Getting Started with Electronic Projects
By Bill Pretty
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: January 2015
Pages: 176

With Getting Started with Electronic Projects, you will create several popular electronic security projects. This practical and accessible guide will show you more than just building handy and useful electronic security projects.

Beginning with what the hams call "DC to Daylight," you will learn how to build everything from an IR Beacon to an RF power meter and a ZigBee point-to-point network. All you need to get started is a few simple tools and ordinary soldering skills.

The projects eventually become more complex when you start building an infrared flashlight using materials from a dollar store. Here you start with a IR flashing beacon and a motion sensitive alarm with a really cool on/off switch, then you move on to a black box project that will turn your sound card into an oscilloscope and eventually a ZigBee-based alarm system.

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Great book

By jgarciallamas

from Barcelona

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  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples


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    Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Electronic Projects:

    I love it too. So far so good.
    To introduce the reader to the electronics the author uses one of the most well know ICs ever, the 555. The author shows some examples with this IC, e.g motion alarm, then he goes through some radio projects where HTML and Javascript knowledge can be very useful. At the end you can also see other projects where ZigBee protocol is used. I have purchased some ZigBee boards to use them not only for those projects but also for some ideas that came to me when reading this book.
    Great job.

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