15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius

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Date

June 1, 2011

Format

Electronic book text, 320 pages

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ISBN

0071755683 / 9780071755689

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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

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


Table of contents

Chapter 1 Trebuchet - with Laser Sight
Chapter 2 Coilgun
Chapter 3 Leaf Blower Mini-Gun
Chapter 4 Mini-Servo Laser Turret
Chapter 5 Working Ray Gun
Chapter 6 BB Gun Laser Sight
Chapter 7 Laser Security Beam
Chapter 8 Electric Fence
Chapter 9 Covert Tracking Device
Chapter 10 High Security Laser Voice Transmission
Chapter 11 Shocking Coil
Chapter 12 High Power LED Strobe
Chapter 13 Magnetic Levitation Device
Chapter 14 Spark Generator
Chapter 15 Microbot





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