road safety Long-range, folding, and high-power bikes Hub motor kits Motors, controllers, and batteries Electrical connections and wiring Brakes Troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair Performance and safety modifications
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
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!
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.
Arduino is a programmable circuit board that is being used byeveryone from scientists, programmers, and hardware hackers toartists, designers, hobbyists, and engineers in order to addinteractivity to objects and projects and experiment withprogramming and electronics. This easy-to-understand book is anideal place to start if you are interested in learning more aboutArduino's vast capabilities. Featuring an array of cool projects,this Arduino beginner guide walks you through every step of each ofthe featured projects so that you can acquire a clear understandingof the different aspects of the Arduino board.Introduces Arduino basics to provide you with a solidfoundation of understanding before you tackle your firstprojectFeatures a variety of fun projects that show you how to doeverything from automating your garden's watering system toconstructing a keypad entry system, installing a tweeting cat flap,building a robot car, and much moreProvides an easy, hands-on approach to learning more aboutelectronics, programming, and interaction design for Makers of allages
Arduino Projects For Dummies is your guide to turningeveryday electronics and plain old projects into incredibleinnovations.
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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.
Other books tell readers what to do, but sometimes fail to explain why – Brindley gives readers hands-on confidence in addition to real scientific knowledge, and insight into the principles as well as the practice. All written explanations and steps are supplemented with numerous photos, charts, tables and graphs. Concepts and practical aspects are explained thoroughly with mathematical formulae and technical schematic drawings.
Each chapter introduces a concept or tool, explains the basic theory, and provides clear instructions for a simple experiment to apply the concept or tool, with quiz sections and answers, at the end of each chapter. New chapters on multimeters and soldering will be added, covering the fundamentals and experiments, with a basic parts list and an expanded and updated buyer’s guide.Guides the reader through the basics of electronics, from fundamentals of theory to practical work and experimentsStructured for learning and self-study: each chapter introduces a concept or tool, explains the basic theory, and provides clear instructions for a simple experiment to apply the concept or tool, with quiz sections and answers, at the end of each chapterNew chapters on multimeters and soldering, covering the fundamentals and experiments, with a basic parts list. Expanded and updated buyer’s guide to accompany parts lists
Whether you're seasoned in all things Samsung or get seized up at the thought of learning new technology, this no-nonsense guide makes it fast, easy, and fun to unlock everything your Galaxy S8 has to offer. Starting with the basics, like setup and configuration, and moving on to more advanced topics, like expanding your phone's potential with new software releases, it leaves no stone unturned — offering you the clear and thorough guidance you need to make the most out of every feature and capability available in the Galaxy S8.
There's a reason Samsung dominates the smartphone market — they design and manufacture an undeniably awesome product, and they just keep getting better with each new release. From texting, emailing, and accessing the Internet to taking pictures, watching movies, and downloading apps, the instruction provided in Samsung Galaxy S8 For Dummies will help you become a Samsung samurai in a snap!Use your S8 to stay in touch with calls, text, social media, and emailOffers step-by-step instructions for personalizing and securing your phoneHelps you troubleshoot common problemHave fun downloading games and apps, watching videos, taking photos, and much more
Now get your Galaxy S8 out of its box and keep this book close by — things are about to get really fun!
A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC.
Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system. Explore all you can do with a computer:Research topics of interestKeep in touch with loved onesShop securely onlineFind recipes and diet tips
If you've just purchased your first computer and need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.
Use the connector quick reference section to identify most any connector or port you run across while servicing PCs out in the wild! Who says detailed coverage must come in a big package? This diminutive book makes up for its tiny size by providing you with a level of detail that exceeds that found in some bigger (in size and name) competitor books. Hundreds of detailed tables boil down complicated settings, standards and specifications into an easy to read - and easy to find - format. All of this detailed information easily fits in your toolkit, briefcase or book bag-right where you need it!
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!
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
Exploring Raspberry Pi is the innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental principles in a way that transfers to any type of electronics, electronic modules, or external peripherals, using a "learning by doing" approach that caters to both beginners and experts. The book begins with basic Linux and programming skills, and helps you stock your inventory with common parts and supplies. Next, you'll learn how to make parts work together to achieve the goals of your project, no matter what type of components you use. The companion website provides a full repository that structures all of the code and scripts, along with links to video tutorials and supplementary content that takes you deeper into your project.
The Raspberry Pi's most famous feature is its adaptability. It can be used for thousands of electronic applications, and using the Linux OS expands the functionality even more. This book helps you get the most from your Raspberry Pi, but it also gives you the fundamental engineering skills you need to incorporate any electronics into any project.Develop the Linux and programming skills you need to build basic applicationsBuild your inventory of parts so you can always "make it work"Understand interfacing, controlling, and communicating with almost any componentExplore advanced applications with video, audio, real-world interactions, and more
Be free to adapt and create with Exploring Raspberry Pi.
The CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide, 3rd Edition is your ideal solution for preparing for exams 220-901 and 220-902. The perfect companion to the CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, 3rd Edition this book provides you with extra review and reinforcement of key topics you'll see on the exam. The material is broken into two parts that each focus on a single exam, then organized by domain objective so you can quickly find the information you need most. This new third edition has been updated to reflect the revised exams, with the latest best practices and an emphasis on Windows 8/8.1 and mobile OSes. You also get access to the exclusive Sybex online learning environment featuring over 170 review questions, four bonus exams, 150 electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms — over 500 practice questions in all!
The CompTIA A+ certification is the essential computer technician credential, and is required by over 100 leading employers. This book gives you the review and practice you need to approach the exam with confidence.Brush up on PC hardware, laptops, printers, and mobile devicesReview the fundamentals of networking and securityDelve into the latest operating systems and operating proceduresTroubleshoot common IT issues, and learn the latest best practices
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.
Not only is building your own PC a really rewarding project, itcan also save you a nice chunk of cash. This step-by-step guidehelps you decide what you need, teaches you what all those computerterms mean, and tells you exactly how to put the pieces together.It shows you:What tools you need (not as many as you might think!)All about operating systemsHow to install CD and DVD drivesThe scoop on sound and video, and how to put a sound systemtogether from start to finishHow to connect a monitor and install a modemAll about setting up and configuring the hard driveSecrets for securing your system, and more
Included is a bonus DVD showing you how to install themotherboard, CPU, RAM, ports, hard drive, video and sound cards, aDVD drive, and more. With Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself ForDummies, you can have the computer you want plus thesatisfaction of doing it yourself!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
3D printing is no longer just a figment of yourimagination. This remarkable technology is coming to the masseswith the growing availability of 3D printers. 3D printers create3-dimensional layered models and they allow users to createprototypes that use multiple materials and colors. Thisfriendly-but-straightforward guide examines each type of 3Dprinting technology available today and gives artists,entrepreneurs, engineers, and hobbyists insight into the amazingthings 3D printing has to offer. You’ll discover methods forthe creation of 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners,and even photographs with the help of this timely ForDummies guide.Includes information on stereolithography, selective sintering,fused deposition, and granular binding techniquesCovers the potential for the transformation of production andmanufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property designcontrols, and the commoditization of traditional products frommagazines to material goodsWalks you through the process of creating a RepRap printerusing open-source designs, software, and hardwareAddresses the limitations of current 3D printing technologiesand provides strategies for improved success
3D Printing For Dummies is the must-have guide to makemanufacturing your own dynamic designs a dream come true!
Congratulations on becoming a proud owner of a Raspberry Pi! Following primers on getting your Pi up and running and programming with Python, the authors walk you through 16 fun projects of increasing sophistication that let you develop your Raspberry Pi skills. Among other things you will:Write simple programs, including a tic-tac-toe gameRe-create vintage games similar to Pong and Pac-ManConstruct a networked alarm system with door sensors and webcamsBuild Pi-controlled gadgets including a slot car racetrack and a door lockCreate a reaction timer and an electronic harmonographConstruct a Facebook-enabled Etch A Sketch-type gadget and a Twittering toy
Raspberry Pi Projects is an excellent way to dig deeper into the capabilities of the Pi and to have great fun while doing it.
Samsung Galaxy S9 For Dummies documents all the features and capabilities of this popular smartphone, approaching them from the point of view of a user who is perhaps a bit baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with the phone. All aspects of the device are covered, from setup and configuration, to extensive use of the new features and capabilities.
Whether you’re looking for approachable guidance on the basics like texting, e-mailing, and accessing the internet, or more advanced topics like downloading apps, synching with a PC, and expanding the phone’s potential with new software releases, this trusted resource covers it all.Take pictures, watch movies, and record videosUse maps and navigationStay connected on social networking sitesMake sense of software updates
You’ll want to keep this book close by, referring to it often as you explore the features and functions of your new Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone.
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.
The CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide is your complete solution for A+ exam preparation. Covering 100% of Exam 220-901 and Exam 220-902 objectives, this book gives you everything you need to ensure that you not only understand the basics of IT, but that you can demonstrate your understanding effectively. Now in its third edition, this guide has been updated to reflect the exam's new focus. Coverage includes the latest best practices, Windows 8/8.1 and mobile OSes, and an emphasis on the practical skills required on the job. Clear and concise, this book helps you solidify your understanding of crucial hardware and operating system maintenance and troubleshooting topics covered on the exam. You also gain access to the Sybex exclusive online interactive learning environment and test bank, featuring bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF glossary of the most important terms you need to understand.
The CompTIA A+ certification is the essential computer technician credential, and is required by over 100 leading employers. This book helps you prepare and practice so you can approach the exam with confidence, and pass with flying colors.Review the components of personal computers, laptops, and portable devicesUnderstand operating systems, networks, and securityGet up to speed on safety and environmental issuesPractice effective communication and the "soft skills" of professionalism
More than just a review of computer parts, this book covers everything you'll see on the exam. Why go in unprepared when you can have the Sybex advantage?
This book is for those who are new to the Raspberry Pi Zero ,Raspberry Pi 2 or Raspberry Pi 3 and have some experience with the original Raspberry Pi models, and even for those budding secret agents who would like to use Pi Zero as a secret agent toolbox. No programming experience is assumed. Suitable for the novice and expert alike, each topic provides a fast and easy way to get started with exciting applications, with practical examples in every chapter.What You Will LearnInstall and configure the Raspbian Jessie operating system for maximum mischiefDetect an intruder with motion detection or a laser trip wire and set off an alarmListen in to conversations from a distance over BluetoothDistort your voice in weird and wonderful waysTrack the Pi's whereabouts using GPSConnect your Pi to the mobile Internet using a 3G dongle and make yourself anonymous on the netDisplay secret messages and codes to fellow agents on a LED displayIn Detail
This book is for all mischievous Raspberry Pi owners who'd like to see their computer transform into a neat spy gadget to be used in a series of practical pranks and projects. No previous skills are required to follow along, and if you're completely new to Linux, you'll pick up much of the basics for free.
We'll help you set up your Raspberry Pi Zero , Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 and guide you through a number of pranks and secret agent techniques that are so inconspicuous yet high on mischief. You'll learn how to configure your operating system for maximum mischief and start exploring audio, video, or Wi-Fi techniques. We'll show you how to record, listen, or talk to people from a distance and how to set up your own phone network. Then, you'll plug in your webcam and set up a motion detector with an alarm and find out what the other computers on your Wi-Fi network are up to. Once you've mastered the techniques, we'll combine them with a battery pack and GPS for the ultimate off-road spy kit.Style and Approach
This easy-to-follow guide is for budding secret agents who want to create tools for mischief, stealth, and reconnaissance. It's full of fun, practical examples and easy-to-follow recipes, guaranteeing maximum mischief for all skill levels.
Calculations can be also tested against any standard subject textbook to compare the results.
Interactive Technology when used in the classroom can motivate passive students by encouraging their active participation where STEM subjects are ideally suited to Mobile Interactive Technology.
Students are more likely to be comfortable with technology they understand i.e. their phone and can interact with, often preferring 'Learning-by-Doing' over traditional pencil and paper methods.
Full colour graphics that are redrawn for every input change will make the learning experience more enjoyable and effective as it encourages experimentation of real world situations as almost any practical values are accepted.
Students who struggle to be fully engaged in normal classroom activity can often achieve the unexpected once sat in front of a digital screen where they can learn without the embarrassment of full class exposure.
Mobile Interactive Technology can bring any STEM textbook to life by inserting printed values from the book into their mobile device and comparing the results.
Colourful visual presentation assists the learning process as students will more likely remember, thereby increasing their personal confidence as they believe they are learning more as a result. Knowing the content is on their phone encourages them to dip-in in a spare moment more than open a traditional textbook.
Conclusion: Students will spend more time engaged with the Mobile Interactive Technology than with a traditional textbook.
For each topic group students can TEST THEIR UNDERSTANDING by considering an open question whereby their ease of answering will provide an indication of personal progress.
In this easy-to-follow book, electronics guru Simon Monk shows you how to create a wide variety of fun and functional gadgets with the Arduino Uno and Leonardo boards. Filled with step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, The TAB Book of Arduino Projects: 36 Things to Make with Shields and Proto Shields provides a cost estimate, difficulty level, and list of required components for each project. You’ll learn how to design custom circuits with Proto Shields and solder parts to the prototyping area to build professional-quality devices. Catapult your Arduino skills to the next level with this hands-on guide.
Build these and many more innovative Arduino creations:Persistence-of-vision (POV) display High-power LED controller Color recognizer RFID door lock Fake dog Person counter Laser alarm Theramin-like instrument FM radio receiver Email notifier Network temperature and humidity sensor Seven segment LED clock Larson scanner Conway's game of life Singing plant Ultrasonic rangefinder Temperature and light logger Autoranging capacitance meter Geiger counter
This book is targeted at embedded system developers and hobbyists who have some working knowledge of Arduino and who wish to extend their projects using wireless connectivity.What You Will LearnInteract with XBee boards using the XCTU program on Windows, OS X, or LinuxMake your Arduino boards communicate wirelessly, using XBee modules in the advanced API modeCentrally collect and store measured sensor data, in the cloud or your own databaseConnect the coordinator Arduino to the Internet and send data to web servicesControl your environment automatically, based on sensor input from your networkInteract with off-the-shelf ZigBee Home Automation devicesMake your devices battery-powered and let them sleep to get months or even years of battery lifeIn Detail
Arduino has been established as the de facto standard microcontroller programming platform, being used for one-off do-it-yourself projects as well as prototypes for actual products. By providing a myriad of libraries, the Arduino community has made it very easy to interact with pretty much any piece of hardware out there. XBee offers a great range of low-power wireless solutions that are easy to work with, by taking all of the complexity of wireless (mesh) networking out of your hands and letting you focus on what to send without worrying about the how. Building wireless sensor networks is cost-effective as well as efficient as it will be done with Arduino support.
The book starts with a brief introduction to various wireless protocols, concepts, and the XBee hardware that enables their use. Then the book expands to explain the Arduino boards to you, letting them read and send sensor data, collect that data centrally, and then even control your home from the Internet. Moving further more advanced topics such as interacting through the standard Zigbee Home Automation protocol, or making your application power-efficient are covered. By the end of the book, you will have all the tools needed to build complete, real-world solutions.Style and approach
A hands-on guide, featuring a single home automation project that can be built as described or with endless variations. Every step is illustrated with complete examples and screenshots, allowing you to build the examples swiftly.
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
Beginning C for Arduino, Second Edition will teach you:The C programming language How to use C to control a microcontroller and related hardware How to extend C by creating your own libraries, including an introduction to object-oriented programming
During the course of the book, you will learn the basics of programming, such as working with data types, making decisions, and writing control loops. You'll then progress onto some of the trickier aspects of C programming, such as using pointers effectively, working with the C preprocessor, and tackling file I/O. Each chapter ends with a series of exercises and review questions to test your knowledge and reinforce what you have learned.
It's an e-reader, it's a tablet, and it's hot! The NOOK Tablet offers all the advantages of an Android-based tablet, and this small-trim book is packed with information about how to use it. Learn to set up your NOOK Tablet, navigate the touchscreen, download and read e-books, access the Internet, use all the cool Android apps that are included, and much more. Find out how to create your own e-books, share books with others, listen to music or watch streaming video on your NOOK Tablet, personalize your tablet, add accessories, and take advantage of all it offers.Explains the hybrid e-reader/tablet concept and shows how to navigate the NOOK Tablet touchscreen, connect wirelessly, install software updates, and use the built-in web browser Covers reading e-books and how to adjust lighting and fonts for your reading comfort Guides you through shopping for and downloading e-books, watching streaming video from Netflix, Hulu, and other sources, and creating a slideshow of photos from your digital camera Shows how to side-load video and music from your computer, listen to audiobooks, and interact with NOOK Tablet using the built-in microphone Tells how to personalize your NOOK Tablet, share e-books, and use all the built-in Android-based apps
Just like the NOOK Tablet itself, NOOK Tablet For Dummies, Portable Edition is packed with everything you need to be NOOKing in no time!
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
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!
http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780750685184 for full-color Smith Charts and extra content!Completely updated but still contains its classic timeless informationTwo NEW chapters on RF Front-End Design and RF Design ToolsNot overly math intensive, perfect for the working RF and digital professional that need to build analog-RF-Wireless circuits
The main thrust of the material is analog circuitry, focusing on fundamental principles of transistors, integrated circuit and vacuum tube-based amplifier operation and theory, and operation of typical guitar signal processing effects circuits. Updated to the new edition include:
• New coverage of tone control circuits, MOSFETS and their applications as small-signal amplifiers, rail splitters and charge pumps, amplifiers using germanium transistors, and tube power amp design
• Expanded coverage of numerous subjects such as vacuum tube power supplies, the digital oscilloscope, Darlington and Sziklai transistors, and signal spectra and transfer function symmetry
• Additional examples of various circuits such as overdrive, distortion, chorus, delay, tremolo and auto-wah circuits as well as amplifier design
Electronics for Guitarists is ideal for the musician or engineer interested in analog signal processing. The material is also useful to general electronics hobbyists, technologists and engineers with an interest in guitar and music-related electronics applications.