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Geek House: 10 Hardware Hacking Projects for Around Home

Geek House: 10 Hardware Hacking Projects for Around Home

Barry Press, Marcia Press

ISBN: 978-0-764-57956-1

May 2005

304 pages

Select type: Paperback

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  • From the garage to the living room, Geek House provides hackers with 10 PC-based hardware hacking projects that are not for the faint of heart!
  • Taking the DIY mentality to a whole new level, this book teaches techies how to hack, customize, and modify everything-from their sprinkler systems to the temperature of their barbecues
  • Adventurous readers will feast on such projects as installing a bar code inventory system for DVDs or CDs, converting RS232 to wireless, scheduling recording from any television in the house, and creating a remote control finder
  • Companion Web site includes the custom software and source code needed to power these geeky creations


Part I: In the Basement.

Chapter 1: X-10 Under the Hood.

Chapter 2:Wireless RS-232 Link.

Part II: In the Den or Family Room.

Chapter 3: Home Television Server.

Chapter 4: Security Monitoring.

Chapter 5: Television Mute on Phone Ring.

Part III: In the Kitchen and Dining.

Chapter 6: Anything Inventory.

Chapter 7: Kitchen PC.

Chapter 8: Automated BBQ Temperature Control.

Part IV: In the Garage and Out the Door.

Chapter 9: Automated Sprinkler Control.

Chapter 10: Car PC.

Chapter 11: Hacking on Your Own.

Appendix A:Working with Your PC: Software.

Appendix B:Working with Your PC: Hardware.

Appendix C:What’s on the Web Site.


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