A Fully-Updated, No-Nonsense Guide to ElectronicsAdvance your electronics knowledge and gain the skills necessary to develop and construct your own functioning gadgets. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and dedicated hobbyists, Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, lays out the essentials and provides step-by-step instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Discover how to select the right components, design and build circuits, use microcontrollers and ICs, work with the latest software tools, and test and tweak your creations. This easy-to-follow book features new instruction on programmable logic, semiconductors, operational amplifiers, voltage regulators, power supplies, digital electronics, and more.Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, covers:
- Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers
- Diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits
- Optoelectronics, solar cells, and phototransistors
- Sensors, GPS modules, and touch screens
- Op amps, regulators, and power supplies
- Digital electronics, LCD displays, and logic gates
- Microcontrollers and prototyping platforms
- Combinational and sequential programmable logic
- DC motors, RC servos, and stepper motors
- Microphones, audio amps, and speakers
- Modular electronics and prototypes
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 04/05/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1052 pages
"This is teaching at its best!"--Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com)"A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly."--Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things TalkA "magnificent and rewarding book. ... Every step of this structured instruction is expertly illustrated with photos and crisp diagrams. . . . This really is the best way to learn."--Kevin Kelly, in Cool ToolsThe first edition of Make: Electronics established a new benchmark for introductory texts. This second edition enhances that learning experience.Here you will find unique, photographically precise diagrams of breadboarded components, to help you build circuits with speed and precision. A new shopping guide and a simplified range of components, will minimize your investment in parts for the projects. A completely new section on the Arduino shows you how to write properly structured programs instead of just downloading other people's code. Projects have been reworked to provide additional features, and the book has been restructured to offer a step-by-step learning process that is as clear and visually pleasing on handheld devices as it is on paper. Full color is used throughout.As before, Make: Electronics begins with the basics. You'll see for yourself how components work--and what happens when they don't. You'll short out a battery and overheat an LED. You'll also open up a potentiometer and a relay to see what's inside. No other book gives you such an opportunity to learn from real-life experiences.Ultimately, you will build gadgets that have lasting value, and you'll have a complete understanding of how they work. From capacitors to transistors to microcontrollers--it's all here.Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 Timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit chip), said that "This is teaching at its best!" when he reviewed the first edition. Now the second edition offers even more!
Published by: Maker Media, Inc | Publication date: 08/10/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Learn electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications—all without taking a formal course This fully updated guide offers practical, easy-to-follow instruction on electricity and electronics. Written by a pair of experienced instructors, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition, features plain language explanations and step-by-step lessons that make it easy to understand the material quickly. Throughout, detailed illustrations, practical examples, and self-tests reinforce key concepts. Inside, you’ll find all-new coverage of switching power supplies, class-D amplifiers, lithium-polymer batteries, microcontrollers—even the Arduino electronics platform. This up-to-date sixth edition covers: · Direct Current (DC) Circuits · Resistors · Cells and Batteries · Magnetism · Alternating Current (AC) Circuits · Inductors and Capacitors · Phase · Inductive and Capacitive Reactance · Impedance and Admittance · AC Power and Resonance · Transformers and Impedance Matching · Semiconductors, Diodes, and Transistors · Integrated Circuits (ICs) and Electron Tubes · Amplifiers and Oscillators · Wireless Transmitters and Receivers · Digital Circuits · Microcontrollers, including the Arduino · Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation · Acoustics and Audio · Lasers · Advanced Communication Systems · Antennas for RF Communications
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 06/22/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 769 pages
A Fully Revised Guide to Electronics Troubleshooting and Repair Repair all kinds of electrical products, from modern digital gadgets to analog antiques, with help from this updated book. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, Second Edition, offers expert insights, case studies, and step-by-step instruction from a lifelong electronics guru. Discover how to assemble your workbench, use the latest test equipment, zero in on and replace dead components, and handle reassembly. Instructions for specific devices, including stereos, MP3 players, digital cameras, flat-panel TVs, laptops, headsets, and mobile devices are also included in this do-it-yourself guide.
- Choose the proper tools and set up your workbench
- Ensure personal safety and use proper eye and ear protection
- Understand how electrical components work and why they fail
- Perform preliminary diagnoses based on symptoms
- Use test equipment, including digital multimeters, ESR meters, frequencycounters, and oscilloscopes
- Interpret block, schematic, and pictorial diagrams
- Disassemble products and identify sections
- Analyze circuits, locate faults, and replace dead parts
- Re-establish connections and reassemble devices
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 10/31/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 417 pages
A Step-by-Step Guide to Electricity, Electronics and Simple CircuitsIntroducing ARRL’s Understanding Basic Electronics, second edition—your gateway into the exciting world of electricity and electronics. This book is written in a friendly, easy-to-understand style that beginners and nontechnical readers will enjoy. Even if you already have a foundation in basic electronics, you will enjoy the small module format of each chapter—allowing readers to digest (or skim) “bite-sized” chunks of learning material. Real-world examples and clear illustrations make the study of electronics interesting and fun! A handful of small “kitchen table” projects are included to help bring abstract concepts to life. Now including digital electronics!Who needs this book?Students with basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply and divide). An inexpensive calculator is all you need!Radio Amateurs and Experimenters interested in gaining a more complete understanding of basic electronic principles. Use this book before studying more complicated tutorials.Learners, young or old, eager to unlock the mysteries of electronic circuitAbout ARRL: Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim, ARRL (American Radio Relay League) is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Today, with more than 161,000 members, ARRL is the largest organization of radio amateurs in the world. ARRL's mission is based on five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.
Published by: ARRL, the nationanl association for Amateur Radio | Publication date: 07/05/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 387 pages
Explore the basic concepts of electronics, build your electronics workbench, and begin creating fun electronics projects right away! Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition is Packed with hundreds of colorful diagrams and photographs, this book provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that show you how electronic components work, advice on choosing and using essential tools, and exciting projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. You’ll get charged up as you transform theory into action in chapter after chapter! • Circuit basics: learn what voltage is, where current flows (and doesn’t flow), and how power is used in a circuit.• Critical components: discover how resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors control and shape electric current.• Versatile chips: find out how to use analog and digital integrated circuits to build complex projects with just a few parts.• Analyze circuits: understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them.• Safety tips: get a thorough grounding in how to protect yourself—and your electronics—from harm. Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you explore the basic concepts of electronics with confidence — this book will get you charged up!
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 07/16/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 385 pages
This hands-on guide will teach you all you need to know to bring your electronic inventions to life! This fully updated guide shows, step-by-step, how to disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices for use in your own electronics creations. Written in the clear, easy-to-follow style that Dr. Simon Monk is famous for, this expanded edition includes coverage of both Arduino AND Raspberry Pi. Hacking Electronics: Learning Electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Second Edition, demonstrates each technique through fun DIY projects. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, the book gets you up and running on your own projects right away. You will discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, FM transmitters, and more. • Contains start-to-finish hacks for both Arduino AND Raspberry Pi!• Features new coverage of ready-made modules available online• Offers tips on working with Simon’s hacking electronics kit
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 09/29/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 305 pages
At long last, here is the thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the hugely successful The Art of Electronics. It is widely accepted as the best single authoritative book on electronic circuit design. In addition to new or enhanced coverage of many topics, the third edition includes 90 oscilloscope screenshots illustrating the behavior of working circuits, dozens of graphs giving highly useful measured data of the sort that is often buried or omitted in datasheets but which you need when designing circuits, and 80 tables (listing some 1650 active components), enabling intelligent choice of circuit components by listing essential characteristics (both specified and measured) of available parts. The new Art of Electronics retains the feeling of informality and easy access that helped make the earlier editions so successful and popular. It is an indispensable reference and the gold standard for anyone, student or researcher, professional or amateur, who works with electronic circuits.
Published by: Cambridge University Press | Publication date: 03/30/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1220 pages
A comprehensive collection of 8 books in 1 offering electronics guidance that can't be found anywhere else! If you know a breadboard from a breadbox but want to take your hobby electronics skills to the next level, this is the only reference you need. Electronics All-in-One For Dummies has done the legwork for you — offering everything you need to enhance your experience as an electronics enthusiast in one convenient place. Written by electronics guru and veteran For Dummies author Doug Lowe, this down-to-earth guide makes it easy to grasp such important topics as circuits, schematics, voltage, and safety concerns. Plus, it helps you have tons of fun getting your hands dirty working with the Raspberry Pi, creating special effects, making your own entertainment electronics, repairing existing electronics, learning to solder safely, and so much more.
- Create your own schematics and breadboards
- Become a circuit-building expert
- Tackle analog, digital, and car electronics
- Debunk and grasp confusing electronics concepts
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/18/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 897 pages
Make: More Electronics: Journey Deep Into the World of Logic Chips, Amplifiers, Sensors, and Randomicity
Want to learn even more about electronics in a fun, hands-on way? If you finished the projects in Make: Electronics, or if you're already familiar with the material in that book, you're ready for Make: More Electronics. Right away, you'll start working on real projects, and you'll explore all the key components and essential principles through the book's collection of experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them!This book picks up where Make: Electronics left off: you'll work with components like comparators, light sensors, higher-level logic chips, multiplexers, shift registers, encoders, decoders, and magnetic sensors. You'll also learn about topics like audio amplification, randomicity, as well as positive and negative feedback. With step-by-step instructions, and hundreds of color photographs and illustrations, this book will help you use -- and understand -- intermediate to advanced electronics concepts and techniques.
Published by: Maker Media, Inc | Publication date: 04/29/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 394 pages