Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Basic Hacks, Tools, and Techniques

    1. Chapter 1 How to Build a Portable Laptop Power Supply

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Project Demo
      4. Extensions
      5. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials
      6. Exhibit B: Power Pack Schematic
    2. Chapter 2 How to Build an Aquarium Inside a Macintosh

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Project Demo
      4. Extensions
      5. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials
    3. Chapter 3 How to Hack 802.11b Antennas

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions for Recycled Can 802.11b Antenna
      3. Hardware Assembly Instructions for Primestar Dish 802.11b Antenna
      4. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials for Recycled Can
      5. Exhibit B: Bill of Materials for Primestar Dish
    4. Chapter 4 How to Build a PC Water-Cooling System

      1. Project Overview
      2. Before You Start
      3. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      4. Project Demo
      5. Extensions
      6. Resources
      7. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials
    5. Chapter 5 How to Hack a Furby (and Other Talking Toys)

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Software Setup Instructions
      4. A Quick Overview of Assembly Language and C for the Hacked Furby
      5. Project Demo
      6. Extensions
      7. How to Hack a Generic Talking Toy
      8. Project Overview
      9. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      10. Project Demo
      11. Extensions
      12. Exhibit A: Furby Bill of Materials
      13. Exhibit B: Talking Toy Bill of Materials
      14. Exhibit C: Schematic for Building Your Own Board
    6. Chapter 6 How to Hack a Video Periscope for Your Car

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Extensions
      4. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials
      5. Exhibit B: Schematic Diagram for Power Supply
      6. Exhibit C: Schematic Diagram for RC Servo Driver
  2. Advanced Hacks, Tools, and Techniques

    1. Chapter 7 How to Build a Digital Video Recorder

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Software Setup Instructions
      4. Project Demo
      5. Extensions
      6. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials
      7. Exhibit B: Dedicated IR Remote Control Support Files
    2. Chapter 8 How to Hack a Building-Size Display

      1. Project Overview
      2. Small-Scale Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Large-Scale Hardware Assembly Instructions
      4. Software Setup Instructions
      5. Project Demo
      6. Wireless Extensions
      7. Exhibit A: Small-Scale Bill of Materials
      8. Exhibit B: Large-Scale Bill of Materials
      9. Exhibit C: Large-Scale Eight-Port Relay Driver
      10. Exhibit D: Large-Scale Digital Interface to Relay Driver
      11. Exhibit E: Small-Scale LED Driver Schematic
      12. Exhibit F: Small-Scale Shift Register Schematic
      13. Exhibit G: Small-Scale Connectors
      14. Exhibit H: Small-Scale LED Wiring
    3. Chapter 9 How to Build a Cubicle Intrusion Detection System

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Project Demo
      4. Extensions
      5. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials for Laser-Based System
      6. Exhibit B: Bill of Materials for Entry Alert–Based System
      7. Exhibit C: BasicStamp2 Software
      8. Exhibit D: Schematic Diagram for Laser-Based System
      9. Exhibit E: Schematic Diagram for Entry Alert–Based System
    4. Chapter 10 How to Build an Internet Toaster

      1. Project Overview
      2. Before You Start
      3. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      4. Software Setup Instructions
      5. Project Demo
      6. Extensions
      7. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials
      8. Exhibit B: TCU Firmware Code
      9. Exhibit C: Schematic Diagram for TCU
    5. Chapter 11 How to Build a Home Arcade Machine

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Troubleshooting
      4. Software Setup Instructions
      5. Project Demo
      6. Extensions
      7. Resources
      8. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials
      9. Exhibit B: Cabinet Plans
      10. Exhibit C: Control Panel Plans
      11. Exhibit D: Controls Schematic Diagram
    6. Chapter 12 How to Build a Remote Object Tracker

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Project Demo
      4. Extensions
      5. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials
      6. Exhibit B: Connection Cable Schematic Diagram
      7. Exhibit C: Tripmate Adapter Schematic Diagram
      8. Exhibit D: Gender Changer and Null-Modem Schematic
    7. Chapter 13 How to Make RC Cars Play Laser Tag

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Software Setup Instructions
      4. Project Demo
      5. Extensions
      6. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials
      7. Exhibit B: RC Car Hack Software Code
      8. Exhibit C: RC Car Controller Schematic Diagram
      9. Exhibit D: RC Car Radio Transmitter Schematic Diagram
    8. Chapter 14 How to Build a Wearable Computer

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Software Setup Instructions
      4. Project Demo
      5. Wearable System Examples
      6. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials
    9. Chapter 15 How to Build an Internet Coffeemaker

      1. Project Overview
      2. Hardware Assembly Instructions
      3. Software Setup Instructions
      4. Project Demo
      5. Extensions
      6. Exhibit A: Bill of Materials
      7. Exhibit B: Schematic Diagram
      8. Exhibit C: SitePlayer Code
  3. Appendixes

    1. Appendix A Schematic Capture Software

    2. Appendix B Communication

      1. Wired
      2. Wireless
    3. Appendix C Easy-to-Use Microcontroller Boards

    4. Appendix D Power Sources

      1. Batteries
      2. Solar Cells
      3. Generators
    5. Appendix E Resources

      1. References
      2. Materials
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