Geek House: 10 Hardware Hacking Projects for Around Home (ExtremeTech)

By Barry Press

From the storage to the lounge, Geek condominium offers hackers with 10 PC-based hacking tasks that aren't for the faint of center! Taking the DIY mentality to a complete new point, this ebook teaches techies the way to hack, customise, and alter everything-from their sprinkler platforms to the temperature in their barbecues Adventurous readers will dinner party on such initiatives as fitting a bar code stock procedure for DVDs or CDs, changing RS232 to instant, scheduling recording from any tv in the home, and making a handheld remote control finder better half website comprises the customized software program and resource code had to strength those geeky creations

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132 stock item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 stock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 net entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Extending the software program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred forty bankruptcy 7: Kitchen computing device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 undertaking Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 procedure Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 elements and Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 laptop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and forty four demonstrate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Keyboard, mouse, barcode, and printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred fifty Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred fifty Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 software program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 The recipe database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Extending the Kitchen computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred fifty five software program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and fifty five apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 02_579568 ftoc. qxd 4/4/05 6:07 PM web page xii xii Contents bankruptcy eight: automatic BBQ Temperature keep an eye on . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 undertaking Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 approach Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Actuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 elements and Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Actuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred seventy Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 exhibit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 software program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Actuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 demonstrate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 PID Loop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and eighty Extending the Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 half IV: within the storage and Out the Door bankruptcy nine: computerized Sprinkler regulate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 venture Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 procedure Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 components and Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Sensor and sensor interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Actuators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 software program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Sensor interface and information assortment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 hundred internet interface and XML processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Rule processing and output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 consumer interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 information logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Registry values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 HomeSeer programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 improvements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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