Linux Toys: 13 Cool Projects for Home, Office and Entertainment (ExtremeTech Series) / Edition 1

Linux Toys: 13 Cool Projects for Home, Office and Entertainment (ExtremeTech Series) / Edition 1

by Christopher Negus, Chuck Wolber
     
 

Chris and Chuck welcome you to the Linux toyshop

If the idea of remodeling an old laptop into a digital picture frame has your palms tingling, take this book home. That's one of thirteen cool projects these two experts will teach you to build using a PC, a few spare parts, and a little Linux. You can build single-use projects on an old PC, or simply add "Toys"

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Overview

Chris and Chuck welcome you to the Linux toyshop

If the idea of remodeling an old laptop into a digital picture frame has your palms tingling, take this book home. That's one of thirteen cool projects these two experts will teach you to build using a PC, a few spare parts, and a little Linux. You can build single-use projects on an old PC, or simply add "Toys" projects to your high-end Red Hat Linux box. Just be sure someone knows where you are — in case there's an emergency before you're finished.

The Toys

Each with a complete materials list and detailed, illustrated instructions

  1. Music jukebox
  2. Home video archive
  3. Television recorder/player
  4. Arcade game player
  5. Home network server
  6. Home broadcast center
  7. Temperature monitor
  8. Telephone answering center
  9. Mini ISP
  10. Web-hosting service
  11. DogHouse Linux with BSD games
  12. Toy car controller
  13. Digital picture frame

CD-Rom includes

  • Xmame classic console gaming player
  • WebVCRplus Web-based TV recording software
  • VOCP telephone answering and voice messaging software
  • Ffmpeg for recording and streaming audio/video
  • BSD-Games classic keyboard games package
  • Mplayer video player for Linux

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764525087
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/06/2003
Series:
ExtremeTech Series, #19
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: The Basics.

Chapter 1: Exploring Linux Toys.

Chapter 2: Finding Hardware and Software.

Part II: Entertainment Projects.

Chapter 3: Making a Music Jukebox.

Chapter 4: Building a Digital Home Video Archive.

Chapter 5: Building a Television Recorder/Player.

Chapter 6: Creating an Arcade Game Player.

Part III: Projects for the Home.

Chapter 7: Creating a Home Network.

Chapter 8: Making a Home Broadcast Center.

Chapter 9: Building a Temperature Monitor.

Chapter 10: Setting Up a Digital Receptionist.

Part IV: Small Business Opportunities.

Chapter 11: Be a Mini ISP.

Chapter 12: Be a Web-Hosting Service.

Part V: Just for Fun.

Chapter 13: Linux on a Floppy and BSD Games.

Chapter 14: Controlling Toy Cars.

Chapter 15: Creating a Digital Picture Frame.

Appendix A: Getting the Software.

Appendix B: ABCs of Using Linux.

Appendix C: Basics of Red Hat Linux Installation.

Index.

GNU General Public License.

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