Make: Electronics (2nd Edition) - Learning Through Discovery
Do you want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-on way? With Make: Electronics 2nd Edition, you will 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 will 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
New in the 2nd Edition!
Totally new text throughout with many new projects and others revised and updated
Charles Platt's first electronics project was a telephone answering machine, which he build when he was 15. He became a science-fiction writer (author of The Silicon Man), taught classes in computer graphics, and was a senior writer at Wired, but he has retained his lifelong love for hobby electronics. He is currently a contributing editor to Make: magazine.