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Table Of Contents

Experiencing Electricity
Shopping List: Experiments 1 Through 5
Experiment 1: Taste the Power!
Experiment 2: Let’s Abuse a Battery!
Experiment 3: Your First Circuit
Experiment 4: Varying the Voltage
Experiment 5: Let’s Make a Battery
Switching Basics and More
Shopping List: Experiments 6 Through 11
Experiment 6: Very Simple Switching
Experiment 7: Relay-Driven LEDs
Experiment 8: A Relay Oscillator
Experiment 10: Transistor Switching
Experiment 11: A Modular Project
Getting Somewhat More Serious
Shopping List: Experiments 12 Through 15
Experiment 13: Broil an LED
Experiment 14: A Pulsing Glow
Experiment 15: Intrusion Alarm Revisited
Shopping List: Experiments 16 Through 24
Experiment 16: Emitting a Pulse
Experiment 17: Set Your Tone
Experiment 18: Reaction Timer
Experiment 21: Race to Place
Experiment 22: Flipping and Bouncing
Experiment 23: Nice Dice
Experiment 24: Intrusion Alarm Completed
What Next?
Shopping List: Experiments 25 Through 36
Customizing Your Work Area
Reference Sources
Experiment 25: Magnetism
Experiment 26: Tabletop Power Generation
Experiment 27: Loudspeaker Destruction
Experiment 28: Making a Coil React
Experiment 29: Filtering Frequencies
Experiment 30: Fuzz
Experiment 32: A Little Robot Cart
Experiment 33: Moving in Steps
Experiment 34: Hardware Meets Software
Experiment 35: Checking the Real World
Experiment 36: The Lock, Revisited
In Closing
Index
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Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery

Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery

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"This is teaching at its best!"

--Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com)

"A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly."

--Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk

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 complexYou'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

"This is teaching at its best!"

--Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com)

"A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly."

--Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk

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 complexYou'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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It's the best intro to building with electronics that I can imagine.My only frustration has been adapting one of the circuits to a breadboard version (i.e. the LED blinking circuit - "A Pulsing Glow"); it's more a function of my limitations though than the limitations of the book.The fact that it's so much better than other electronics books out there, (possibly combined), merits its 5-star rating.
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