Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents

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Learn
  • Install and configure Raspbian OS for maximum mischief
  • Schedule a prank to happen when your foe least expects it
  • Listen in or talk to people from a distance
  • Detect an intruder with motion detection and set off an alarm
  • Distort your voice in weird and wonderful ways
  • Push unexpected images into browser windows
  • Knock all visitors off your Wi-Fi network
  • Control the Pi with your smartphone
  • Keep your data secret with encryption
About

Ever wished you could play around with all the neat gadgets your favorite spies use (like James Bond or Michael Westen)? With the introduction of the remarkable Raspberry Pi and a few USB accessories, anybody can now join in on the action.

Discover how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a multipurpose secret agent tool! Through a series of fun, easy-to-follow projects you’ll learn how to set up audio/video surveillance, explore your Wi-Fi network, play pranks on your friends, and even learn how to free your Raspberry Pi from the constraints of the wall socket.

Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents starts out with the initial setup of your Raspberry Pi, guides you through a number of pranks and secret agent techniques, and then shows you how to apply what you’ve learned out in the real world.

Learn how to configure your operating system for maximum mischief and start exploring the audio, video, and Wi-Fi projects. Learn how to record, listen, or talk to people from a distance and how to distort your voice. You can even plug in your webcam and set up a motion detector with an alarm, or find out what the other computers on your Wi-Fi network are up to. Once you’ve mastered the techniques, combine them with a battery pack and GPS for the ultimate off-road spy kit.

Features
  • Detect an intruder on camera and set off an alarm
  • Listen in or record conversations from a distance
  • Find out what the other computers on your network are up to
  • Unleash your Raspberry Pi on the world
Page Count 152
Course Length 4 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781849695787
Date Of Publication 24 Apr 2013

Authors

Stefan Sjogelid

Stefan Sjogelid grew up in the 1980s in Sweden, getting hooked on 8-bit consoles, Amigas, and BBSes. With a background in system and network administration, he packed his bags for Southeast Asia and continued to work in IT for many years, before love and a magic 8 ball told him to seek new opportunities in the North American continent.

The Raspberry Pi is the latest gadget to grab Stefan's attention, and after much tinkering and learning a great deal about the unique properties of the Pi, he launched the PiLFS website (http://www.intestinate.com/pilfs), which teaches readers how to build their own GNU/Linux distribution and applications that are particularly useful on Raspberry Pi.