Everyone has to get a new computer at some time or another so why not get the computer you always wanted? Sure you can buy a nice computer off of the store shelf but you never really get exactly what you want that way. When you build your own computer, you are in charge of what components are going to be used so you know that it will perform the way you want it to.
The goal of this book is to help you choose the parts (components) for your new computer so you can end up with a computer that does what you want it to do. Then you will be taken through the build process with step by step instructions and illustrations making it easy to get your new computer up and running in no time. Finally you will be guided through the process of installing an operating system on your computer so you can start enjoying your work.
The chapters in the book cover the following topics:
Chapter 1 â Why Build Your Own Computer?Chapter 2 â Choosing Components Chapter 3 â Planning Your BuildChapter 4 â Putting the Pieces TogetherChapter 5 â Initial Power UpChapter 6 â Installing Your Operating System
About the Author
James Bernstein has been working with various companies in the IT field since 2000, managing technologies such as SAN and NAS storage, VMware, backups, Windows Servers, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Networking, Microsoft Office, Exchange, and more.
He has obtained certifications from Microsoft, VMware, CompTIA, ShoreTel, and SNIA, and continues to strive to learn new technologies to further his knowledge on a variety of subjects.
He is also the founder of the website OnlineComputerTips.com, which offers its readers valuable information on topics such as Windows, networking, hardware, software, and troubleshooting. Jim writes much of the content himself and adds new content on a regular basis. The site was started in 2005 and is still going strong today.
Designers of microprocessor-based electronic equipment need a systems-level understanding of the 80x86 microcomputer. This volume offers thorough, balanced, and practical coverage of both software and hardware topics. Develops basic concepts using the 8088 and 8086 microprocessors, but the 32-bit version of the 80x86 family is also discussed. Examines how to assemble, run, and debug programs, and how to build, test, and troubleshoot interface circuits. Provides detailed coverage of floating-point processing and the single instruction multiple data (DIMD) processing capability of the advanced Pentium processor. Includes added material on number systems, logic functions and operations, conversion between number systems, and addition/subtraction of binary numbers. Includes new advanced material such as floating Point Architecture and Instructions, Multimedia (MMX) Architecture and Instructions, and the hardware and hardware architecture of the Pentium 3 and Pentium 4 processors. Covers the Intel architecture microprocessor families: 8088, 8086, 80286, 80386, 80486, and the latest PentiumÂ® processors. Illustrates commands of the DEBUG program and how to assemble, disassemble, load, save, execute, and debug programs on the IBM PC. Introduces the contents of the 8088's instruction set. Explores practical implementation techniques, covering the use of latches, transceivers, buffers, and programmable logic devices in the memory and I/O interfaces of the microcomputer system. A valuable handbook for self-study in learning microprocessors, for electrical engineers, electronic technicians, and all computer programmers.
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Up-to-date hacks that will breathe life into your Arduino and Raspberry Pi creations!
This intuitive DIY guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose household devices and integrate them with your Raspberry Pi and Arduino inventions. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics: Learning Electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Second Edition, features fun, easy-to-follow projects. Youâll discover how to build an Internet-controlled hacked electric toy, ultrasonic rangefinder, remote-controlled robotic rover, audio amp, slot car brakes and headlightsâeven a smart card reader!
â¢Â Get up and running on both Arduino and Raspberry Pi â¢Â Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches â¢Â Identify components and read schematic diagrams â¢Â Work with LEDs, including high-power Lumileds and addressable LED stripsâ¢Â Use LiPo batteries, solar panels, and buck-boost power supplies â¢Â Use sensors to measure light, temperature, acceleration, sound level, and color â¢Â Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters â¢Â Repair gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipmentâ¢Â Get the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools
Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics teaches by doing--each topic features fun, easy-to-follow projects. Discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters. The final chapter contains useful information on getting the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools.
This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zukerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers.
Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems. They had a shared sense of values, known as "the hacker ethic," that still thrives today. Hackers captures a seminal period in recent history when underground activities blazed a trail for today's digital world, from MIT students finagling access to clunky computer-card machines to the DIY culture that spawned the Altair and the Apple II.
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