15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius

15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius

Description

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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. Youll 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 factorall 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.

Table of contents

Contents......Page 10
Acknowledgments......Page 14
Introduction......Page 16
Evil Genius Project Descriptions and Ratings......Page 18
1 Coil Gun......Page 20
What You Will Need......Page 21
Assembly......Page 22
Test Firing......Page 27
Theory......Page 32
Summary......Page 33
2 Trebuchet......Page 34
What You Will Need......Page 35
Assembly......Page 36
Theory......Page 41
Summary......Page 42
3 Ping-Pong Ball Minigun......Page 44
What You Will Need......Page 45
Assembly......Page 46
Summary......Page 52
What You Will Need......Page 54
Assembly......Page 55
Theory......Page 64
Summary......Page 67
5 Balloon-Popping Laser Gun......Page 68
The Ray Gun......Page 69
The Balloon Popper......Page 72
Can Shooter......Page 76
Theory......Page 84
Summary......Page 85
What You Will Need......Page 86
Assembling the Sight......Page 87
Theory......Page 90
Summary......Page 91
7 Laser-Grid Intruder Alarm......Page 92
What You Will Need......Page 93
Assembly......Page 94
Installation......Page 98
Summary......Page 99
Arduino......Page 100
Persistence-of-Vision Display......Page 102
Motor Controller......Page 115
Putting It All Together......Page 119
Changing the Message......Page 121
Theory......Page 122
Summary......Page 125
9 Covert Radio Bug......Page 126
The Bug......Page 127
Assembly......Page 128
Using the Bug......Page 133
A Bug Detector......Page 134
Assembly......Page 136
Theory......Page 140
Summary......Page 141
The Receiver......Page 142
Assembly of the Receiver......Page 144
The Laser Transmitter......Page 149
Assembly of the Transmitter......Page 150
Theory......Page 156
Summary......Page 159
What You Will Need......Page 160
Assembly......Page 161
Theory......Page 165
Summary......Page 166
12 High-Brightness LED Strobe......Page 168
Assembly......Page 169
Theory......Page 176
Summary......Page 177
What You Will Need......Page 178
Assembly......Page 180
Theory......Page 189
Summary......Page 194
14 Light-Seeking Microbot......Page 196
Assembly (Robot)......Page 197
Assembly (Charger)......Page 201
Summary......Page 203
Assembly......Page 204
Assembling the Motor Drivers......Page 206
Assembling It All......Page 210
Theory......Page 217
Summary......Page 221
Circuits......Page 224
Components......Page 227
Tools......Page 230
Summary......Page 234
C......Page 236
L......Page 237
P......Page 238
T......Page 239
W......Page 240

Details

  • Author: Simon Monk
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • ISBN-10: 0071755675
  • ISBN-13: 9780071755672
  • Pages: 240
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 17.1M
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