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.