Practical Electronics for Inventors 2/E

Author: Paul Scherz

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071776443

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 952

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THE BOOK THAT MAKES ELECTRONICS MAKE SENSE This intuitive, applications-driven guide to electronics for hobbyists, engineers, and students doesn't overload readers with technical detail. Instead, it tells you-and shows you-what basic and advanced electronics parts and components do, and how they work. Chock-full of illustrations, Practical Electronics for Inventors offers over 750 hand-drawn images that provide clear, detailed instructions that can help turn theoretical ideas into real-life inventions and gadgets. CRYSTAL CLEAR AND COMPREHENSIVE Covering the entire field of electronics, from basics through analog and digital, AC and DC, integrated circuits (ICs), semiconductors, stepper motors and servos, LCD displays, and various input/output devices, this guide even includes a full chapter on the latest microcontrollers. A favorite memory-jogger for working electronics engineers, Practical Electronics for Inventors is also the ideal manual for those just getting started in circuit design. If you want to succeed in turning your ideas into workable electronic gadgets and inventions, is THE book. Starting with a light review of electronics history, physics, and math, the book provides an easy-to-understand overview of all major electronic elements, including: Basic passive components o Resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers o Discrete passive circuits o Current-limiting networks, voltage dividers, filter circuits, attenuators o Discrete active devices o Diodes, transistors, thrysistors o Microcontrollers o Rectifiers, amplifiers, modulators, mixers, voltage regulators ENTHUSIASTIC READERS HELPED US MAKE THIS BOOK EVEN BETTER This revised, improved, and completely updated second edition reflects suggestions offered by the loyal hobbyists and inventors who made the first edition a bestseller. Reader-suggested improvements in this guide include: Thoroughly expanded and improved theory chapter New sections covering test equipment, optoelectronics, microcontroller circuits, and more New and revised drawings Answered problems throughout the book Practical Electronics for Inventors takes you through reading schematics, building and testing prototypes, purchasing electronic components, and safe work practices. You'll find all thisin a guide that's destined to get your creative-and inventive-juices flowing.

Practical Electronics for Inventors 2/E

Author: Paul Scherz

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071452818

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 952

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Covers electronic equipment, devices, components and products, and describes each from a what-it-is and what-it-is-used-for perspective. The projects include: Solar-Powered Robot, Data Logging Microcontroller, Electrostatic Speakers; and more. This book features sections on: modern computers, object-oriented microcontrollers, and more.

Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition

Author: Paul Scherz,Simon Monk

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 125958755X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1072

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A Fully-Updated, No-Nonsense Guide to Electronics Advance 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

Electronics Cookbook

Practical Electronic Recipes with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491989300

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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If you’re among the many hobbyists and designers who came to electronics through Arduino and Raspberry Pi, this cookbook will help you learn and apply the basics of electrical engineering without the need for an EE degree. Through a series of practical recipes, you’ll learn how to solve specific problems while diving into as much or as little theory as you’re comfortable with. Author Simon Monk (Raspberry Pi Cookbook) breaks down this complex subject into several topics, from using the right transistor to building and testing projects and prototypes. With this book, you can quickly search electronics topics and go straight to the recipe you need. It also serves as an ideal reference for experienced electronics makers. This cookbook includes: Theoretical concepts such as Ohm’s law and the relationship between power, voltage, and current The fundamental use of resistors, capacitors and inductors, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits, and switches and relays Recipes on power, sensors and motors, integrated circuits, and radio frequency for designing electronic circuits and devices Advice on using Arduino and Raspberry Pi in electronics projects How to build and use tools, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, simulations software, and unsoldered prototypes

Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071802371

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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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

Starting Electronics

All You Need to Get a Grounding in Practical Electronics

Author: Keith Brindley

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148310558X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 230

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Starting Electronics is a nine-chapter introductory text to electronics based on feature articles previously published as magazine articles. The opening chapter provides an overview of the fundamentals of electronics. The succeeding chapters present details of some easy-to-do experiments and the current and voltage measurement. The remaining chapters cover some basic components of electronics, including capacitor, integrated circuit, oscillator, filter, diodes, and transistors. This book will prove useful to electronic constructors and students.

Basic Electronics for Tomorrow's Inventors

A Thames and Kosmos Book

Author: Nick Dossis

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071794700

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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Learn about electronics with fun experiments and projects Created in partnership with Thames & Kosmos, Basic Electronics for Tomorrow's Inventors introduces you to essential electronics concepts through fun, do-it-yourself projects. You'll get tips for setting up your home workbench, safely handling materials, and creating a variety of entertaining gadgets. All of the projects and experiments use inexpensive, readily available electronic components and different types of breadboard, which creates a plug-and-play environment for you to build electronic circuits—no soldering required! Inside you'll find: Things You'll Need--lists of all the electronic components and equipment required for each experiment A Circuit Diagram--shows how each of the electronic components are connected to produce the experiment How the Circuit Works--identifies the building blocks used to make the circuit and helps you read circuit diagrams Breadboard Layout--close-up photographs that guide you in building each electronic circuit Time to Experiment--explains how to get your experiment working Step-by-step projects include: Phone experiments Make an LED light up Make an LED flash Create colors with an RGB LED Build a working telephone Dashboard experiments Create indicator lights Build a temperature sensor Make an electronic horn Set up a water sensor Security experiments Design a basic alarm circuit Make a pressure-sensitive mat Create a touch-activated alarm Build an electronic security keypad Make a reading light that switches on when it goes dark Electronic game experiments Create a random number generator Flip an electronic coin Get ready for infrared target practice Build a sound-effects generator

Fritzing for Inventors: Take Your Electronics Project from Prototype to Product

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071844643

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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In this TAB book, bestselling electronics author Simon Monk shows maker-entrepreneurs how to use Fritzing’s open-source software and services to create electronics prototypes, design and manufacture printed circuit boards (PCBs), and bring professional-quality electronic products to market. Fritzing for Inventors: Take Your Electronics Project from Prototype to Product explains how to use this set of free, open-source electronics prototyping tools to lay out breadboards, create schematics, and design professional-quality printed circuit boards (PCBs). No engineering skills needed! Whether you’re a hobbyist, artist, inventor, or student, you’ll be able to develop a product from schematic to prototype to professional-quality printed circuit board, all from one easy-to-use software package. Fritzing works well with prototyping boards such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone. This DIY guide covers the whole lifecycle of product development for a hobbyist entrepreneur. It takes you from initial concept, to prototyping, to PCB production, to distribution. Along the way, it examines the sourcing of components, product testing, and even how to price products for wholesale and retail. Simon Monk is a bestselling TAB electronics author and popular presenter at MakerFaires Well-illustrated tutorial with screen captures, easy-to-follow instructions, and step-by-step projects Describes an up-to-date contemporary approach to PCB design, including surface-mount designs Explains how to become a maker entrepreneur by using crowdfunding and indie marketplaces for technical products

Practical Electronics: A Complete Introduction

Teach Yourself

Author: Andy Cooper,Malcolm Plant

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473614082

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

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Now completely revised, Practical Electronics: A Complete Introduction covers the key areas of electronics you need to be confident in, whether you are a keen amateur hobbyist, an engineering student or a professional who wants to keep up to date. It outlines the basics in clear jargon-free English and provides added-value features like key ideas, memorable quotations and even lists of questions you might be asked in a seminar or exam. The book has been updated to remove complex and abstract technical thought and replace it with practical information that will be essential for students and general readers alike. It builds on basic principles such as simple circuits and switches, going on to explain how basic components can be used to form versatile digital systems, which can be combined and programmed to create new functional systems. It also covers microprocessor technology and microcontroller chips, showing how to program microcontrollers for learners wishing to explore this new technology. Practical Electronics employs the 'Breakthrough Method' to help you advance quickly at any subject, whether you're studing for an exam or just for your own interst. The Breakthrough Method is designed to overcome typical problems you'll face as learn new concepts and skills. - Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding. - Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.

How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic

Author: Michael Geier

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071744231

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

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Master the Art of Electronics Repair In this hands-on guide, a lifelong electronics repair guru shares his tested techniques and invaluable insights. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic shows you how to repair and extend the life of all kinds of solid-state devices, from modern digital gadgetry to cherished analog products of yesteryear. You'll start by selecting the tools and test equipment you'll need and setting up your workbench. Then, you'll get familiar with components and how they form circuits, stages, and sections of a device. Next, you'll learn how to take a product apart, figure out what's wrong with it, replace components, and reassemble it. Real-world case studies help clarify the topics covered. Tips and tricks for specific devices, such as optical disc players, computers, and video recorders, are also included in this practical resource. Set up a workbench and equip it with tools and test instruments Ensure personal safety and avoid electrical and physical damage to devices Understand electrical units, circuits, and signals Use test equipment, including a digital multimeter, signal generator, frequency counter, and an oscilloscope Repair circuit boards and replace parts Work with components, from capacitors and ICs to transistors and zeners Learn to read block, schematic, and pictorial diagrams Disassemble devices and identify sections and stages Troubleshoot and diagnose to the component level Perform reverse-order reassembly

Programming FPGAs: Getting Started with Verilog

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259643778

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Take your creations to the next level with FPGAs and Verilog This fun guide shows how to get started with FPGA technology using the popular Mojo, Papilio One, and Elbert 2 boards. Written by electronics guru Simon Monk, Programming FPGAs: Getting Started with Verilog features clear explanations, easy-to-follow examples, and downloadable sample programs. You’ll get start-to-finish assembly and programming instructions for numerous projects, including an LED decoder, a timer, a tone generator—even a memory-mapped video display! The book serves both as a hobbyists’ guide and as an introduction for professional developers. • Explore the basics of digital electronics and digital logic • Examine the features of the Mojo, Papilio One, and Elbert 2 boards • Set up your computer and dive in to Verilog programming • Work with the ISE Design Suite and user constraints files • Understand and apply modular Verilog programming methods • Generate electrical pulses through your board’s GPIO ports • Control servomotors and create your own sounds • Attach a VGA TV or computer monitor and generate video • All source code and finished bit files available for download

Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits

Author: Anant Agarwal,Jeffrey Lang

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008050681X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1008

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Unlike books currently on the market, this book attempts to satisfy two goals: combine circuits and electronics into a single, unified treatment, and establish a strong connection with the contemporary world of digital systems. It will introduce a new way of looking not only at the treatment of circuits, but also at the treatment of introductory coursework in engineering in general. Using the concept of ''abstraction,'' the book attempts to form a bridge between the world of physics and the world of large computer systems. In particular, it attempts to unify electrical engineering and computer science as the art of creating and exploiting successive abstractions to manage the complexity of building useful electrical systems. Computer systems are simply one type of electrical systems. +Balances circuits theory with practical digital electronics applications. +Illustrates concepts with real devices. +Supports the popular circuits and electronics course on the MIT OpenCourse Ware from which professionals worldwide study this new approach. +Written by two educators well known for their innovative teaching and research and their collaboration with industry. +Focuses on contemporary MOS technology.

Practical Electronics Handbook

Author: Ian R. Sinclair

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483105091

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 222

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Practical Electronics Handbook, Second Edition covers information useful in electronics, with focus on mathematical conventions. The handbook discusses the passive (resistors, capacitors, band coding, and inductors) and active discrete (diodes, transistors and negative feedback) components; discrete component circuits; and transferring digital data. Linear I.C.s, which are the single-chip arrangements of amplifier circuits that are intended to be biased and operated in a linear way, and digital I.C.s, which process signals and consist of two significant voltage levels, are also considered. The book also describes serial and parallel data transfer methods. The text will be beneficial to constructor of electronic circuits, service engineers and design engineers.

Make: More Electronics

Journey Deep Into the World of Logic Chips, Amplifiers, Sensors, and Randomicity

Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449344003

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 3871

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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.

Learning the Art of Electronics

Author: Thomas C. Hayes,Paul Horowitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521177235

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1200

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This pacy introduction to circuits assumes no knowledge of electronics. Students gain understanding by exposure to good design examples.

Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1

Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Switches, Encoders, Relays, Transistors

Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449333893

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 278

View: 473

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Provides information about components, including batteries, capacitors, diodes, and switches.

Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects

Author: Earl Boysen,Harry Kybett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118282329

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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An all-in-one resource on everything electronics-related! For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology, this latest version combines concepts, self-tests, and hands-on projects to offer you a completely repackaged and revised resource. This unique self-teaching guide features easy-to-understand explanations that are presented in a user-friendly format to help you learn the essentials you need to work with electronic circuits. All you need is a general understanding of electronics concepts such as Ohm's law and current flow, and an acquaintance with first-year algebra. The question-and-answer format, illustrative experiments, and self-tests at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to learn at your own speed. Boasts a companion website that includes more than twenty full-color, step-by-step projects Shares hands-on practice opportunities and conceptual background information to enhance your learning process Targets electronics enthusiasts who already have a basic knowledge of electronics but are interested in learning more about this fascinating topic on their own Features projects that work with the multimeter, breadboard, function generator, oscilloscope, bandpass filter, transistor amplifier, oscillator, rectifier, and more You're sure to get a charge out of the vast coverage included in Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects!

Practical Electronics

Components and Techniques

Author: John M. Hughes

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449373259

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 3048

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"How much do you need to know about electronics to create something interesting, or creatively modify something that already exists? If you're in a technical field such as software development, and don't have much experience with electronics components, this hands-on reference helps you find answers to technical questions quickly. Filling the gap between a beginner's primer and a formal textbook, Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques explores aspects of electronic components and techniques that you would typically learn on the job and from years of experience. Even if you've worked with electronics, or have a background in electronics theory, you're bound to find important information that you may not have encountered before. Among the book's many topics, you'll discover how to: Read the data sheet for an electronic component ; Use a variety of tools involved with electronics work ; Assemble various types of connectors ; Minimize noise and interference on a signal interface circuit. Explore topics not usually covered in theoretical books, and go deeper into practical aspects than a step-by-step, project-oriented approach, with Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques." --

Hacking Electronics: Learning Electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Second Edition

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB

ISBN: 9781260012200

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 3654

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Up-to-date hacks that will breathe life into your Arduino and Raspberry Pi creations! This intuitive DIY guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose household devices and integrate them with your Raspberry Pi and Arduino inventions. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics: Learning Electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Second Edition, features fun, easy-to-follow projects. You’ll discover how to build an Internet-controlled hacked electric toy, ultrasonic rangefinder, remote-controlled robotic rover, audio amp, slot car brakes and headlights—even a smart card reader! • Get up and running on both Arduino and Raspberry Pi • Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches • Identify components and read schematic diagrams • Work with LEDs, including high-power Lumileds and addressable LED strips • Use LiPo batteries, solar panels, and buck-boost power supplies • Use sensors to measure light, temperature, acceleration, sound level, and color • Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters • Repair gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment • Get the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools