Simon Monk

Using your Maker Skills to survive a Zombie Apocalypse with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Date: This event took place live on January 06 2016

Presented by: Simon Monk

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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Look out the window, and you will see chaos all around you. Society has broken down, crashed cars burn, and evidence of desperate attempts to escape the contagion litters the streets. There is no Internet, no power, and no law.

In this webcast, Simon Monk will discuss his new book 'The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' and highlight some of the Raspberry Pi, Arduino and other projects within the book and how they could help you survive in a post-apocalyptic world.

This webcast will highlight:

Taking charge of the environment:

  • Monitor zombie movements with trip wires and motion sensors
  • Keep vigilant watch over the compound with surveillance cameras
  • Power anti-zombie systems 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
  • Prevent disasters with fire and smoke detectors

Communicate with other survivors:

  • Hail nearby humans with Morse code
  • Pass silent messages with two-way vibration walkie-talkies
  • Scan radio stations with an automatic frequency hopper

About Simon Monk

Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. Simon spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. He has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens. Simon is now a full time author and his books include 'Getting Started with IOIO', '30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius', '15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius' and 'Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius', and his latest book 'Raspberry Pi Cookbook: Software and Hardware Problems and Solutions'

Website: | Twitter: @simonmonk2

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