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Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more using Arduino

Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational exercises that gradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, the book shares best practices in programming and design that you can apply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serve as a useful reference for future projects even after you've mastered all the topics in the book.

  • Includes a number of projects that utilize different capabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with external hardware
  • Features chapters that build upon each other, tying in concepts from previous chapters to illustrate new ones
  • Includes aspects that are accompanied by video tutorials and other multimedia content 
  • Covers electrical engineering and programming concepts, ...
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Amazon Echo

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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Amazon Echo (Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon Echo 2016, user manual, web services, Free books, Free Movie, Alexa Kit)

Amazon Echo is a speaker, voice assistant, smart home device, music player, math genius, news reporter, and so much more. No actual words can really describe what this new device is. It was created by Amazon, and has been a hot topic since July 2015. It was first launched in late 2014, but it wasn’t available to the public until late June of 2015. "A Perfect 10" is what critics are calling the new device that has captured the attention of audiences young and old. It's new, different, and unbelievable. It's the brilliant invention that has brought a new meaning to modern technology: the Amazon Echo. This guide will give you the essential information that you need to release your Amazon Echo’s full potential. This guide will explain how to carry out the basic setup of your Echo. It will detail some of the most popular features that the device offers and the operations it can perform. It will give you a run down and explanation...
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Pass the First Time.

The CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-401 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201 and SY0-301 study guides, which have helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it.

After a comprehensive review by ProCert Labs, the SY0-401 version has been certified as CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) and covers every aspect of the SY0-401 exam. It includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he’s honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content.

You’ll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what’s important.

Over 400 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you ...
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The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory.

Man has handed over stewardship of the Earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth, living in the Moscow Metro - the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters, or the need to repulse enemy incursion.

VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line, one of the Metro's best stations and secure. But a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro to alert everyone to the danger and to get help. He holds the future of his station in his hands, ...
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Billions of you have watched their videos and millions of you have followed them on social media.

So here we go; it's time to back up because YouTube superstars, The Sidemen, are finally here in book form and they're dishing the dirt on each other as well as the YouTube universe.

There's nowhere to hide as the guys go in hard on their living habits, their football ability, and their dodgy clobber, while also talking Fifa, Vegas and superheroes. They'll also give you their grand house tour, letting you in on a few secrets, before showing you their hall of fame, as well as revealing some of their greatest shames.

Along the way you'll learn how seven of the world's biggest YouTube stars started off with nothing more than a computer console, a PC and a bad haircut before joining forces to crush the internet. And they'll tell you just how they did it (because they're nice like that) with their ultimate guide to YouTube while also sharing their memories of recording their favourite videos as well as a typical day in the life of The Sidemen.

You'll feel like you're with them every step of the way, smelling the 'sweet' aroma of the boys' favourite dish...
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An updated guide to programming your own Raspberry Pi projects

Learn to create inventive programs and fun games on your powerful Raspberry Pi―with no programming experience required. This practical book has been revised to fully cover the new Raspberry Pi 2, including upgrades to the Raspbian operating system. Discover how to configure hardware and software, write Python scripts, create user-friendly GUIs, and control external electronics. DIY projects include a hangman game, RGB LED controller, digital clock, and RasPiRobot complete with an ultrasonic rangefinder.

  • Updated for Raspberry Pi 2
  • Set up your Raspberry Pi and explore its features 
  • Navigate files, folders, and menus 
  • Write Python programs using the IDLE editor 
  • Use strings, lists, functions, and dictionaries 
  • Work with modules, classes, and methods 
  • Create user-friendly games using Pygame 
  • Build intuitive user interfaces with Tkinter 
  • Attach external electronics through the GPIO port 
  • Add powerful Web features to your projects
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