Design, build, and pilot custom drones―no prior experience necessary! This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of Aerospace Engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight. • Learn about aircraft parts, control mechanics, and safety practices• Become an expert pilot—even handle flips and high-speed maneuvers• Pick the perfect parts for your high-performance drone• Find out how to solder and start assembling your drone• Program the aircraft, calibrate the motors, and start flying!• Add LED lights, GoPro mounts, and self-balancing camera gimbals• Explore the world of first-person-view (FPV) drones and high-speed racing• See how artificial intelligence can be put to use in the drone industry
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 12/02/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 177 pages
IF EVIL'S YOUR NAME, THEN THESE ARE YOUR GAMES! Always wanted to be a genius game creator? This Evil Genius guide goes far beyond a typical programming class or text to reveal insider tips for breaking the rules and constructing wickedly fun games that you can tweak and customize to suit your needs! In Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius, programming wunderkind Ian Cinnamon gives you everything you need to create and control 57 gaming projects. You'll find easy-to-follow plans featuring Java, the most universal programming language, that run on any PC, Mac, or Linux computer.
- Illustrated instructions and plans for an awesome mix of racing, board, shoot 'em up, strategy, retro, and puzzle games
- Gaming projects that vary in difficulty-starting with simple programs and progressing to sophisticated projects for programmers with advanced skills
- An interactive companion website featuring a free Java compiler, where you can share your projects with Evil Geniuses around the globe
- Removes the frustration-factor-all the parts you need are listed, along with sources
- Radical Racing
- Screen Skier
- Whack an Evil Genius
- Tic-Tac-Toe Boxing
- Snake Pit
- Space Destroyers
- Bomb Diffuser
- Java Man
- Ian Says
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 03/30/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 335 pages
Set in Phnom Penh in 1962, amongst the diplomatic community with its tensions, friendships, intrigues and affairs and against the background of the Cold War and Cuban missile, The Crocodile Princess takes historical figures, from Prince Sihanouk to Peter Cook, constructing an alternative history in a slightly parallel world. Fast-paced, witty, full of intrigue, misdirection and set in the heat of Phnom Penh in an extraordinary moment of history, The Crocodile Princess is a gripping read from the accomplished author of Not Tonight Neil.
Published by: Cinnamon Press | Publication date: 09/21/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Not Tonight Neil is an innovative mix of psycho-thriller and period satire, set in 1969 on a Manchester council estate. Forty-something satirical cartoonist Dennis Pugh publishes ‘Noises Through the Wall’, the story of his teenage years, going through puberty only a thin wall away from his sexually exuberant neighbours. Now those formative years, and noises through the wall, emerge again, this time in the form of murder.The novel cleverly combines social realism and dark comedy: pitching together Dennis’s adolescent travails and impossible longings with the puzzle of who commits the central murder. Not Tonight Neil, deftly handles not only coming of age, but the struggles of people living in close proximity to carve out their own identities.Ian Gregson is an award-winning poet whose latest book of poems is How We Met (Salt, 2008); Call Centre Love Song (Salt, 2006) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. He has published poems and reviews in the London Review of Books, the TLS and Poetry Review, among others, and co-edited the anthology Old City, New Rumours with Carol Rumens (Five Leaves, 2010). He has also published five books of criticism on contemporary writing, including Character and Satire in Postwar Fiction (Continuum, 2004) and Postmodern Literature (Hodder Arnold, 2006). He teaches literature and creative writing in the English Department at Bangor University; is the editor of Salt Wales and recently judged the Wales Book of the Year 2010.
Published by: Cinnamon Press | Publication date: 05/21/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages