Book title: Electronics Projects for Dummies

Writers: Earl Boysen and Nancy Muir

File Format: PDF

Language: English

Volume: 443 pages

File Size: 12.11 MB

About the book:

Electronics projects not only help you build useful and fun gadgets, but you pick up a lot of knowledge along the way about how various electronic parts work, how to read a circuit diagram, and how to use tools such as soldering irons and multimeters. So by using this book, you have fun and get some knowledge at the same time.

Content of the book:

Exploring the World of Electronics Projects

What Is an Electronics Project, Anyway?
Mixing and Matching Effects
What Can You Do with Electronics Projects?
What You Need to Get Started

Safety First

Avoiding Shocks Like the Plague
Protecting Electronic Components from Dreaded Static Discharge
What static discharge can do
Working with the Tools of the Trade
A Safe Workspace Is a Happy Workspace

Assembling Your Electronics Arsenal

Tool Time
Multimeter
Components Primer
The Nuts and Bolts of Building Materials
Breadboard Basics

Running Down the Skills You Need

It’s Symbolic: Reading a Schematic
Breadboarding
Soldering Your Circuit Board
Measuring Stuff with a Multimeter
Working with the Boxes that Contain Your Projects

Making Light Dance to the Music

The Big Picture: Project Overview
Scoping Out the Schematic
Fancy Footwork: Exploring the Dance to the Music Circuit
Building Alert: Construction Issues
Perusing the Parts List
Taking Things Step by Step
Trying It Out
Taking It Further

Focusing Sound with a Parabolic Microphone

What a Dish! The Project Overview
Scoping Out the Schematic
Building Alert: Construction Issues
Perusing the Parts List
Taking Things Step by Step
Trying It Out
Taking It Further

Murmuring Merlin

The Big Picture: Project Overview
Scoping Out the Schematic
Building Alert: Construction Issues
Perusing the Parts List
Taking Things Step by Step
Trying It Out
Taking It Further

Surfing the Airwaves

The Big Picture: Project Overview
Scoping Out the Schematic
Building Alert: Construction Issues
Perusing the Parts List
Taking Things Step by Step
Trying It Out
Taking It Further

Scary Pumpkins

The Big Picture: Project Overview
Scoping Out the Schematic
Building Alert: Construction Issues
Perusing the Parts List
Taking Things Step by Step
Trying It Out
Taking It Further

More Projects:

Dancing Dolphins, Controlling a Go-Kart, Infrared Style, A Handy-Dandy Metal Detector, Sensitive Sam Walks the Line, Couch Pet-ato.

The Big Picture: Project Overview
Scoping Out the Schematic
Building Alert: Construction Issues
Perusing the Parts List
Taking Things Step by Step
Trying It Out
Taking It Further

Ten Great Parts Suppliers

When Is a Supplier Right for You?
Reynolds Electronics
Hobby Engineering
Jameco
Digi-Key
Mouser Electronics
RadioShack
Fry’s Electronics
Electronic Goldmine
Furturlec
Maplin

Ten Great Electronics Resources

Electronics Magazines
Jumpstart Your Project Creativity with Circuits
Web Sites That Teach You the Ropes
Writing the Book on Electronics

Ten Specialized Electronics Resources

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