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The Arduino Inventor's Guide
The Arduino Inventor's Guide

The Arduino microcontroller makes it easy to learn about electronics, but it can be hard to know where to start. The 10 projects in this book will teach you to build, code, and invent with the super-smart Arduino and a handful of parts. First, you'll master the basics with a primer that explains how a circuit works, how to read a wiring schematic, and how to build and test projects with a solderless breadboard. Then you'll learn how to make your hardware move, buzz, flash, and interact with the world using motors, LEDs, sensors, and more as you build these 10 projects:The classic first Arduino project: blinking an LED;A miniature traffic light;An LED screen that displays animated patterns and shapes;A fast-paced button-smashing game to test your reflexes;A light-sensitive, color-changing night-light;A challenging ball-balancing game;A temperature-sensing mini greenhouse with an automated fan and vent;A motorized ...
Arduino Playground
Arduino Playground

You've mastered the basics, conquered the soldering iron, and programmed a robot or two; now you've got a set of skills and tools to take your Arduino exploits further. But what do you do once you've exhausted your to-build list? Arduino Playground will show you how to keep your hardware hands busy with a variety of intermediate builds, both practical and just-for-fun. Advance your engineering and electronics know-how as you work your way through these 10 complex projects:A reaction-time game that leverages the Arduino's real-time capabilities;A tool for etching your own printed circuit boards;A regulated, variable-voltage power supply;A kinetic wristwatch winder decked out with LEDs;A garage parking assistant that blinks when your vehicle is perfectly parked;A practical and colorful pH meter;A ballistic chronograph that can measure the muzzle velocity of BB, Airsoft, and pellet guns;A battery saver that prevents a ...
The Hardware Hacker
The Hardware Hacker

For over a decade, Andrew "bunnie" Huang, one of the world's most esteemed hackers, has shaped the fields of hacking and hardware, from his cult-classic book Hacking the Xbox to the open-source laptop Novena and his mentorship of various hardware startups and developers. In The Hardware Hacker, Huang shares his experiences in manufacturing and open hardware, creating an illuminating and compelling career retrospective. Huang's journey starts with his first visit to the staggering electronics markets in Shenzhen, with booths overflowing with capacitors, memory chips, voltmeters, and possibility. He shares how he navigated the overwhelming world of Chinese factories to bring chumby, Novena, and Chibitronics to life, covering everything from creating a Bill of Materials to choosing the factory to best fit his needs. Through this collection of personal essays and interviews on topics ranging from the legality of reverse engineering to a comparison of intellectual property practices b ...
Gray Hat C#
Gray Hat C#

Learn to use C#'s powerful set of core ­libraries to automate tedious yet important tasks like fuzzing, performing vulnerability scans, and analyzing malware. With some help from Mono, you'll write your own practical security tools that will run on Windows, OS X, Linux, and even mobile devices. After a crash course in C# and some of its advanced features, you'll learn how to: Generate shellcode in Metasploit to create cross-platform and cross-architecture payloads; Automate Nessus, OpenVAS, and sqlmap to scan for vulnerabilities and exploit SQL injections; Write a .NET decompiler for OS X and Linux; Parse and read offline registry hives to dump system information; Automate the security tools Arachni and Metasploit using their MSGPACK RPCs. Streamline and simplify your workday by making the most of C#'s extensive repertoire of powerful tools and libraries with Gray Hat C#. ...
Serious Cryptography
Serious Cryptography

This practical guide to modern encryption breaks down the fundamental mathematical concepts at the heart of cryptography without shying away from meaty discussions of how they work. You'll learn about authenticated encryption, secure randomness, hash functions, block ciphers, and public-key techniques such as RSA and elliptic curve cryptography. You'll also learn: Key concepts in cryptography, such as computational security, attacker models, and forward secrecy; The strengths and limitations of the TLS protocol behind HTTPS secure websites; Quantum computation and post-quantum cryptography; About various vulnerabilities by examining numerous code examples and use cases; How to choose the best algorithm or protocol and ask vendors the right questions. Each chapter includes a discussion of common implementation mistakes using real-world examples and details what could go wrong and how to avoid these pitfalls. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a beginner looking to dive i ...
Attacking Network Protocols
Attacking Network Protocols

Attacking Network Protocols is a deep dive into network protocol security from James ­Forshaw, one of the world's leading bug ­hunters. This comprehensive guide looks at networking from an attacker's perspective to help you discover, exploit, and ultimately ­protect vulnerabilities. You'll start with a rundown of networking basics and protocol traffic capture before moving on to static and dynamic protocol analysis, common protocol structures, cryptography, and protocol security. Then you'll turn your focus to finding and exploiting vulnerabilities, with an overview of common bug classes, fuzzing, debugging, and exhaustion attacks. Learn how to: Capture, manipulate, and replay packets; Develop tools to dissect traffic and reverse engineer code to understand the inner workings of a network protocol; Discover and exploit vulnerabilities such as memory corruptions, authentication bypasses, and denials of service; Use capture and analysis tools like ­Wireshark and develop your ow ...
Python Crash Course
Python Crash Course

Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time. In the first half of the book, you'll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You'll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you'll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders - inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python's super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online. As you work through Python Crash Course you'll learn how to:Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal;Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game pro ...
Python Playground
Python Playground

Python is a powerful programming language that's easy to learn and fun to play with. But once you've gotten a handle on the basics, what do you do next? Python Playground is a collection of imaginative programming projects that will inspire you to use Python to make art and music, build simulations of real-world phenomena, and interact with hardware like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. You'll learn to use common Python tools and libraries like numpy, matplotlib, and pygame to do things like. Programming shouldn't be a chore. Have some solid, geeky fun with Python Playground. ...
Statistics Done Wrong
Statistics Done Wrong

Scientific progress depends on good research, and good research needs good statistics. But statistical analysis is tricky to get right, even for the best and brightest of us. You'd be surprised how many scientists are doing it wrong. Statistics Done Wrong is a pithy, essential guide to statistical blunders in modern science that will show you how to keep your research blunder-free. You'll examine embarrassing errors and omissions in recent research, learn about the misconceptions and scientific politics that allow these mistakes to happen, and begin your quest to reform the way you and your peers do statistics. ...
Designing BSD Rootkits
Designing BSD Rootkits

Though rootkits have a fairly negative image, they can be used for both good and evil. Designing BSD Rootkits arms you with the knowledge you need to write offensive rootkits, to defend against malicious ones, and to explore the FreeBSD kernel and operating system in the process. Organized as a tutorial, Designing BSD Rootkits will teach you the fundamentals of programming and developing rootkits under the FreeBSD operating system. Author Joseph Kong's goal is to make you smarter, not to teach you how to write exploits or launch attacks. You'll learn how to maintain root access long after gaining access to a computer and how to hack FreeBSD. Kongs liberal use of examples assumes no prior kernel-hacking experience but doesn't water down the information. All code is thoroughly described and analyzed, and each chapter contains at least one real-world application. ...
The Official ScratchJr Book
The Official ScratchJr Book

ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads and Android tablets. Inspired by Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used by millions of children worldwide, ScratchJr helps even younger kids create their own playful animations, interactive stories, and dynamic games. The Official ScratchJr Book is the perfect companion to this free app and makes coding easy and fun for all. Kids learn to program by connecting blocks of code to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Each chapter includes several activities that build on one another, culminating in a fun final project. ...
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