By Simon Monk

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

Using easy-to-find elements and gear, this homemade booklet exhibits you the way to create quite a few mischievous devices, resembling 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: * positive aspects step by step directions and useful illustrations * Covers crucial safeguard measures * finds the medical ideas at the back of the tasks * eliminates the disappointment factor--all required elements are indexed, in addition to sources</i>
Build those devious units to amaze your mates 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 demonstrate * Covert radio malicious program * Laser voice transmitter * Flash bomb * High-brightness LED strobe * Levitation laptop * Snailbot * Surveillance robotic
Each enjoyable, low-cost Evil Genius venture encompasses a specified record of fabrics, resources for components, schematics, and many 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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Stretch out the sling in the runway, with the ball at the far end, so that the rope is straight and the loop is over the pin on the end of the throwing arm. Stand clear of the trebuchet and pull on the string to release the nail holding the throwing arm in place. The ball should sail off into the distance. Dispatch a minion to retrieve it and do it again, because it’s fun. Tuning the Trebuchet There are various things you can do to the trebuchet to squeeze the best performance out of the engine.

This project can also be combined with the project in the next chapter to allow the popping of balloons or the jumping of a can by the laser. WA R N I N G ! You should always take certain precautions when using lasers: ■ Never shine a laser into your eyes or anyone else’s. ■ Resist the temptation to check if the laser is on by peering into it. Always shine it onto a sheet of paper or some other light surface instead. What You Will Need To build this project, you will need the components shown in the Parts Bin on the next page.

This also has the effect of blocking most of the air that would otherwise flow around the pipes, thus maximizing the flow through the pipes. Step 1. Cut the Barrels The PVC pipe can be easily cut with a hacksaw. You will get a cleaner, more perpendicular edge if you use a large sturdy hacksaw, but if none is available, then a small hobby hacksaw will work fine. They should be cut to a length where one end Chapter 3 Figure 3-5 ■ Ping-Pong Ball Minigun 29 The minigun design of the barrel protrudes from the nozzle of the leaf blower by about an inch (25mm) and the other end stops about three inches from the air outlet of the blower (see Figure 3-5).

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