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Make: Electronics

Book Description

Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-onway? WithMake: Electronics, you'll start working on realprojects as soon as you crack open the book. Explore all of the keycomponents and essential principles through a series of fascinatingexperiments. You'll build the circuits first,thenlearn thetheory behind them!

Build working devices, from simple to complexYou'll start with the basics and then move on to more complicatedprojects. Go from switching circuits to integrated circuits, andfrom simple alarms to programmable microcontrollers. Step-by-stepinstructions and more than 500 full-color photographs andillustrations will help you use -- and understand -- electronicsconcepts and techniques.

  • Discover by breaking things: experiment with components andlearn from failure

  • Set up a tricked-out project space: make a work area at home,equipped with the tools and parts you'll need

  • Learn about key electronic components and their functionswithin a circuit

  • Create an intrusion alarm, holiday lights, wearable electronicjewelry, audio processors, a reflex tester, and a combinationlock

  • Build an autonomous robot cart that can sense its environmentand avoid obstacles

  • Get clear, easy-to-understand explanations of what you're doingand why

  • Table of Contents

    1. Preface
    2. 1. Experiencing Electricity
      1. Shopping List: Experiments 1 Through 5
      2. Experiment 1: Taste the Power!
      3. Experiment 2: Let’s Abuse a Battery!
      4. Experiment 3: Your First Circuit
      5. Experiment 4: Varying the Voltage
      6. Experiment 5: Let’s Make a Battery
    3. 2. Switching Basics and More
      1. Shopping List: Experiments 6 Through 11
      2. Experiment 6: Very Simple Switching
      3. Experiment 7: Relay-Driven LEDs
      4. Experiment 8: A Relay Oscillator
      5. Experiment 9: Time and Capacitors
      6. Experiment 10: Transistor Switching
      7. Experiment 11: A Modular Project
    4. 3. Getting Somewhat More Serious
      1. Shopping List: Experiments 12 Through 15
      2. Experiment 12: Joining Two Wires Together
      3. Experiment 13: Broil an LED
      4. Experiment 14: A Pulsing Glow
      5. Experiment 15: Intrusion Alarm Revisited
    5. 4. Chips, Ahoy!
      1. Shopping List: Experiments 16 Through 24
      2. Experiment 16: Emitting a Pulse
      3. Experiment 17: Set Your Tone
      4. Experiment 18: Reaction Timer
      5. Experiment 19: Learning Logic
      6. Experiment 20: A Powerful Combination
      7. Experiment 21: Race to Place
      8. Experiment 22: Flipping and Bouncing
      9. Experiment 23: Nice Dice
      10. Experiment 24: Intrusion Alarm Completed
    6. 5. What Next?
      1. Shopping List: Experiments 25 Through 36
      2. Customizing Your Work Area
      3. Reference Sources
      4. Experiment 25: Magnetism
      5. Experiment 26: Tabletop Power Generation
      6. Experiment 27: Loudspeaker Destruction
      7. Experiment 28: Making a Coil React
      8. Experiment 29: Filtering Frequencies
      9. Experiment 30: Fuzz
      10. Experiment 31: One Radio, No Solder, No Power
      11. Experiment 32: A Little Robot Cart
      12. Experiment 33: Moving in Steps
      13. Experiment 34: Hardware Meets Software
      14. Experiment 35: Checking the Real World
      15. Experiment 36: The Lock, Revisited
      16. In Closing
    7. Appendix. Online Retail Sources and Manufacturers