Hacking consumer electronics is an increasingly common practice undertaken by users to customize and modify devices beyond what is generally possible. This activity has a long history, dating back to the early days of computers, programming, and electronics hobbyists.
The process of consumer electronics hacking is usually accomplished by modifying system software, such as operating systems and firm ware, but hardware modifications are not uncommon.
About the Book
This is a book about “hacking” electronics. It is not a formal, theoretical book on electronics. The sole purpose of the book is to equip the reader with the skills necessary to build something with electronics, whether starting from scratch, piecing together modules, or adapting existing electronics for anew use.
In this book, you will learn how to experiment and construct ideas so that what you build will work. Along the way, they will understand why things work and the limits of what they can do, learn how to build proto types on solder less breadboards, how to solder components directly to each other, and how to build more complex soldered circuits using proto boards. You will also learn how to use the popular Arduino microcontroller board, which has become one of the most important tools for electronics hackers.
This book provides more than 20 examples of electronics construction using the Arduino. It also shows how to use the Raspberry Pi (a small Linux computer) as an electronics hacking tool. Electronics has changed. This is a modern book that avoids theory you’ll never use and instead concentrates on how you can build things with ready-made modules when they are available. After all, there is no point in reinventing the wheel.