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Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age
Inside the Machine
Art and Invention in the Electronic Age
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393083594
In a visual history of the electronic age, the brilliant innovations of the 20th century are brought to life through art and images of electronics, tracing the advances and practical revolutions in automation, bionics, computer language and cybernetics.
20 Easy Raspberry PI Projects: Toys, Tools, Gadgets, and More!
20 Easy Raspberry PI Projects
Toys, Tools, Gadgets, and More!
Paperback      ISBN: 1593278438
"A beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects for Raspberry Pi, suited for kids, parents, educators, and hobbyists. Each project provides step-by-step instructions, full-color photos and circuit diagrams, and the complete code"--
Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius
Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius
Paperback      ISBN: 0071790594
More Evil. More Ingenious. More FUN! Tackle the 35 Biggest, Baddest, Most Powerful Electronics Projects Ever Assembled in a Single Guide The amped-up second edition of Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius delivers 35 projects so awesomely huge and challenging, only a madman (or woman) would attempt them. Amaze people with your skills (and test your sanity) by taking on fun and exciting projects, including: Black Hole Generator, 50-Watt CO2 Laser, Bird Feeder Squirrel Shocker, 10 to 12-Foot Spark Tesla Coil, High-Output Ozone Generator, and 30 others -- all presented with the clear descriptions, detailed schematics, and plentiful illustrations that make Evil Genius books favorites of electronics hobbyists, gadget freaks, engineers, and science fair competitors everywhere. - Each project features complete instructions, detailed parts lists, tool bins, safety tips, and more - Includes access to exclusive online content, including videos, schematics, and more - All devices in the book can be built for a fraction of the finished items' purchase price
Intelligent Video Surveillance: Systems and Technology
Intelligent Video Surveillance
Systems and Technology
Hardcover      ISBN: 1439813280
With recent advancements in video surveillance that can autonomously recognize people, detect movements, and identify targeted activities in real time, this volume examines the fundamental principles of current intelligent video surveillance systems, their algorithmic design, and system implementation issues, for new and experienced practitioners and researchers, educators, and students. Ma, a research scientist and electrical engineer, and Qian (electrical engineering, Arizona State U., Tempe) compile 17 chapters by electrical engineers, computer scientists, and others working in industry and academia in the US and Europe, who discuss background modeling, object-people detection, and tracking; techniques for activity recognition; multi-camera systems; and applications of intelligent video surveillance systems such as searching for people, soft biometrics, target tracking and geo-localization from an airborne platform, and 3D urban surveillance site reconstruction. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Complete Guide to Drones: Whatever Your Budget
The Complete Guide to Drones
Whatever Your Budget
Paperback      ISBN: 1577151321
Welcome to the world of drones! Complete customizable with your needs, budget, and sense of adventure. This book will show you everything you could ever want to know about buying and flying your first drones. From getting to grips with the jargon you'll need to speak to other flyers, to how you can design and build your own drone with advanced features like live video feedback and programmable autopilot. You'll even learn how to read a sectional chart (that's a pilot's map-see, you're learning already!) This book is your gateway to the fun (and the learning) that awaits, and it'll keep you safe in the skies too.
Rust: The Longest War
The Longest War
Paperback      ISBN: 1451691602
An environmental journalist traces the historical war against rust, revealing how rust-related damage costs more than all other natural disasters combined and how it is combated by industrial workers, the government, universities, and everyday people.
62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer: And Other Discarded Electronics
62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer
And Other Discarded Electronics
Paperback      ISBN: 0761152431
Presents step-by-step instructions for repurposing a variety of electronic appliances and equipment, including computers, cell phones, and scanners, into other items.
Home Basics Electrical Made Easy
Home Basics Electrical Made Easy
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558708960
Do It Yourself ... Easy! Every homeowner knows that if you wait long enough, a home project will pop up. Whether out of need (broken light switch), or because of a want (a dimmer switch to improve the ambience), there are always electrical projects around the house. For most homeowners, household fix-it projects aren't a daily occurrence, and the knowledge to perform even some of the simplest projects isn't common knowledge. For author Ron Hazleton, these projects are daily occurrences and in this book he walks you, step-by-step, through the most basic and most common electrical projects all homeowners will encounter. Even if you've never picked up a screwdriver, you'll be able to easily follow the steps to electrical home repairs and improvements. Projects in this book include: - Adding a new outlet or switch - Install low-voltage outdoor lighting - Replacing a light fixture - Install a programmable thermostat - Install a ceiling fan
The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering: Infrastructure and Technology in the Modern Landscape
The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering
Infrastructure and Technology in the Modern Landscape
Paperback      ISBN: 1554077087
An illustrated field guide to the technology that keeps our cities and towns working. The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering is a useful identification tool to the mysteries of how our cities are built and work. Each spread identifies an example of urban engineering and describes what it is, how it works and why it is there. Annotated diagrams explain the technology, and location maps indicate noteworthy real-world examples. Most importantly for spotters, the book gives advice on how to identify these features and tips on where to spot them. The book covers the main areas of engineering infrastructure. Concise descriptions begin with a brief introduction, a timeline tracing that area's development and a synopsis of facts and figures. More than 300 illustrations and a durable flexibound format allow for easy reference in the field. The book covers: - Managing raw materials, including mining, agriculture, waterworks and manufacturing - Making power, including electricity grids, oil and gas extraction and distribution, and renewable energy - Transport, including highways, railways, bridges, tunnels, canals and aviation - Communications, including telephone, radio, television, satellites and digital technology - Waste, including sewers, industrial and residential waste management, recycling. The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering provides lay readers with a fascinating introduction to the technology that underpins modern life. Those contemplating a career in civil engineering will find the book of particular interest.