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This sentrybot by +Emily Rose is one of the many amazing projects you'll find in 'Make: JavaScript Robotics.' http://bit.ly/MakeJSBots It's out now in early release form, so you can pick up the #ebook now, and get the final ebook when it's finished. 

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Physical Security, JavaScript, and You

By Emily Rose

DIY physical security hacking can be challenging, yet also a joy to experience. This chapter will employ an approach of progressive enhancement to the development of a working security prototype that uses the following hardware:

• Arduino
• Laser diode
• 10k Ohm resistor
• Photovoltaic sensor
• HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor
• 951WG magnetic contact switch

This chapter will be devoid of what you might consider an actual robot. The interesting aspect of implementing physical security systems is that although they may lack innate wow factor or a feeling of futurism, your creations can easily become a natural part of your daily routine.

One example would involve replacing the button of a garage door remote with a transistor wired to an Arduino. A Node.js application can then allow you to send SMS messages to the garage’s dedicated phone number, which would toggle between opening and closing the door. Although completely mundane in its application, this is an example that is useful and easy to accomplish...
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Strangely, two of my books have become available on early access programs from different publishers on nearly the same day: Getting Started with Spark Photon/Core' from @MakerMedia is out now as early access! http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920031727.do and so is 'The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' from @nostarch http://nostarch.com/zombies
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The deal keeps going!
 
$209 worth of AWESOME at a price you choose. Support #MakerEd when you buy Make: eBooks from +Humble Bundle through May 27. New titles were added today! http://bit.ly/1GY9dLy Pay what you will.
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Hope to see you there!
 
We're looking forward to joining +RI Students of the Future FLL RI and +Brown University's Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative for the Robot Block Party on Saturday in Providence, Rhode Island. We hope to see you there!


http://makezine.com/2015/03/23/robot-block-party-returns-providence-ri/
Members of the Make: books team will be participating in the Robot Block Party to show off projects from some of our recent and soon-to-be-published books.
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New book from +Make: is out in early release form: +paolo aliverti and +Andrea Maietta Maker's Manual. Translated by Elisabetta Polcan and David Salvatori. Edited by +Patrick DiJusto and yours truly! The Maker's Manual features dozens of color images, techniques to transform your ideas into physical projects, and must-have skills like electronics prototyping, 3d printing, and programming. 

http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920031635.do
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To get acquainted with the PSoC 4 BLE - both its hardware and the software to power it - check out our Hands-On tour of the board:
And an opportunity for those who want one. Tell us about your pioneering Internet of Things project!
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  • Maker Media, Inc.
    Senior Editor, 2013 - present
  • O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    Senior Editor, 2001 - 2013
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I tinker with electronics, data, and sensors and edit books about how you can too.
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I tinker with electronics, data, and sensors and edit books about how you can too.
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  • University of Rhode Island
    Linguistics, 1987 - 2005
  • South Kingstown High School
    1985