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Hacking Roomba: ExtremeTech

The Jetsons would be proud!

A gizmo as cool as Roomba just begs to be hacked. Now, with this book and the official ROI specification furnished by iRobot®, you can become the robotic engineer you've always dreamed of being. Build a Bluetooth interface for your Roomba. Turn it into an artist. Install Linux on it and give it a new brain. Some hacks are functional, others are purely fun. All of them let you play with robotics, and not one will void your warranty.

  • Build a serial interface tether.
  • Set up a Bluetooth® interface.
  • Drive Roomba.
  • Play with sensors.
  • Make it sing…
Submitted:Nov 28, 2006
Author:Tod E. Kurt
Total comments:1
3 diggs • 1 comment • Nov 28, 2006

Hacking Roomba

Kevin and Alex discussed the Roomba Uprising (precursor to the Cylon War) in a recent Diggnation. Does it all begin with this book which tells you how to "... give it a new brain"?


Hacking the Cable Modem: What Cable Companies Don't Want You to Know

Take control of your cable modem

Submitted:Nov 4, 2006
Brand:No Starch Press
Total comments:0
8 diggs • 0 comments • Nov 4, 2006

Hacking your Cable Modem

WARNING: The practice of modifying a cable modem violates service agreements, and hackers risk being banned by service providers for life. This book is not intended to be used for stealing Internet service or any other illegal activity. SOUNDS LIKE FUN!


Webster's New World Hacker Dictionary

The comprehensive hacker dictionary for security professionals, businesses, governments, legal professionals, and others dealing with cyberspace

Hackers. Crackers. Phreakers. Black hats. White hats. Cybercrime. Logfiles. Anonymous Digital Cash. ARP Redirect.

Cyberspace has a language all its own. Understanding it is vital if you're concerned about Internet security, national security, or even personal security. As recent events have proven, you don't have to own a computer to be the victim of cybercrime-crackers have accessed information in the records of large, respected organizations, institutions, and even the military…

Submitted:Sep 27, 2006
Author:Bernadette Schell
Brand:Wiley Publishing, Inc.
Total comments:4
6 diggs • 4 comments • Sep 27, 2006

Webster's New World Hacker Dictionary

The Hacker's Dictionary from Webster's New World. Cyberspace is a language of its own. I'm definitely buying one.


Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 05

If you like to tweak, disassemble, re-create, and invent cool new uses for technology, you'll love MAKE our quarterly publication for the inquisitive do-it-yourselfer.

Every issue is packed with projects to help you make the most of all the technology in your life. Everything from home entertainment systems, to laptops, to a host of PDAs is fair game. If there's a way to hack it, tweak it, bend it, or remix it, you will find out about it in MAKE.

This isn't another gadget magazine. MAKE focuses on cool things you can do to make technology work the way you want it to. The publication is inspired by our bestselling Hacks series books but with a twist…

Submitted:Feb 8, 2006
Brand:O'Reilly Media
Total comments:2
11 diggs • 2 comments • Feb 8, 2006

Make: Issue 05 is out

This issue features homemade electric vehicles, high-powered water rockets, an electricity-generating windmill, a jet engine in a jam jar, and a backyard zip line, and lots more.


Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

Become a cyber-hero - know the common wireless weaknesses

"Reading a book like this one is a worthy endeavor toward becoming an experienced wireless security professional."

--Devin Akin - CTO, The Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) Program

Wireless networks are so convenient - not only for you, but also for those nefarious types who'd like to invade them. The only way to know if your system can be penetrated is to simulate an attack. This book shows you how, along with how to strengthen any weak spots you find in your network's armor…

Submitted:Jan 27, 2006
Author:Kevin Beaver
Brand:For Dummies
Total comments:4
10 diggs • 4 comments • Jan 27, 2006

Wireless Hacking For Dummies

Any dummy with a laptop should have this book