Complete Electronics Self Teaching Guide with Projects

Author: Earl Boysen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118282328
Release Date: 2012-07-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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!

Hacking Electronics An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists

Author: Simon Monk
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071802376
Release Date: 2013-03-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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

How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic

Author: Michael Geier
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071744232
Release Date: 2011-01-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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

Building Your Own Electronics Lab

Author: Dale Wheat
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430243861
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

What should an electronics hackerspace look like? Is it in your bedroom, garage, a classroom, or even a suitcase? And where do you start? What parts are essential, and which are just nice to have? And how do you organize it all? Dale Wheat, the author of Arduino Internals, will show you how to build your own electronics lab complete with tools, parts, and power sources. You'll learn how to create a portable lab, a small lab to save space, and even a lab for small groups and classrooms. You'll learn which parts and tools are indispensable no matter what type projects you're working on: which soldering irons are best, which tools, cables, and testing equipment you'll need. You'll also learn about different chips, boards, sensors, power sources, and which ones you'll want to keep on hand. Finally, you'll learn how to assemble everything for the type of lab best suited to your needs. If you need to carry everything to your local makerspace, you can build the Portable Lab. If you plan to tinker at home or in the garage, there is the Corner Lab. If you're going to run your own local makerspace or you need to set up a lab to teach others, there is the Small-Group Lab. No matter what your gadgeteering needs may be, Building Your Own Electronics Lab will show you exactly how to put it all together so you have what you need to get started. What you’ll learn Essential components of every electronics lab, and how to get them without going broke The differences between types of electronics parts, accessories, and tools you may need Designing a lab for portability Designing a lab to save space Designing a lab to share space and resources Who this book is for Electronics hobbyists, Arduino enthusiasts, hardware hackers, ham radio tinkerers, or anyone wanting to build their own makerspace. Table of Contents Planning Your Electronics Workshop Building Your Tool Chest Parts – Both Spare and Not-so-Spare Portable Mini-Lab The Corner Lab The Small-Group Lab Appendix: Getting Started with Tool-Building

How to Test Almost Anything Electronic

Author: Delton Horn
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0830641270
Release Date: 1993-04-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Introduces test equipment and explains how to test current, components, televisions, alignment, and digital circuits

Build Your Own Electronics Workshop

Author: Thomas Petruzzellis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071709132
Release Date: 2004-12-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Whether electronics is a hobby or an avocation, this resource covers everything you need to know to create a personal electronic workbench. The author includes essential yet difficult to find information such as whether to buy or build test equipment, how to solder, how to make circuit boards, how to troubleshoot, how to test components and systems, and how to build your own test equipment. Building on a budget Sources for equipment

Getting Started in Electronics

Author: Forrest M. Mims
Publisher: Book Renter, Incorporated
ISBN: 0945053282
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Electronics

Electricity -- Electronic components -- Semiconductors -- Photonic semiconductors -- Integrated circuits -- Digital integrated circuits -- Linear integrated circuits -- Circuit assembly tips -- 100 electronic circuits.

Electronics Projects For Dummies

Author: Earl Boysen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118044029
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

These projects are fun to build and fun to use Make lights dance to music, play with radio remote control, or build your own metal detector Who says the Science Fair has to end? If you love building gadgets, this book belongs on your radar. Here are complete directions for building ten cool creations that involve light, sound, or vibrations -- a weird microphone, remote control gizmos, talking toys, and more, with full parts and tools lists, safety guidelines, and wiring schematics. Check out ten cool electronics projects, including * Chapter 8 -- Surfing the Radio Waves (how to make your own radio) * Chapter 9 -- Scary Pumpkins (crazy Halloween decorations that have sound, light, and movement) * Chapter 12 -- Hitting Paydirt with an Electronic Metal Detector (a project that can pay for itself) Discover how to * Handle electronic components safely * Read a circuit diagram * Troubleshoot circuits with a multimeter * Build light-activated gadgets * Set up a motion detector * Transform electromagnetic waves into sound Companion Web site * Go to www.dummies.com/go/electronicsprojectsfd * Explore new projects with other electronics hobbyists * Find additional information and project opportunities

Beginner s Guide to Reading Schematics Third Edition

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071827799
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Translate schematic diagrams into today's cutting-edge electronics Navigate the roadmaps of simple electronic circuits and complex systems with help from an experienced engineer. With all-new art and demo circuits you can build, this hands-on, illustrated guide explains how to understand and create high-precision electronics diagrams. Find out how to identify parts and connections, decipher element ratings, and apply diagram-based information in your own projects. Beginner’s Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition, also contains valuable appendices covering symbols and resistor color codes. Featuring detailed coverage of: Schematic, block, and pictorial diagrams Resistors and capacitors Inductors and transformers Switches, conductors, and cables Diodes, transistors, and logic gates Electron tubes Cells and batteries Voltage dividers and reducers Breadboards and wire wrapping Electronics troubleshooting

Biology

Author: Steven Daniel Garber
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471449296
Release Date: 2002-11-19
Genre: Science

* A complete course, from cells to the circulatory system * Hundreds of questions and many review tests * Key concepts and terms defined and explained Master key concepts. Answer challenging questions. Prepare for exams. Learn at your own pace. Are viruses living? How does photosynthesis occur? Is cloning a form of sexual or asexual reproduction? What is Anton van Leeuwenhoek known for? With Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide, Second Edition, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more. Steven Garber explains all the major biological concepts and terms in this newly revised edition, including the origin of life, evolution, cell biology, reproduction, physiology, and botany. The step-by-step, clearly structured format of Biology makes it fully accessible to all levels of students, providing an easily understood, comprehensive treatment of all aspects of life science. Like all Self-Teaching Guides, Biology allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who needs to master the science of life.

Practical Algebra

Author: Peter H. Selby
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471530123
Release Date: 1991-02-28
Genre: Mathematics

Practical Algebra If you studied algebra years ago and now need a refresher course in order to use algebraic principles on the job, or if you're a student who needs an introduction to the subject, here's the perfect book for you. Practical Algebra is an easy and fun-to-use workout program that quickly puts you in command of all the basic concepts and tools of algebra. With the aid of practical, real-life examples and applications, you'll learn: * The basic approach and application of algebra to problem solving * The number system (in a much broader way than you have known it from arithmetic) * Monomials and polynomials; factoring algebraic expressions; how to handle algebraic fractions; exponents, roots, and radicals; linear and fractional equations * Functions and graphs; quadratic equations; inequalities; ratio, proportion, and variation; how to solve word problems, and more Authors Peter Selby and Steve Slavin emphasize practical algebra throughout by providing you with techniques for solving problems in a wide range of disciplines--from engineering, biology, chemistry, and the physical sciences, to psychology and even sociology and business administration. Step by step, Practical Algebra shows you how to solve algebraic problems in each of these areas, then allows you to tackle similar problems on your own, at your own pace. Self-tests are provided at the end of each chapter so you can measure your mastery.

The Ultimate Beginner s Guide to the 555 Timer

Author: Jesse Rutherford
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520148038
Release Date: 2017-01-13
Genre:

Unlock weird noises, hypnotic lights, and master the 555 timer. This fast paced, easy-to-follow book teaches you how the 555 timer works with step-by-step instructions and hands-on projects. Whether you are an electronics enthusiast or a beginner, this DIY guide shares simple tricks and hacks to put the 555 timer into action. FULL-COLOR illustrations show you how to transform circuit schematics into real-world working examples on a standard breadboard - no soldering required! High-resolution oscilloscope screen shots reveal detailed views of complex waveforms not able to be seen with the human eye. Advance your skills by completing the included projects so that you can create your own unique designs. You will learn how to: Use a breadboard Utilize the 555's pins Trigger "one-shot" mode Blink an LED Generate noises with an oscillator Create a frequency divider Make a bistable flip-flop Source and sink current Build and understand the Atari Punk Console

Project Management Demystified

Author: Sid Kemp
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071470988
Release Date: 2004-05-25
Genre: Business & Economics

LEARN PROJECT MANAGEMENT ON TIME AND UNDER BUDGET! Project Management Demystified is valuable for both the novice project manager and the experienced. For the novice, it is a great way to understand PM basics in an easy-to-understand and practical way. Personalized stories demonstrate both what to do and what not to do. Experienced project managers will find 'gems' spread throughout the text to take away to improve their results. -- Lee Krevat, IT Director, Business Strategic Alignment, Sempra Energy (A Fortune 500 company) Mr. Kemp truly demystifies project management, connecting the how and the why. Students and managers alike will gain both skills and confidence. -- Malcolm Ryder, Principal and Chief Strategy Officer, Renovance, L.L.P. (An IT management consulting firm) Written in straightforward language, Project Management Demystified will help you gain "instant expertise" in project management -- even if you have no previous formal training in executive skills. The author, who has trained thousands of first-time managers and team leaders, uses a host of powerful techniques to help you soak up what you really need to know. With Project Management Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. Unlike most books on project management, general principles are presented first—and the details follow. In order to make the learning process clear, simple, and useful, Project Management Demystified offers questions at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses, and case studies throughout the book to reinforce the entire process of project management. This unique, self-teaching guide shows you how to: * Transform a good idea into a smooth-flowing project * Ensure project delivery with the "Six Keys to Success" * Turn disorganized "to-do" lists into effective action plans * Master people-management and team-building skills * Analyze design, development, budgeting, and scheduling * Calm the "storm period" -- the transition to production * Bring your project in on time and under budget * Gain practical management skills you can use again and again * Build your "Project for Learning" and use reviews to retain information * And much, much more! If you're looking for mastery of essential PM skills, let Project Management Demystified be your shortcut!

Electronics from the Ground Up Learn by Hacking Designing and Inventing

Author: Ronald Quan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071837293
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Discover the inner-workings of electronics through innovative hands-on experiments Are you fascinated by the power of even the smallest electronic device? Electronics from the Ground Up guides you through step-by-step experiments that reveal how electronic circuits function so you can advance your skills and design custom circuits. You’ll work with a range of circuits and signals related to optical emitters and receivers, audio, oscillators, and video. This practical resource explains components, construction techniques, basic test equipment, circuit analysis, and troubleshooting. Photographs, schematics, equations, and graphs are included throughout. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to hack and modify existing circuits to create your own unique designs. Do-it-yourself experiments cover: Batteries, lamps, and flashlights Light emitters and receivers Diodes, rectifiers, and associated circuits Transistors, FETs, and vacuum tubes Amplifiers and feedback Audio signals and circuits Oscillators AM and FM signals and circuits Video basics, including video signals Video circuits and systems “Excellent... Nothing can replace hands-on experience and Quan immerses the hobbyist/designer right into the fray up to their elbows.”—EDN Magazine

Understanding Basic Electronics

Author: Walter Banzhaf
Publisher: American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
ISBN: 0872590828
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Introduces basic electronics, discussing analog and digital electronic circuits, Ohm's Law, and resonant circuits.