In Programming Your Home, technology enthusiast Mike Riley walks you through a variety of custom home automation projects, ranging from a phone application that alerts you to package deliveries at your front door to an electronic guard dog that will prevent unwanted visitors.
Open locked doors using your smartphone. Assemble a bird feeder that posts Twitter tweets to tell you when the birds are feeding or when bird seed runs low
Low-cost and high-performing, with a massively diverse range of uses and applications, the Raspberry Pi is set to revolutionize the way we think about computing and programming. By combining the Raspberry Pi with an Arduino board you'll be able to revolutionize the way you interact with your home and become part of a rapidly growing group of hobbyists and enthusiasts.
This essential reference will guide you through a series of exciting projects that will allow you to automate your very own home.
Most of the machines that have been developed to improve our lives serve a single purpose. Just
try to drive to the store in your washing machine or vacuum the living room with your car and this
becomes quite clear. Your computer, by contrast, serves many functions. In the office or library,
you may find it invaluable as a word processor. Once you get home, slip in a DVD and your
computer takes on the role of a television. Start up a flight simulator and it assumes the properties
of anything from a hang glider to a Learjet. Launch an mp3 player and you suddenly...
Winning LEGO MINDSTORMS Programming is your ticket to successfully programming for fun and competition with LEGO MINDSTORMS and the NXT-G programming language commonly used in FIRST LEGO League events. The book is a companion title to author James Trobaugh’s acclaimed book on physical robot design, Winning Design!. This new book focuses squarely on the programming side of working with MINDSTORMS. Together the two books put you on a rock-solid foundation for creating with LEGO MINDSTORMS, whether for fun at home or in competition with a team.
Have you ever wondered whether the forensic science you’ve seen on TV is anything like the real thing? There’s no better way to find out than to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. This full-color book offers advice for setting up an inexpensive home lab, and includes more than 50 hands-on lab sessions that deal with forensic science experiments in biology, chemistry, and physics. You’ll learn the practical skills and fundamental knowledge needed to pursue forensics as a lifelong hobby—or even a career....
Legislative packaging and vehicles must, of course, be decided by Leadership, but we are
generally skeptical of large, “comprehensive” bills on complex topics, at least as the bills are
being written. Individual bills could, of course, be packaged together at some point later in the
With the current fiscally constrained environment, any new or expanded programs and
initiatives need to reflect fiscal realities. We must keep in mind the potential fiscal impact on
both the public and private sectors.
In the following pages will be found valuable instructions to all who have applied for them. They are for your
own use, and should not be given or loaned to others, if you wish to succeed yourself.
My advice to all is to begin this little book at the beginning, and read it carefully to the end, then begin work
in earnest--experience is the best teacher, and I wish to show you, from my own experience how I succeeded
in building up a successful business right here in my own home, in spare time only. For the first year my
profits were over $200.00....
There are many Android programming guides that give you the basics. This book goes beyond simple apps into many areas of Android development that you simply will not find in competing books.
Whether you want to add home screen app widgets to your arsenal, or create more complex maps, integrate multimedia features like the camera, integrate tightly with other applications, or integrate scripting languages, this book has you covered.
PEAR is the PHP Extension and Application Repository, and is a framework and
distribution system for reusable, high-quality PHP components, available in the form
of "packages". The home of PEAR is pear.php.net, from where you can download
and browse this extensive range of powerful packages. For most things that you
would want to use in your day-to-day development work, you will likely find a
PEAR class or package that meets your needs.
Create your own powerful battling robot from start to finish using this easy-to-follow manual. Robotics experts Pete Miles and Tom Carroll explain the science and technology behind robots, and show you what materials you need to build and program a robot for home, school, and competition.
The personal computer (PC), which first hit the market over 30 years ago, has undergone
tectonic changes that, in turn, launched the PC era. PCs were primarily used in
the workplace where software was simple and optimized for use with the keyboard;
touching a screen was unheard of until recently. Slowly computers began creeping into
the home and many users didn’t know what to do with them; they were glorified typewriters.
When PCs started connecting to the Internet, possibilities reached a new level, which
had a snowball effect.
Purchasing flood insurance is a wise decision for
the home or business owner . Like homeowners’
insurance, it’ s protection you hope you never
have to use. But if flooding occurs, you will be
protected as outlined in the details of your policy .
This claims guide was created by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which
oversees the National Flood Insurance Program,
to help you through the process of filing a claim
and appealing the decision on your claim,
if necessary .
When using other commercial operating systems, ensure that you fully review operations manuals to
discover if your system has a firewall included and how it is enabled.
There are commercial software firewalls that you can purchase at a reasonable price or free that you can
use with your Windows systems or with other operating systems. Again, internet searches and using
online/trade magazine reviews and references can assist in selecting a good solution.
Some intensive English programs in the United States offer a foreign student the option of living with an American family while he or she is studying abroad. Many students feel that such a home-stay program is a valuable part of their total learning experience. However, others may feel that such a plan offers little value. In a short essay, discuss one or two advantages of living with an American family and then state one or two disadvantages. Tell whether you are in favor of or opposed to the idea of home-stay. Give examples to support your opinion....
Electronic Mail, Znternet and Electronic Message Services
The ability to connect two computers together and, with relative ease, to send information from one to the other, is bringing a revolution in the way in which business and life as a whole is conducted. Today it is possible to run your bank account from home, book your holiday, send electronic messages to your work colleagues or friends, and look up to see what is on at the theatre in London orNew York City.
Upon payment and successful completion of any required testing, the Secretary of
State will issue your new driver’s license before you leave the facility. For more infor-
mation on the vision, written or driving exam, see page 11.
Safe Driver Renewal
The Safe Driver Renewal Program enables drivers with clean driving records to renew
their driver’s licenses from home and visit a Driver Services facility only once every
eight years. Eligible drivers will receive a notice in the mail detailing how to complete
the renewal process online, by phone or by mail. ...