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Being a huge fan of zombies and anything apocalyptic, I was excited when I was offered the chance to review The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse: Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi. Weaving a (hopefully) fictional idea that the zombies have taken over the earth with instructions to crafting essential electronics to help you survive. If you like making things, then you will enjoy this book.
The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Publisher: No Starch Press
Author: Simon Monk
Publication Date: October 2015
Specs: 296 pp.
About the Author
Simon Monk is a full-time author and maker who writes mostly about electronics for makers. Some of his better-known books include Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, The Raspberry Pi Cookbook, Hacking Electronics, and Practical Electronics for Inventors (co-author). He also contributes to MagPi magazine, and wrote Minecraft Mastery with his son, Matthew Monk.
Everything you would need to know to survive the undead is in this book. It is definitely an item you want to include in your Bug Out Bag/Emergency survival gear. The book covers everything from identifying basic zombie types to crafting essential electronics.
Take charge of the environment:
- Monitor zombie movements with trip wires and motion sensors
- Keep vigilant watch over the compound with surveillance cameras
- Power anti-zombie systems with car batteries, bicycle generators, and solar power
Escape imminent danger:
- Repurpose old disposable cameras for zombie-distracting flashbangs
- Open doors remotely for a successful sprint home
- Prevent disasters with fire and smoke detectors
Communicate with other survivors:
- Hail nearby humans with Morse code
- Pass silent messages with two-way vibration walkie-talkies
- Scan radio stations with an automatic frequency hopper
The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse: Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi is available in fine bookstores everywhere, from http://www.oreilly.com/nostarch, directly from No Starch Press: http://www.nostarch.com, as well as Amazon.com.
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