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Entrepreneurial times call for The EntrepreneurialEngineer
In an age when technology and business are merging as neverbefore, today's engineers need skills matched with the times.Today, career success as an engineer is determined as much by anability to communicate with coworkers, sell ideas, and manage timeas by talent at manipulating a Laplace transform, coding a Java(r)object, or analyzing a statically indeterminate structure.
This book covers those nontechnical skills needed by today'sentrepreneurial engineers who mix strong technical know-how,business and organizational prowess, and an alert eye foropportunity. Author David Goldberg unlocks the keys to ten corecompetencies at the heart of what entrepreneurial engineers need tomaster to be effective in a fast-moving world of deals, teams,startups, and innovating corporations. You'll discover how to:
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Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-on way? With Make: Electronics, you'll start working on real projects as soon as you crack open the book. Explore all of the key components and essential principles through a series of fascinating experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them!
Build working devices, from simple to complex You'll start with the basics and then move on to more complicated projects. Go from switching circuits to integrated circuits, and from simple alarms to programmable microcontrollers. Step-by-step instructions and more than 500 full-color photographs and illustrations will help you use -- and understand -- electronics concepts and techniques.Discover by breaking things: experiment with components and learn from failure Set up a tricked-out project space: make a work area at home, equipped with the tools and parts you'll need Learn about key electronic components and their functions within a circuit Create an intrusion alarm, holiday lights, wearable electronic jewelry, audio processors, a reflex tester, and a combination lock Build an autonomous robot cart that can sense its environment and avoid obstacles Get clear, easy-to-understand explanations of what you're doing and why
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