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The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

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San Francisco, CA (September 8, 2015) is a dystopian wasteland. Rotting feet shuffle over dirty pavement. The air is clammy with the stink of putrid flesh. An ominous silence is broken only by the mournful moans of the undead. When zombies have taken over, what’s a survivor to do?

Hunker down, fortify bases, set traps, and salvage supplies, that’s what. Because before fleeing their compromised home, the savvy survivor snatched up a copy of The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (No Starch Press, $24.95, 296pp., October 2015).

In this indispensable text, expert hardware hacker and zombie anthropologist Simon Monk gives readers all they need to survive an undead uprising. The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse covers everything from identifying basic zombie types to crafting essential electronics.

Take charge of the environment:

  • Monitor zombie movements with trip wires and motion sensors
  • Keep vigilant watch over the compound with surveillance cameras
  • Power anti-zombie systems with car batteries, bicycle generators, and solar power

Escape imminent danger:

  • Repurpose old disposable cameras for zombie-distracting flashbangs
  • Open doors remotely for a successful sprint home
  • Prevent disasters with fire and smoke detectors

Communicate with other survivors:

  • Hail nearby humans with Morse code
  • Pass silent messages with two-way vibration walkie-talkies
  • Scan radio stations with an automatic frequency hopper

Founder Bill Pollock, last seen barricading his office door with Commodore 64s and crates of bourbon, was unavailable for comment. However, a flash drive unearthed in the rubble of the No Starch Press office had this to say: "The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is for any survival-minded maker who wants to learn how to utilize their surroundings, use salvaged parts, generate their own power, and develop maker and survivor skills."

For anyone from the complete beginner to the keen hobbyist, The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is an essential survival tool and will be available everywhere this October.


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About the Author

Simon Monk is a full-time author who writes mostly about electronics for makers. Some of his better-known books include Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, The Raspberry Pi Cookbook, Hacking Electronics, and Practical Electronics for Inventors (co-author). He also contributes to MagPi magazine, and wrote Minecraft Mastery with his son, Matthew Monk.

The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Publisher: No Starch Press
Author: Simon Monk
ISBN: 9781593276676 (print) Price: $24.95
Publication Date: October 2015
Specs: 296 pp.
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