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Arduino for Secret Agents

Book Description

Transform your tiny Arduino device into a secret agent gadget to build a range of espionage projects with this practical guide for hackers

About This Book

  • Discover the limitless possibilities of the tiny Arduino and build your own secret agent projects
  • From a fingerprint sensor to a GPS Tracker and even a robot– learn how to get more from your Arduino
  • Build nine secret agent projects using the power and simplicity of the Arduino platform

Who This Book Is For

This book is for Arduino programmers with intermediate experience of developing projects, and who want to extend their knowledge by building projects for secret agents. It would also be great for other programmers who are interested in learning about electronics and programming on the Arduino platform.

What You Will Learn

  • Get to know the full range of Arduino features so you can be creative through practical projects
  • Discover how to create a simple alarm system and a fingerprint sensor
  • Find out how to transform your Arduino into a GPS tracker
  • Use the Arduino to monitor top secret data
  • Build a complete spy robot!
  • Build a set of other spy projects such as Cloud Camera and Microphone System

In Detail

Q might have Bond’s gadgets– but he doesn’t have an Arduino (not yet at least). Find out how the tiny Arduino microcomputer can be used to build an impressive range of neat secret agent projects that can help you go undercover and get to grips with the cutting-edge of the world of espionage with this book, created for ardent Arduino fans and anyone new to the powerful device.

Each chapter shows you how to construct a different secret agent gadget, helping you to unlock the full potential of your Arduino and make sure you have a solution for every tricky spying situation.

You’ll find out how to build everything from an alarm system to a fingerprint sensor, each project demonstrating a new feature of Arduino, so you can build your expertise as you complete each project. Learn how to open a lock with a text message, monitor top secret data remotely, and even create your own Arduino Spy Robot, Spy Microphone System, and Cloud Spy Camera This book isn’t simply an instruction manual – it helps you put your knowledge into action so you can build every single project to completion.

Style and approach

This practical reference guide shows you how to build various projects with step-by-step explanations on each project, starting with the assembly of the hardware, followed by basics tests of all those hardware components and finally developing project on the hardware.

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Table of Contents

  1. Arduino for Secret Agents
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Arduino for Secret Agents
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewer
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
        1. Why subscribe?
        2. Free access for Packt account holders
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the example code
        2. Errata
        3. Piracy
        4. Questions
    8. 1. A Simple Alarm System with Arduino
      1. Hardware and software requirements
      2. Hardware configuration
      3. Configuring the alarm system
      4. Testing the alarm system
      5. Summary
    9. 2. Creating a Spy Microphone
      1. Hardware and software requirements
      2. Using the SD card
      3. Testing the microphone
      4. Building the spy microphone
      5. Recording on the SD card
      6. Summary
    10. 3. Building an EMF Bug Detector
      1. Hardware and Software requirements
      2. Hardware configuration
      3. Testing the LCD screen
      4. Building the EMF bug detector
      5. Summary
    11. 4. Access Control with a Fingerprint Sensor
      1. Hardware and software requirements
      2. Hardware configuration
      3. Enrolling your fingerprint
      4. Controlling access to the relay
      5. Accessing secret data
      6. Summary
    12. 5. Opening a Lock with an SMS
      1. Hardware and software requirements
      2. Hardware configuration
      3. Testing the FONA shield
      4. Controlling the relay
      5. Opening and closing the lock
      6. Summary
    13. 6. Building a Cloud Spy Camera
      1. Hardware and software requirements
      2. Hardware configuration
      3. Setting up your Dropbox account
      4. Setting up your Temboo account
      5. Saving pictures to Dropbox
      6. Live streaming from the spy camera
      7. Summary
    14. 7. Monitoring Secret Data from Anywhere
      1. Hardware and software requirements
      2. Hardware configuration
      3. Sending data to dweet.io
      4. Monitoring the device remotely
      5. Creating automated e-mail alerts
      6. Summary
    15. 8. Creating a GPS Tracker with Arduino
      1. Hardware and software requirements
      2. Hardware configuration
      3. Testing the location functions
      4. Sending a GPS location by SMS
      5. Building a GPS location tracker
      6. Summary
    16. 9. Building an Arduino Spy Robot
      1. Hardware and software requirements
      2. Hardware configuration
      3. Setting up the motor control
      4. Setting up live streaming
      5. Setting up the interface
      6. Testing the surveillance robot
      7. Summary
    17. Index