Electronics All-in-One For Dummies
By Doug Lowe
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: December 2011
Pages: 864

From Ohm's law to building projects, get going in electronics with this All-in-One guide!

If you, like Doug Lowe, were always fascinated by electronics but didn't make a career of it, this book is for you. Here are clear, concise explanations of all the important concepts and directions for building simple, fun projects you can actually use. Each minibook covers the basics of a key topic, so you can jump in anywhere and get started!

  • Safety first — be sure to read Chapter 4 of Book I and follow all safety precautions as you tackle your projects

  • Building blocks — learn how conductors, resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors work and how to use them

  • The full circuit — explore integrated circuits, digital circuits, logic circuits, and programmable circuits

  • Plug it in — find out how to build power supply circuits that let you run circuits on household current

  • Wonderful wireless — get the whole story on radio and learn to build one of the most interesting devices: a crystal radio

Open the book and find:

  • Important safety standards

  • Ohm's law and other electronics concepts

  • What a 555 timer chip does

  • How to work with alternating current

  • Where a crystal radio gets its power

  • How infrared light is used in wireless communication

  • What a Basic Stamp is

  • A project teachers can use in the classroom

Visit the companion website at www.wiley.com/go/electronicsaiofd for code samples you can use when creating programmable circuits.

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