51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius

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

Give your friends and family the shock of their lives! 51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius has everything you need to pull devastatingly funny (and safe!) technical pranks. From the “evasive beeping thing” to “rats in the walls” to the “rigged lie detector,” you’ll find a plethora of pranks that will feed your inner hacker while you create a state of utter confusion around you! Using easy-to-find parts and tools that all Evil Geniuses can get their hands on, these well-played yet harmless pranks will confound your unsuspecting targets every time. Plus, every gadget can be mixed and matched, allowing you to create hundreds of larger, even more twisted evil prank devices! 51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius gives you:

  • Instructions and plans for 51 simple-to-advanced projects, complete with 200 how-to illustrations that let you build each device visually
  • Frustration-factor removal—all the needed parts are listed, along with sources
  • Video links to many of the practical jokes on YouTube.com

51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius provides you with all the instructions, parts lists, and sources you need to pull hilarious pranks, such as:

  • Evasive random beeping things
  • Dripping faucet simulator
  • Hungry garbage can critter
  • Humungous dropping spider
  • Horrible computer failure
  • TV remote control jammer
  • Possessed animatronic doll
  • Flying Ouija board
  • Voices from the grave
  • The barbecue box
  • Ultrasimple pulse shocker
  • Disposable camera taser
  • Ghost door knocker
  • Radio station blocker
  • And many more!
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About the author

Brad Graham is a network engineer, electronics technician,welder,web developer, robotics developer, computer programmer, and inventor. He is coauthor of Atomic Zombie’s Bicycle Builders Bonanza (0-07-142267-6), 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius (0-07-146894-3), and other titles. Kathy McGowan is a bicycle, robotics, and electronics enthusiast and manages the daily operations of a hi-tech company.
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Publisher
McGraw Hill Professional
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Published on
Oct 10, 2007
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9780071595520
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Language
English
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Genres
Technology & Engineering / Telecommunications
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This content is DRM protected.
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CREATE FIENDISHLY FUN tinyAVR MICROCONTROLLER PROJECTS

This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to conceptualize, build, and program 34 tinyAVR microcontroller devices that you can use for either entertainment or practical purposes. After covering the development process, tools, and power supply sources, tinyAVR Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius gets you working on exciting LED, graphics LCD, sensor, audio, and alternate energy projects.

Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this hands-on guide helps you build a solid foundation in electronics and embedded programming while accomplishing useful--and slightly twisted--projects. Most of the projects have fascinating visual appeal in the form of large LED-based displays, and others feature a voice playback mechanism. Full source code and circuit files for each project are available for download.

tinyAVR Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius:

Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Allows you to customize each project for your own requirements Offers full source code for all projects for download

Build these and other devious devices:

Flickering LED candle Random color and music generator Mood lamp VU meter with 20 LEDs Celsius and Fahrenheit thermometer RGB dice Tengu on graphics display Spinning LED top with message display Contactless tachometer Electronic birthday blowout candles Fridge alarm Musical toy Batteryless infrared remote Batteryless persistence-of-vision toy

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.

Make Great Stuff!
TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

CREATE RADICAL NEW RIDES WITH THESE OUTLANDISH PROJECTS!,/p>

Want to take your evil talents on the road? Bike, Scooter, and Chopper Projects for the Evil Genius has everything you need to morph your old, unwanted wheels into fabulous, fully functional vehicles. Now you can fuel your artistic side, conserve energy, and get where you need to go with serious attitude!

Dozens of pictures throughout the building process help you create these rad rides, some that you power yourself and some that will propel you for extensive distances with just the push of a button, running on inexpensive power obtained from a wall socket or the sun. Each project can be modified, mixed together, and customized, enabling you to create literally hundreds of new devices-the only limit is your imagination!

Features illustrated instructions and plans for more than 13 highly detailed projects, all of which can be built using easily available parts and a few basic tools. Shows you how to completely dismantle a standard bicycle in order to twist it into something much more evil. Gives you alternative design ideas that leave room for you to mix or change the projects to suit your own evil agenda. Learn new skills and look cool - this book is for everyone with a desire to chop and create. Garage hackers unite!

Regardless of your skill level, Bike, Scooter, and Chopper Projects for the Evil Genius will arm you with the skills you need in order to churn out your very own evil rides. Have a look at what is on our Evil Genius drawing board...

Attitude and Style

Gladiator Chopper Trike Old Skool Attitude The Whipper Snapper

Speed and Comfort

StreetFox Tadpole Trike DeltaWolf Racing Trike Little Warrior Trike

Alternative Transportation

Ucan2 HandCycle SpinCycle Vortex SkyStyle Tallbike

Electric Power

Sparky MiniBike LongRanger Bike Silent Speedster Kids Electric Trike
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