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Where will you be when the zombie apocalypse hits? Trapping yourself in the basement? Roasting the family pet? Beheading reanimated neighbors?

No way. You'll be building fortresses, setting traps, and hoarding supplies, because you, savvy survivor, have snatched up your copy of The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse before it's too late. This indispensable guide to surv
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published November 7th 2015 by No Starch Press (first published October 25th 2015)
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Horror DNA
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: john-colianni
On the surface, one may think that Simon Monk The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is just another satirical piece looking to cash in on the zombie hype train. To the contrary, this nifty book starts with the basics of zombie survival, from how to dress and stay healthy to where to search for useful supplies. Then the real fun begins. Unlike what you'll read in Max Brooks's The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead, The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse will ...more
Andy Parkes
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-reading
A book about making using the theme of the zombie apocalypse as a theme.

It's an interesting little book, though a lot of things in it may not be that practical in the event of an actual zombie apocalypse as there is a need to do quite a bit of prep beforehand (downloading code for example!)

The first half of the book is pretty useful in the event of any kind of disaster, covering how to scavenge parts and get yourself setup with power and light.

Second half becomes a little repetitive from a re
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Gavin
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Decently humourous take on electronics projects with a post-apocalyptic theme tying it all together. Definitely want to make some of the projects and could use most of the projects for camping or security scenarios.
Nate
May 13, 2018 rated it liked it
It's fine, although the actual utility of most of the projects is questionable.
Terry
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great fun.

A good way to see the differences between the Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Hugh Smalley
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Where will you be when the zombie apocalypse hits? Trapping yourself in the basement? Roasting the family pet? Beheading reanimated neighbors?

No way. You'll be building fortresses, setting traps, and hoarding supplies, because you, savvy survivor, have snatched up your copy of *The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse* before it's too late. This indispensable guide to survival after Z-day, written by hardware hacker and zombie anthropologist Simon Monk, will teach you how to generate your own
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Tassos
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: technical, humor
A very basic book, I think I learned more about zombies than about making things. It offers good ideas on what to do to survive an apocalypse, although some will not work.

I would definitely introduce to someone with a child with a lot of curiosity on how to make cool things with simple stuff.
to'c
Mar 09, 2016 rated it liked it
A tongue in cheek book about making. Sure, each project would be useful in the zombie apocalypse but I'd rather have a chainsaw and an unlimited supply of gasoline. In other words, don't wait for the apocalypse! Get the book and make them all now!
Adam
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
A book for people wanting to learn how to setup electronics for "surviving" the zombie apocalypse. Should be called basic electronics for dummies.
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