Take This Stuff and Hack It!

Take This Stuff and Hack It!

by Dave Prochnow
     
 

TAKE THIS BOOK AND HACK IT!

Transform common household items into really cool stuff You don't need to be an electronics genius to get started turning everyday items into high-performing wonders. With how-to guru Dave Prochnow's step-by-step directions and fully illustrated plans, even beginners can hack their way to a high-tech home, cooler toys,

Overview

TAKE THIS BOOK AND HACK IT!

Transform common household items into really cool stuff You don't need to be an electronics genius to get started turning everyday items into high-performing wonders. With how-to guru Dave Prochnow's step-by-step directions and fully illustrated plans, even beginners can hack their way to a high-tech home, cooler toys, and less yard work.

MORE THAN 30 FASCINATING, FUN-TO-BUILD PROJECTS

Transform a vacuum cleaner into a home security system-or a toy. Hack an electric line trimmer that will mow your lawn for you. Computerize colored lights for seasonal decorations that make your neighbors' jaws drop. These are but a few of the more than 30 inventive and imaginative projects inside.

BUILD SKILLS AND CREATIVITY

Certain to fire your imagination-and start you plotting new, original, and even more creative wonders you can make from ordinary household items-Take This Stuff and Hack It! is the perfect gift for your inner inventor.

HACK THIS

  • Apple iPod
  • Bicycle
  • Digital and film cameras
  • Discarded cell phones, PDAs, etc.
  • Electric power from the sun
  • Furniture
  • Lawn mower
  • Robosapien
  • Roomba
  • Sony PSP
  • VW Beetle
  • And much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071477376
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
479
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dave Prochnow is an award-winning professional writer, editor, and contributor to numerous technical publications and is the Contributing Editor for Nuts and Volts and SERVO Magazine. He is the author of 27 nonfiction books, including the bestselling books The Official Robosapien Hacker's Guide and PSP Hacks, Mods, and Expansions, both published by McGraw-Hill. In 2001, Dave won the Maggie Award for writing the best how-to article in a consumer magazine. To learn more about Dave's books and other projects, visit his web site: www.pco2go.com.

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