In this first chapter, we will investigate some of the tools and techniques needed to hack electronics. We will start with a little soldering, and wire up an old computer fan to help keep the solder fumes out of our lungs.
As it says in the title, this book is all about “hacking electronics.” The word “hacking” has come to mean many things. But in this book, “hacking” means “just do it!” You don’t need a degree in electronic engineering to create or modify something electronic. The best way to learn is by having a go at it. You will learn as much from your mistakes as from your successes.
As you start to make things and experiment, you will likely want to understand more of the theory behind it all. Traditional electronics textbooks ...