Electronics For Dummies: Edition 2

John Wiley & Sons

Electronics is fascinating – want to make something of it? This book shows you how!

You can make all sorts of things, once you understand what electronics is and how it works.   This book helps you out with that part, explaining the whole thing in plain English. Learn how electricity functions, how to harness it and put it to work, what tools you need to build circuits, what you can make with them, and how to do it safely.

  • Mystery solved – understand what makes your iPod, remote control, and computer work
  • Essential stuff – outfit your electronics lab with all the necessary tools, including some that will surprise you
  • Schematic road maps – learn to read schematics and understand how they help your project get where it’s going
  • Symbols of power – recognize all the identifiers for power sources, grounds, and components
  • Tools of the trade – discover how to use a multimeter, logic probe, oscilloscope, and solderless breadboard
  • Break it down – get to know the ins and outs of components such as resistors, capacitors ,diodes and transistors
  • Getting it together – find out how integrated circuits make all the rest possible and learn to work with them
  • & Analyze it – understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them

Open the book and find:

  • The difference between electronics and electricity
  • A list of essential tools
  • Cool projects you can build quickly
  • Great places to find parts
  • Important safety tips
  • What a sine wave is
  • Interesting stuff about speakers, buzzers, and DC motors
  • Ohm’s Law and how to use it
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About the author

Cathleen Shamieh is a high-tech writer with extensive engineering and consulting experience in the fields of medical electronics, speech processing, and telecommunications. Gordon McComb writes the Robotics Resources column for SERVO Magazine, the leading hobby electronics magazine in the US.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jan 4, 2011
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9781118052549
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Technology & Engineering / Electrical
Technology & Engineering / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Cathleen Shamieh
The easy way for kids to get started with electronics

If your youngster likes to tinker, Electronics For Kids For Dummies is here to teach them the core concepts of electronics in a fun and engaging way. Written in a language elementary-to-middle-school-aged kids can understand, it's packed with full-color photos, easy-to-follow instructions, simple examples, and 13 cool projects that will boost your child's confidence while instilling valuable electronics lessons.

Written by an experienced engineer who authored Electronics For Dummies, this friendly guide shows children the right way to learn about this exciting—but potentially dangerous—field. From making their very own LED flashlight and basic radio to building a smart nightlight and making an LED blink, Electronics For Kids For Dummies walks young readers through 13 projects that are easy to accomplish—and, most importantly, fun! Plus, the full-color design is heavy on eye-catching graphics and the format is focused on the steps to completing a project, making it approachable for any youngster with an interest in exploring the electrifying world of electronics. Introduces kids to the basics of electronics Includes 13 projects that promote your kid's sense of achievement Features larger print to make the material less intimidating and easier to navigate Covers tools and safety measures to ensure your child's safety

Spark your child's interest in the shockingly exciting field of electronics with Electronics For Kids For Dummies!

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