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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Electrons in Motion

    1. Atoms and Electrons

    2. Electric Charge and Current

    3. Current Flow in a Basic Circuit

    4. Ohm’s Law

    5. Power

    6. Resistance

    7. Example: Building a Voltage Divider

    8. Summary

  2. Chapter 2 Fasteners and Adhesives

    1. Screws and Bolts

    2. Rivets

    3. Adhesives and Bonding

    4. Summary

  3. Chapter 3 Tools

    1. Screwdrivers

    2. Pliers

    3. Wire Cutters

    4. Wire Strippers

    5. Crimping Tools

    6. Socket and Hex Drivers

    7. Clamps

    8. Vises

    9. Rotary Tools

    10. Grinders

    11. Drills

    12. Drill Bits

    13. Taps and Dies

    14. Small Hand Saws

    15. Miniature Power Saws

    16. Specialty Metalworking Tools

    17. Tweezers

    18. Soldering Tools

    19. Magnifiers and Microscopes

    20. Workspaces

    21. Summary

  4. Chapter 4 Tool Techniques

    1. Working with Fasteners

    2. Soldering and Desoldering

    3. Cutting

    4. Drilling

    5. Modification Cutting

    6. Summary

  5. Chapter 5 Power Sources

    1. Batteries

    2. Power Supply Technology

    3. Photovoltaic Power Sources

    4. Fuses and Circuit Breakers

    5. Summary

  6. Chapter 6 Switches

    1. One Switch, Multiple Circuits

    2. Switch Types

    3. Slide and Rotary Switch Circuits

    4. Switch Selection Criteria

    5. Switch Caveats

    6. Summary

  7. Chapter 7 Connectors and Wiring

    1. Wire and Cable

    2. Connectors

    3. Assembling Connectors

    4. Summary

  8. Chapter 8 Passive Components

    1. Tolerance

    2. Voltage, Power, and Temperature

    3. Packages

    4. Resistors

    5. Capacitors

    6. Chokes, Coils, and Transformers

    7. Summary

  9. Chapter 9 Active Components

    1. How to Read a Datasheet

    2. Electrostatic Discharge

    3. Packaging Overview

    4. Diodes and Rectifiers

    5. Transistors

    6. SCR and TRIAC Devices

    7. Heatsinks

    8. Integrated Circuits

    9. Summary

  10. Chapter 10 Relays

    1. Relay Background

    2. Relay Packages

    3. Selecting a Relay

    4. Relay Reliability Issues

    5. Relay Applications

    6. Summary

  11. Chapter 11 Logic

    1. Logic Basics

    2. Origin of Logic ICs

    3. Logic Families

    4. Logic Building Blocks: 4000 and 7400 ICs

    5. Programmable Logic Devices

    6. Microprocessors and Microcontrollers

    7. Working with Logic Components

    8. Summary

  12. Chapter 12 Discrete Control Interfaces

    1. The Discrete Interface

    2. Discrete Inputs

    3. Discrete Outputs

    4. Logic-Level Translation

    5. Components

    6. Summary

  13. Chapter 13 Analog Interfaces

    1. Interfacing with an Analog World

    2. Hacking Analog Signals

    3. Summary

  14. Chapter 14 Data Communication Interfaces

    1. Basic Digital Communications Concepts

    2. SPI and I2C

    3. RS-232

    4. RS-485

    5. RS-232 vs. RS-485

    6. USB

    7. Ethernet Network Communications

    8. Wireless Communications

    9. Other Data Communications Methods

    10. Summary

  15. Chapter 15 Printed Circuit Boards

    1. PCB History

    2. PCB Basics

    3. PCB Layout

    4. Fabricating a PCB

    5. PCB Guidelines

    6. Summary

  16. Chapter 16 Packaging

    1. The Importance of Packaging

    2. Types of Packaging

    3. Stock Enclosures

    4. Building or Recycling Enclosures

    5. Designing Packaging for Electronics

    6. Sources

    7. Summary

  17. Chapter 17 Test Equipment

    1. Basic Test Equipment

    2. Advanced Test Equipment

    3. Buying Used and Surplus Equipment

    4. Summary

  18. Appendix Essential Electronics and AC Circuits

    1. Units of Measurement

    2. Voltage, Current, and Power

    3. Resistance

    4. Equivalent Circuits

    5. AC Concepts

    6. Capacitance, Inductance, Reactance, and Impedance

    7. Solid-State Concepts

    8. Operational Amplifiers

    9. Noise

    10. Recommended Reading and Further Exploration

  19. Appendix Schematics

    1. Wires and Current Paths

    2. Common Schematic Symbols

    3. Schematic Capture and EDA Tools

  20. Appendix Bibliography

    1. Electronics Theory

    2. Engineering and Design Topics

    3. Interfaces

    4. Construction Techniques and Projects

    5. Hands-On Learning

    6. Instrumentation

    7. Microcontrollers

    8. Printed Circuit Boards

  21. Appendix Resources

    1. Software

    2. Hardware, Components, and Tools

    3. Printed Circuit Board Supplies and Fabricators

    4. eBay

    5. Other Sources

    6. Datasheets, Application Notes, and Manuals

  22. Appendix Components Lists

    1. Controllers

    2. Memory

    3. Logic

    4. Interface Components

    5. Translation

    6. Data Communications Components