High-Tech LEGO Projects
High Tech LEGO hijacks the MINDSTORMS EV3 revolution, showing you how to build creative technical inventions with practical applications. You'll learn to build a dynamic array of working devices for outdoor research, home security, spycraft, and more.
Among the book's 16 fascinating projects you'll find a motion-activated animal cam, a Morse code transmitter, a laser security fence, a motion-sensing radar detector, an automated insect trapper, and a heat-seeking infrared cannon. Welcome to a whole new world of building!
Every project brings together science, mechanics, electronics, optics, and software to create complex instruments for studying and measuring the world around you, all while maintaining the playfulness of LEGO. Each easy-to-follow model combines illustrated instructions with step-by-step guidance on the engineering methods at play. ...
Tiny Python Projects
A long journey is really a lot of little steps. The same is true when you're learning Python, so you may as well have some fun along the way! Written in a lighthearted style with entertaining exercises that build powerful skills, Tiny Python Projects takes you from amateur to Pythonista as you create 22 bitesize programs. Each tiny project teaches you a new programming concept, from the basics of lists and strings right through to regular expressions and randomness. Along the way you'll also discover how testing can make you a better programmer in any language.
Who says learning to program has to be boring? The 21 activities in this book teach Python fundamentals through puzzles and games. Not only will you be entertained with every exercise, but you'll learn about text manipulation, basic algorithms, and lists and dictionaries as you go. It's the ideal way for any Python newbie to gain confidence and experience.
The projects are tiny, but the rewards are big: each chapter ...
Arduino Cookbook, 3rd Edition
Want to create devices that interact with the physical world? This cookbook is perfect for anyone who wants to experiment with the popular Arduino microcontroller and programming environment. You'll find more than 200 tips and techniques for building a variety of objects and prototypes such as IoT solutions, environmental monitors, location and position-aware systems, and products that can respond to touch, sound, heat, and light.
Updated for the Arduino 1.8 release, the recipes in this third edition include practical examples and guidance to help you begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away - whether you're an engineer, designer, artist, student, or hobbyist.
Get up to speed on the Arduino board and essential software concepts quickly; Learn basic techniques for reading digital and analog signals; Use Arduino with a variety of popular input devices and sensors; Drive visual displays, generate sound, and control several types of motors; Connect Arduino to wired and wir ...
With the increasing complexity of embedded systems seen over the past few years, developers are looking for ways to manage them easily by solving problems without spending a lot of time on finding supported peripherals. MicroPython is an efficient and lean implementation of the Python 3 programming language, which is optimized to run on microcontrollers. MicroPython Projects will guide you in building and managing your embedded systems with ease.
This book is a comprehensive project-based guide that will help you build a wide range of projects and give you the confidence to design complex projects spanning new areas of technology such as electronic applications, automation devices, and IoT applications. While building seven engaging projects, you'll learn how to enable devices to communicate with each other, access and control devices over a TCP/IP socket, and store and retrieve data. The complexity will increase progressively as you work on different projects, covering areas such a ...
Full-Stack React Projects, 2nd Edition
Full-Stack React Projects will take you through the process of preparing the development environment for MERN stack-based web development, creating a basic skeleton app, and extending it to build six different web apps. You'll build apps for social media, classrooms, media streaming, online marketplaces with real-time bidding, and web-based games with virtual reality features. Throughout the book, you'll learn how MERN stack web development works, extend its ...
The Project Managers Guide to Microsoft Project 2019
This guide is an all-in-one training resource and reference that covers all versions found in the Microsoft Project 2019 suite. It is not a "how-to" manual covering the features and functions of the software, but is designed to explain and demonstrate why those features and functions are important to you as a project manager, allowing you to maximize the value of Microsoft Project 2019.
Each aspect of project-manager-specific coverage was selectively compiled by author and Microsoft Project expert Cicala over more than two decades of consulting, project management training, and managing real-world projects using Microsoft Project. Readers will appreciate the robust index and intuitively organized and learning-oriented chapters, and sub-sections for quick reference and problem solving. "Try it" exercises at the close of every chapter help ensure understanding of the content. ...
Practical Rust Projects
Go beyond the basics and build complete applications using the Rust programming language. The applications in this book include a high-performance web client, a microcontroller (for a robot, for example), a game, an app that runs on Android, and an application that incorporates AI and machine learning.
Each chapter will be organized in the following format: what this kind of application looks like; requirements and user stories of our example program; an introduction to the Rust libraries used; the actual implementation of the example program, including common pitfalls and their solutions; and a brief comparison of libraries for building each application, if there is no clear winner.
Practical Rust Projects will open your eyes to the world of practical applications of Rust. After reading the book, you will be able to apply your Rust knowledge to build your own projects.
Write Rust code that runs on microcontrollers; Build a 2D game; Create Rust-based mobile Android applicati ...
Practical MATLAB Deep Learning
Harness the power of MATLAB for deep-learning challenges. This book provides an introduction to deep learning and using MATLAB's deep-learning toolboxes. You'll see how these toolboxes provide the complete set of functions needed to implement all aspects of deep learning.
Along the way, you'll learn to model complex systems, including the stock market, natural language, and angles-only orbit determination. You'll cover dynamics and control, and integrate deep-learning algorithms and approaches using MATLAB. You'll also apply deep learning to aircraft navigation using images.
Finally, you'll carry out classification of ballet pirouettes using an inertial measurement unit to experiment with MATLAB's hardware capabilities.
Explore deep learning using MATLAB and compare it to algorithms; Write a deep learning function in MATLAB and train it with examples; Use MATLAB toolboxes related to deep learning; Implement tokamak disruption prediction. ...
Raspberry Pi Projects Book, Volume 5
The Raspberry Pi is loved the world over by educators and makers thanks to its tiny size and endless possibilities. Find out why it's loved and how to use it with the latest official Projects Book - we've managed to stuff the fifth edition with another 200 pages of inspiring projects, practical tutorials, and definitive reviews.
Learn all about the latest model: Raspberry Pi 4; Get involved with the amazing Raspberry Pi community; Be inspired by incredible projects made by other people; Learn how to make with your Raspberry Pi with our help; Find out about the top kits and accessories for your Pi projects; And much, much more! ...
Python Machine Learning Projects
As machine learning is increasingly leveraged to find patterns, conduct analysis, and make decisions - sometimes without final input from humans who may be impacted by these findings - it is crucial to invest in bringing more stakeholders into the fold. This book of Python projects in machine learning tries to do just that: to equip the developers of today and tomorrow with tools they can use to better understand, evaluate, and shape machine learning to help ensure that it is serving us all.
This book will set you up with a Python programming environment if you don't have one already, then provide you with a conceptual understanding of machine learning in the chapter "An Introduction to Machine Learning." What follows next are three Python machine learning projects. They will help you create a machine learning classifier, build a neural network to recognize handwritten digits, and give you a background in deep reinforcement learning through building a bot for Atari. ...
Real-World Software Development
Explore the latest Java-based software development techniques and methodologies through the project-based approach in this practical guide. Unlike books that use abstract examples and lots of theory, Real-World Software Development shows you how to develop several relevant projects while learning best practices along the way.
With this engaging approach, junior developers capable of writing basic Java code will learn about state-of-the-art software development practices for building modern, robust and maintainable Java software. You'll work with many different software development topics that are often excluded from software develop how-to references.
Featuring real-world examples, this book teaches you techniques and methodologies for functional programming, automated testing, security, architecture, and distributed systems. ...