The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse: Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse: Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

by Simon Monk

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Where will you be when the zombie apocalypse hits? Trapping yourself in the basement? Roasting the family pet? Beheading reanimated neighbors?

No way. You’ll be building fortresses, setting traps, and hoarding supplies, because you, savvy survivor, have snatched up your copy of The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse before it’s too late. This indispensable guide to survival after Z-day, written by hardware hacker and zombie anthropologist Simon Monk, will teach you how to generate your own electricity, salvage parts, craft essential electronics, and out-survive the undead.,p>Take charge of your environment:
–Monitor zombie movement with trip wires and motion sensors
–Keep vigilant watch over your compound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi surveillance systems
–Power zombie defense devices 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
–Forestall subplot disasters with fire and smoke detectors

Communicate with other survivors:
–Hail nearby humans using Morse code
–Pass silent messages with two-way vibration walkie-talkies
–Fervently scan the airwaves with a frequency hopper

For anyone from the budding maker to the keen hobbyist, The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is an essential survival tool.

Uses the Arduino Uno board and Raspberry Pi Model B+ or Model 2

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593277291
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 35 MB
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About the Author

Simon Monk is a full-time author and maker, mostly writing about electronics for makers. Some of his better-known books include Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Raspberry Pi Cookbook, and Hacking Electronics. He is also the co-author of Practical Electronics for Inventors and wrote Minecraft Mastery with his son, Matthew Monk.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Apocalypse Basics
Chapter 2: Generating Electricity
Chapter 3: Using Electricity
Chapter 4: Zombie Alarms
Chapter 5: Surveillance and Raspberry Pi
Chapter 6: Add Remote Access and Detect Open Doors
Chapter 7: Environmental Monitoring
Chapter 8: Building a Control Center for Your Base
Chapter 9: Zombie Distractors
Chapter 10: Communicating with Other Survivors
Chapter 11: Haptic Communication
Appendix A: Parts
Appendix B: Skills
Appendix C: Arduino Primer

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