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Linux Toys: 13 Cool Projects for Home, Office and Entertainment

Linux Toys: 13 Cool Projects for Home, Office and Entertainment

Christopher Negus, Chuck Wolber

ISBN: 978-0-764-52508-7

Oct 2003

360 pages

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* Christopher Negus is the bestselling author of Red Hat Linux 8 Bible (0-7645-4968-5) and earlier versions, with more than 125,000 copies sold
* Readers learn to build sixteen fun and useful devices for home and office, using spare parts and free software
* Projects include transforming an answering machine into an e-mail converter, building an MP3 music jukebox, building a car entertainment center, and creating a TV video recorder/player
* Projects work with any version of Linux
* Companion Web site includes specialized hardware drivers and software interfaces, plus music and game software


Part I: The Basics.

Chapter 1: Exploring Linux Toys.

Chapter 2: Finding Hardware and Software.

Part II: Entertainment Projects.

Chapter 3: Making a Music Jukebox.

Chapter 4: Building a Digital Home Video Archive.

Chapter 5: Building a Television Recorder/Player.

Chapter 6: Creating an Arcade Game Player.

Part III: Projects for the Home.

Chapter 7: Creating a Home Network.

Chapter 8: Making a Home Broadcast Center.

Chapter 9: Building a Temperature Monitor.

Chapter 10: Setting Up a Digital Receptionist.

Part IV: Small Business Opportunities.

Chapter 11: Be a Mini ISP.

Chapter 12: Be a Web-Hosting Service.

Part V: Just for Fun.

Chapter 13: Linux on a Floppy and BSD Games.

Chapter 14: Controlling Toy Cars.

Chapter 15: Creating a Digital Picture Frame.

Appendix A: Getting the Software.

Appendix B: ABCs of Using Linux.

Appendix C: Basics of Red Hat Linux Installation.


GNU General Public License.

"...Linux Format Top Stuff Award...9/10 Lots of ideas for making your machine do cool things..." (Linux Format, February 2004)

"...the book was good fun, entertaining and thought provoking..." (Linux Magazine, January 2004)

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