15 dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius

is out now on Amazon.com, and probably elsewhere. It includes 3 Arduino projects.

  • A motorized persistence of vision display (see photo)
  • A magnetic levitation device (other photo)
  • A robot based on cheap screwdrivers for motors

pov.jpg

levitate.jpg

The object is suspended above the Arduino, is that to give you incentive to get the code right :)

Looks like a fun book.


Rob

The object is suspended above the Arduino, is that to give you incentive to get the code right

I would love to say yes, but actually it was just down to a lack of common sense on my part! However, the object does usually stay put once its on :)

That sounds fun.

Completely tangental, but it reminds me that I have, somewhere in storage, an issue of Radio Electronics which I saved specifically because it has plans in it for a low-cost home-grown tesla coil.

I noticed you have an Android book coming out too. Coincidentally, I read recently that Google has chosen Arduino for its open accessory kit.

I read recently that Google has chosen Arduino for its open accessory kit.

Yes, that was a stroke of luck. Fortunately I'm only part way through the project work, so we can get all the Google APK in.

The Android + Arduino book will use a mixture of techniques for linking Arduino to Android including Google ADK (USB), sound modem, bluetooth and Ethernet / WiFi. The cover art on Amazon will be changing before its released in December.

I have put some more videos of the projects in this book up on my Youtube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/drsimonmonk

There is now a video introduction to this book 'staring' yours truly on the front page of the website http://www.dangerouslymad.com

Make sure you write a disclaimer or some legal stuff so no one can sue you because they put the POV head on a 3,000rmp powerful motor and cut their fingers off. I thought about selling POV stuff but decide not yet, not the whole thing, just in case someone gets his nose tip cut off.

[Make sure you write a disclaimer or some legal stuff](http://Make sure you write a disclaimer or some legal stuff)

McGraw Hill legal department helped me come up with the ‘legal’ version of: ‘if you do stupid things and hurt yourself, don’t come crying to us’.

Although it is a bit of a worry, if you can sue a supermarket for slipping on a grape.

Si.

I think it should be fun actually.Trying some dangerous projects and get hold of them is really gonna be amazing.

It was a great book to write. It was basically a collection of all the things I had wanted to make, but hadn't got round to doing.

I'm also a bit cheap - so I get a buzz out of keeping the costs down ;)