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Forrest Mims

Forrest M. Mims III - Books and Projects

Forrest Mims has a base of enthusiastic, long-time followers. We heard from many customers that Forrest was a major electronics influence in their lives and that they still had his original books. Forrest may be best known for his creation of the Engineer's Mini-Notebook, a series of instructional books, which were first sold in Radio Shack stores. While Forrest's publications are too numerous to list here, we think Discover Magazine summed it up nicely when they named Forrest as one of the "50 Best Brains in Science" in 2008.

Brought to life from the pages of his famous books, the kit below teaches basic electronics principles while being fun and providing you with an entertaining device you built yourself.

Atari Punk Console Kit

This circuit creates a sequence of tones whose frequencies vary in distinct steps as a potentiometer is adjusted an electronics classic.

Forrest M. Mims III Books

Atari Punk Console KitAtari Punk Console Kit
As a crash-course in electronics, we don't believe there's a better education for beginners than Forrest's books, but please don't hesitate to let us know if you believe otherwise – we always appreciate reader response.

Getting Started in Electronics begins with the basics (i.e., diodes & transistors) and quickly moves onto explaining digital integrated circuits and circuit assembly tips. A comprehensive compilation of Forrest's own handwritten lab notes, Forrest doesn't stop at theory, the book also includes a collection of 100 hand-tested electronics circuits for building.


Timer, Op Amp & Optoelectronic Circuits & ProjectsTimer, Op Amp & Optoelectronic Circuits & Projects
Electronic Sensor Circuits & ProjectsElectronic Sensor
Circuits & Projects
Electronic Formulas, Symbols & CircuitsElectronic Formulas,
Symbols & Circuits
Getting Started in ElectronicsGetting Started
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