15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius by Simon Monk

By Simon Monk

This wickedly artistic advisor explains how you can layout and construct 15 fiendishly enjoyable electronics tasks. packed with images and illustrations, 15 Dangerously Mad initiatives for the Evil Genius contains step by step instructions, in addition to a development primer in case you are new to electronics projects.

Using easy-to-find elements and gear, this homemade booklet exhibits you ways to create a number of mischievous contraptions, corresponding to a remote-controlled laser, motorized multicolored LEDs that write within the air, and a surveillance robotic. You'll additionally discover ways to use the hugely well known Arduino microcontroller board with 3 of the projects.

15 Dangerously Mad tasks for the Evil Genius: * beneficial properties step by step directions and valuable illustrations * Covers crucial protection measures * unearths the clinical ideas at the back of the initiatives * eliminates the disappointment factor--all required elements are indexed, in addition to sources</i>
Build those devious units to amaze your pals 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 exhibit * Covert radio trojan horse * Laser voice transmitter * Flash bomb * High-brightness LED strobe * Levitation computing device * Snailbot * Surveillance robotic
Each enjoyable, reasonably cheap Evil Genius venture contains a specified checklist of fabrics, assets for components, schematics, and plenty of transparent, well-illustrated directions for simple meeting. the bigger workbook-style structure and handy two-column structure make following the step by step directions a breeze.
VIDEOS, images, AND resource CODE can be found AT WWW.DANGEROUSLYMAD.COM
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Also, be careful not to overheat the chip while soldering. Try to do it quickly, pausing a few seconds after soldering each pin. After the chip (or socket), solder the small capacitors (C2 and C4) and the transistor. Again, check that the transistors are the right way around. Figure 4-15 The top of the stripboard with the resistors in place Chapter 4 Finally, we can solder the large capacitors (C1 and C3) into place, making sure the polarity is correct. The negative lead is the shorter of the two leads and often has a diamond next to it.

Do not put your hands or fingers into the leaf blower when it is on or even just plugged in. ■ Do not place your eye or anyone else’s into the gun’s line of fire. What You Will Need The components for this gun are all readily available. Leaf blowers are all slightly different, so you will probably have to modify this design to work with your particular leaf blower. Before buying the parts, however, read through the whole project and try out a few tests on your leaf blower to make sure it is suitable, and also to determine roughly what length of pipe you will need.

In the next chapter, we will continue with the theme of weapons and make ourselves a ferocious minigun. This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 3 Ping-Pong Ball Minigun PROJECT SIZE: SKILL LEVEL: Small ★✩✩✩ THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THE COIL GUN will not be powerful enough for the task that the Evil Genius has in mind. Sometimes you need to totally overwhelm your enemy with superior firepower. This minigun design will fire ten ping-pong balls per second at considerable speed. An entire magazine of 50 ping-pong balls can be emptied in just five seconds.

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