Enhance your Minecraft world by creating innovative devices and elements with Redstone. Minecraft Mastery: Build Your Own Redstone Contraptions and Mods reveals how to maximize the capabilities of this powerful, versatile red ore. Learn how to create logic gates, advanced mechanisms, and much more. You'll also find out how to host a Minecraft server, use the qCraft and Computer-Craft mods, and develop your own custom mods. Exponentially expand the dimensions of your world with help from this hands-on guide--the only limit is your imagination!
All code and example worlds from the book are available for download.
Matthew Monk (Preston, UK) is an experienced Minecraft player and author of the self-published eBook ComputerCraft: Lua Programming in Minecraft..
Dr. Simon Monk (Preston, UK) has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He is the bestselling author of Programming Arduino, Programming the Raspberry Pi, and other books.
Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics teaches by doing--each topic features fun, easy-to-follow projects. Discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters. The final chapter contains useful information on getting the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools.Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches Identify components and read schematic diagrams Understand the how and why of electronics theory Work with transistors, LEDs, and laser diode modules Power your devices with a/c supplies, batteries, or solar panels Get up and running on Arduino boards and pre-made modules Use sensors to detect everything from noxious gas to acceleration Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters Fix gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment
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
Many experienced programmers try to bend Python to fit patterns they learned from other languages, and never discover Python features outside of their experience. With this book, those Python programmers will thoroughly learn how to become proficient in Python 3.
This book covers:Python data model: understand how special methods are the key to the consistent behavior of objectsData structures: take full advantage of built-in types, and understand the text vs bytes duality in the Unicode ageFunctions as objects: view Python functions as first-class objects, and understand how this affects popular design patternsObject-oriented idioms: build classes by learning about references, mutability, interfaces, operator overloading, and multiple inheritanceControl flow: leverage context managers, generators, coroutines, and concurrency with the concurrent.futures and asyncio packagesMetaprogramming: understand how properties, attribute descriptors, class decorators, and metaclasses work
While the Photon--and its accompanying cloud platform--is designed as a ready-to-go foundation for product developers and manufacturers, it's great for Maker projects, as you'll see in this book. You'll learn how to get started with the free development tools, deploy your sketches over WiFi, and build electronic projects that take advantage of the Photon's processing power, cloud platform, and input/output pins. What's more, the Photon is backward-compatible with its predecessor, the Spark Core.
This thoroughly revised, easy-to-follow guide shows, step-by-step, how to create your own professional-quality PCBs using the latest versions of EAGLE. Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards, Second Edition, guides you through the process of developing a schematic, transforming it into a PCB layout, and submitting Gerber files to a manufacturing service to fabricate your finished board. Four brand-new chapters contain advanced techniques, tips, and features. Downloadable DIY projects include a sound level meter, Arduino shield, Raspberry Pi expansion board, and more!
• Install and configure EAGLE—including EAGLE v7.7.0
• Explore EAGLE’s screens and create schematic and board files
• Select the right components and launch your own projects
• Create scripts and User Language Programs that automate repetitive tasks
• Build your own libraries and parts and modify existing components
• Generate Gerber design files to submit for fabrication
• Solder through-hole PCBs and SMD boards
• Learn how to streamline your design thinking and workflow
• Design non-rectangular and custom-shaped boards
• Learn advanced techniques and take your boards to the next level
The Arduino is a simple microcontroller with an easy-to-learn programming environment, while the Raspberry Pi is a tiny Linux-based computer. This book clearly explains the differences between the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, when to use them, and to which purposes each are best suited.
Using these widely available and inexpensive platforms, you'll learn to control LEDs, motors of various types, solenoids, AC (alternating current) devices, heaters, coolers, displays, and sound. You'll even discover how to monitor and control these devices over the Internet. Working with solderless breadboards, you'll get up and running quickly, learning how to make projects that are as fun as they are informative. In Make: Action, you'll learn to:Build a can crusher using a linear actuator with your ArduinoHave an Arduino water your plantsBuild a personal traffic signal using LEDsMake a random balloon popper with ArduinoCool down your beverages with a thermostatic drink cooler you build yourselfUnderstand and use the PID control algorithmUse Raspberry Pi to create a puppet dance party that moves to your tweets!
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
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