"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 Talk A "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 Tools The 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. on 08/10/2015
Book details: 352 pages.
Developments over the last 20 years have fueled considerable speculation about the future of the book and of reading itself. This book begins with a gloss over the history of electronic books, including the social and technical forces that have shaped their development. The focus then shifts to reading and how we interact with what we read: basic issues such as legibility, annotation, and navigation are examined as aspects of reading that eBooks inherit from their print legacy. Because reading is fundamentally communicative, I also take a closer look at the sociality of reading: how we read in a group and how we share what we read. Studies of reading and eBook use are integrated throughout the book, but Chapter 5 "goes meta" to explore how a researcher might go about designing his or her own reading-related studies. No book about eBooks is complete without an explicit discussion of content preparation, i.e., how the electronic book is written. Hence, Chapter 6 delves into the underlying representation of eBooks and efforts to create and apply markup standards to them. This chapter also examines how print genres have made the journey to digital and how some emerging digital genres might be realized as eBooks. Finally, Chapter 7 discusses some beyond-the-book functionality: how can eBook platforms be transformed into portable personal libraries? In the end, my hope is that by the time the reader reaches the end of this book, he or she will feel equipped to perform the next set of studies, write the next set of articles, invent new eBook functionality, or simply engage in a heated argument with the stranger in seat 17C about the future of reading. Table of Contents: Preface / Figure Credits / Introduction / Reading / Interaction / Reading as a Social Activity / Studying Reading / Beyond the Book / References / Author Biography
Published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers on 03/19/2018
Book details: 185 pages.
Bring your electronic inventions to life! "This full-color book is impressive...there are some really fun projects!" -GeekDad, Wired.com 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. Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches Identify components and read schematic diagrams Understand the how and why of electronics theory Work with transistors, LEDs, and laser diode modules Power your devices with a/c supplies, batteries, or solar panels Get up and running on Arduino boards and pre-made modules Use sensors to detect everything from noxious gas to acceleration Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters Fix gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment
Published by McGraw Hill Professional on 03/22/2013
Book details: 304 pages.
Published by Technical Publications on 01/01/2009
Book details: 684 pages.
This clear, well-illustrated introduction to electronic equipment covers the safe use of electronic devices and basic test equipment, plus numerous essential topics: electron tubes, semiconductors, electronic power supplies, tuned circuits, an introduction to amplifiers, receivers, ranging and navigation systems, an introduction to computers, antennas, AM/FM, and much more. 560 illustrations.
Published by Courier Corporation on 03/19/1973
Book details: 566 pages.
Now in its fourth edition, Introduction to Electronics continues to offer its readers a complete introduction to basic electricity/electronics principles with emphasis on hands-on application of theory. Expanded discussion of Capacitive AC, Inductive AC, and Resonance Circuits is just the beginning! For the first time, MultiSIM® problems have been integrated into Introduction to Electronics, providing even greater opportunities to apply basic electronics principles and develop critical thinking skills by building, analyzing, and troubleshooting DC and AC circuits. In addition, this electron flow, algebra-based electricity/electronics primer now includes coverage of topics such as surface mount components, Karnaugh maps, and microcontrollers that are becoming increasingly important in today's world. Introduction to Electronics is the ideal choice for readers with no prior electronics experience who seek a basic background in DC and AC circuits that aligns closely with today's business and industry requirements. Objectives are clearly stated at the beginning of each brief, yet highly focused chapter to focus attention on key points. In addition, all-new photographs are used throughout the book and detailed, step-by-step examples are included to show how math and formulas are used. Chapter-end review questions and summaries ensure mastery, while careers are profiled throughout Introduction to Electronics, 4th Edition to stimulate the reader's interest in further study and/or potential employment in electronics or related fields.
Published by Cengage Learning on 03/19/2018
Book details: 430 pages.
This Book Presents A Lucid And Systematic Exposition Of The Basic Principles Involved In Electrical And Electronics Engineering. A Wide Spectrum Of Concepts Is Covered, Ranging From The Basic Principles Of Electric Circuits To The Advanced Area Of Microprocessors.The Fundamental Concepts Are Explained In Sufficient Detail And Are Adequately Illustrated Through Suitable Solved Examples.This Edition Includes New Chapters On * Dc Machines * Ac Machines * Electrical Measuring Instruments * Communication Systems * OscillatorsThe Discussion Of Several Other Topics Has Also Been Suitably Revised And Updated.The Book Would Serve As An Excellent For Undergraduate Engineering And Diploma Students Of All Disciplines. Amie Candidates And Practising Engineers Would Also Find It Extremely Useful.
Published by New Age International on 01/01/2007
Book details: 528 pages.
With this revised edition we aim to present a text on Power Electronics for the UG level which will provide a comprehensive coverage of converters, choppers, inverters and motor drives. All this, with a rich pedagogy to support the conceptual understanding and integral use of PSPICE.
Published by Tata McGraw-Hill Education on 07/07/2008
Book details: 1096 pages.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the rapidly developing field of molecular electronics. It focuses on our present understanding of the electrical conduction in single-molecule circuits and provides a thorough introduction to the experimental techniques and theoretical concepts. It will also constitute as the first textbook-like introduction to both the experiment and theory of electronic transport through single atoms and molecules. In this sense, this publication will prove invaluable to both researchers and students interested in the field of nanoelectronics and nanoscience in general. Molecular Electronics is self-contained and unified in its presentation. It may be used as a textbook on nanoelectronics by graduate students and advanced undergraduates studying physics and chemistry. In addition, included are previously unpublished material that will help researchers gain a deeper understanding into the basic concepts involved in the field of molecular electronics.
Published by World Scientific on 03/19/2018
Book details: 724 pages.
This comprehensive and well-organized text discusses the fundamentals of electronic communication, such as devices and analog and digital circuits, which are so essential for an understanding of digital electronics. Professor Santiram Kal, with his wealth of knowledge and his years of teaching experience, compresses, within the covers of a single volume, all the aspects of electronics - both analog and digital - encompassing devices such as microprocessors, microcontrollers, fibre optics, and photonics. In so doing, he has struck a fine balance between analog and digital electronics. A distinguishing feature of the book is that it gives case studies in modern applications of electronics, including information technology, that is, DBMS, multimedia, computer networks, Internet, and optical communication. Worked-out examples, interspersed throughout the text, and the large number of diagrams should enable the student to have a better grasp of the subject. Besides, exercises, given at the end of each chapter, will sharpen the student's mind in self-study. These student-friendly features are intended to enhance the value of the text and make it both useful and interesting.
Published by PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd. on 01/14/2009
Book details: 584 pages.