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

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TEAM ARDUINO UP WITH ANDROID FOR SOME MISCHIEVOUS FUN!

Filled with practical, do-it-yourself gadgets, Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius shows you how to create Arduino devices and control them with Android smartphones and tablets. Easy-to-find equipment and components are used for all the projects in the book.

This wickedly inventive guide covers the Android Open Application Development Kit (ADK) and USB interface and explains how to use them with the basic Arduino platform. Methods of communication between Android and Arduino that don't require the ADK--including sound, Bluetooth, and WiFi/Ethernet are also discussed. An Arduino ADK programming tutorial helps you get started right away.

Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius:

  • Contains step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations
  • Provides tips for customizing the projects
  • Covers the underlying principles behind the projects
  • Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed
  • Provides all source code on the book's website

Build these and other devious devices:

  • Bluetooth robot
  • Android Geiger counter
  • Android-controlled light show
  • TV remote
  • Temperature logger
  • Ultrasonic range finder
  • Home automation controller
  • Remote power and lighting control
  • Smart thermostat
  • RFID door lock
  • Signaling flags
  • Delay timer
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Publisher
McGraw Hill Professional
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Published on
Dec 12, 2011
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780071775977
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Microprocessors
Technology & Engineering / Telecommunications
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UNLEASH YOUR INNER MAD SCIENTIST!

"Wonderful. I learned a lot reading the detailed but easy to understand instructions."--BoingBoing

This wickedly inventive guide explains how to design and build 15 fiendishly fun electronics projects. Filled with photos and illustrations, 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius includes step-by-step directions, as well as a construction primer for those who are new to electronics projects.

Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this do-it-yourself book shows you how to create a variety of mischievous gadgets, such as a remote-controlled laser, motorized multicolored LEDs that write in the air, and a surveillance robot. You'll also learn to use the highly popular Arduino microcontroller board with three of the projects.

15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius:

Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Covers essential safety measures Reveals the scientific principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources

Build these devious devices to amaze your friends and confound your enemies!

Coil gun Trebuchet Ping pong ball minigun Mini laser turret Balloon-popping laser gun Touch-activated laser sight Laser-grid intruder alarm Persistence-of-vision display Covert radio bug Laser voice transmitter Flash bomb High-brightness LED strobe Levitation machine Snailbot Surveillance robot

Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze.

VIDEOS, PHOTOS, AND SOURCE CODE ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.DANGEROUSLYMAD.COM

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