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
Do you dream of wiring up a flashing LED, experimenting with infrared detectors, or building a walking-talking robot from scratch? Do you want to understand what capacitors, oscilloscopes and transistors actually do? Then look no further! Electronics For Dummies, UK Editioncovers everything from understanding the technology behind day-to-day gadgets, to reading a schematic, getting to grips with multimeters, and devising projects that are both useful and fun. With UK-specific information on where to purchase components for your workbench and the most useful websites and resources, this essential guide will get you up, running, and switched on in no time. Electronics For Dummies, UK Edition includes: Part I: Understanding The Fundamentals of Electronics
Chapter 1: What is Electronics and What Can It Do For You? Chapter 2: Moving Electrons to Make Something Happen Chapter 3: Meeting Up with Resistance Chapter 4: Getting a Charge Out of Capacitors Chapter 5: Curling Up With Coils and Crystals Chapter 6: The Wide World of Semiconductors Chapter 7: Packing Parts Together on Integrated Circuits Chapter 8: Rounding Out Your Parts List Part II: Getting Your Hands Dirty Chapter 9: Setting Up Shop and Ensuring Your Safety Chapter 10: Reading Schematics Chapter 11: Constructing Circuits Chapter 12: Measuring and Analysing Circuits Part III: Putting Theory Into Practice Chapter 13: Exploring Some Learning Circuits Chapter 14: Great Projects You Can Build in 30 Minutes or Less Chapter 15: Cool Robot Projects to Amaze Your Friends and Family Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Terrific Tips to Help You Succeed Chapter 17: Ten Great Electronics Parts Sources Chapter 18: Ten Electronics Formulas You Should Know Appendix: Internet Resources Getting Up to Speed with Tutorials and General Information Figuring Things Out with Calculators Surfing for Circuits Asking Questions in Discussion Forums Getting Things Surplus
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 12/31/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 385 pages, ISBN 9780470681787
Your one-stop UK shop for clear, concise explanations to all the important concepts in electronics and tons of direction for building simple, fun electronic projects. The 8 mini-books in this 1 volume include:
- Getting Started with Electronics
- Working with Basic Components
- Working with Integrated Circuits
- Getting into Alternating Current
- Working with Radio and Infrared
- Doing Digital Electronics
- Working with Basic Stamp Processors
- Building Special Effects
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 09/24/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 840 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
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
eBook version of Electronics Principles V10 with Visual Studio software published to hobbyists and enthusiasts, schools & colleges since 1992.To help your study there are links to hundreds of the eBook interactive topics available for thirty-days bringing your eBook to life as you insert your own values and update the colourful graphics to reflect those changes.Please go to the Additional Notes page at the back of this book to explore the interactive online content that accompanies this title.
Published by: eptsoft | Publication date: 05/11/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 396 pages
Understand Electronics will enable you to grasp the fundamental concepts of electronics as well as the more complex principles. Offering support and clarity throughout, this book covers everything from voltage, dividers and resisors to logic gates and Boolean algebra. You will gain a solid understanding and feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.vTEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of electronics.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Published by: Teach Yourself | Publication date: 03/26/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 392 pages
Electronic music is now ubiquitous, from mainstream pop hits to the furthest reaches of the avant garde. But how did we get here? In Mars by 1980, David Stubbs charts the evolution of synthesised tones, from the earliest mechanical experiments in the late nineteenth century, through the musique concrete of the Futurists and radical composers such as Pierre Schaeffer and Karl Stockhausen, to the gradual absorption of electronic instrumentation into the mainstream, be it through the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, grandiose prog rock or the DIY approach of electronica, house and techno.Stubbs tells a tale of mavericks and future dreamers, malfunctioning devices and sonic mayhem. But above all, he describes an essential story of authenticity: is this music? Mars by 1980 is the definitive account that answers this question.
Published by: Faber & Faber | Publication date: 07/31/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 392 pages