WI-Fi Toys

WI-Fi Toys : 15 Cool Wireless Projects for Home, Office, and Entertainment

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* This ultra-cool volume invites readers to tap into your inner geek and build seventeen ultra-cool wireless devices including a solar powered access point, a wireless picture frame that dynamically changes its own photos, and even a wireless car-to-car audio and video system * With a few simple tools, some off-the-shelf parts, and this book, readers will be creating wireless devices they never thought were possible-toys that certainly can't be found at the local computer store * Written by the cofounder and members of the Southern California Wireless Users Group, this book provides readers with hands-on instruction and insider tips and tricks from those who are on the bleeding edge of wireless technology * New addition to the ExtremeTech line of books-books for serious technophiles
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 186 x 234 x 32mm | 839.14g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764558943
  • 9780764558948

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. PART I: BUILDING ANTENNAS. Chapter 1: Building Your Own Wi-Fi Antenna Cable. Chapter 2: Building a Classic Paperclip Antenna. Chapter 3: Building a Directional Tin Can Antenna. Chapter 4: Modifying Your Access Point with a High-Gain Antenna. PART II: WAR DRIVING-WIRELESS NETWORK DISCOVERY AND VISUALIZATION. Chapter 5: Gearing Up for War Driving. Chapter 6: War Driving with NetStumbler. Chapter 7: Mapping Your War Driving Results. PART III: PLAYING WITH ACCESS POINTS. Chapter 8: Build Your Own Outdoor Access Point. Chapter 9: Building a Solar-Powered Wireless Repeater. Chapter 10: Creating a Free Wireless Hotspot. Chapter 11: Playing Access Point Games. PART IV: JUST FOR FUN. Chapter 12: Wi-Fi Your TiVo. Chapter 13: Create a Long-Distance Wi-Fi Link. Chapter 14: Deploy a Car-to-Car Wireless Video Link. Chapter 15: Making a Dynamic Wireless Digital Picture Frame. Index.
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"...capture that sense of physics experimentation and draw your curiosity in..." (Linux Magazine, February 2005) "...well written, generously illustrated and sure to spark the imagination of Wi-Fi tinkerers everywhere..." (PC Utilities, August 2004) "The cable building chapter alone justifies purchasing this fascinating book. I'm trying the Car-to-Car WiFi Video project next!" (Jim Sutton, Wireless Tech Radio)
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About Mike Outmesguine

Mike Outmesguine is president and founder of TransStellar, Inc., a successful technology services company focusing on wireless mobility and energy infor-mation systems. He is also co-founder of the Southern California Wireless Users Group, a video-game aficionado, and a fan of long wardrives on the beach.
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