Electronics All-in-One For Dummies 3rd Edition

Electronics All-in-One For Dummies 3rd Edition

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Open up a world of electronic possibilities with the easiest "how-to" guide available today If you're looking for a new hobby that's tons of fun-and practical to boot-electronics might be right up your alley. And getting started has never been easier!

In Electronics All-in-One For Dummies, you'll find a plethora of helpful information, from tinkering with basic electronic components to more advanced subjects like working with digital electronics and Arduino microprocessors.

Whether you're just getting started and trying to learn the difference between a circuit board and a breadboard, or you've got a handle on the fundamentals and are looking to get to the next level of electronics mastery, this book has the tools, techniques, and step-by-step guides you need to achieve your goals-and have a blast doing it! You'll learn:

Critical safety tips and strategies to keep yourself and your environment protected while you work
Useful schematics for everyday devices you can put to work immediately, like animated holiday lights and animatronic prop controllers
How to work with alternating current, direct current, analog, digital, and car electronics, as well as Raspberry Pi technologies

Perfect for anyone who's ever looked at a circuit board and thought to themselves, "I wonder how that works?", Electronics All-in-One For Dummies is your go-to guide to getting a grip on some of the coolest electronic technologies on the market.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 191 x 236 x 51mm | 1,250g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 1119822114
  • 9781119822110
  • 48,736

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Become a master of machines

Electronics All-in-One For Dummies introduces you to the basics of electricity, stands by as you attempt your first solder, and sticks around while you learn the ropes of Arduino(R) and Raspberry Pi(R)>. Hobbyists and students rejoice--this new edition features even more projects to play around with, plus the latest on where to pick up the supplies you'll need to become an electronics whiz. Want your holiday lights to blink in time to some festive tunes? Ready to build a working radio from scratch? Dummies explains it all, and we mean all.

8 Books Inside... Getting Started with Electronics Working with Basic Electronic Components Working with Integrated Circuits Beyond Direct Current Doing Digital Electronics Working with Arduino(R) Microprocessors Working with Raspberry Pi(R) Special Effects
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Table of contents

Introduction 1

Book 1: Getting Started with Electronics 7

Chapter 1: Welcome to Electronics 9

Chapter 2: Understanding Electricity 21

Chapter 3: Creating Your Mad-Scientist Lab 37

Chapter 4: Staying Safe 61

Chapter 5: Reading Schematic Diagrams 71

Chapter 6: Building Projects 85

Chapter 7: The Secrets of Successful Soldering 121

Chapter 8: Measuring Circuits with a Multimeter 133

Chapter 9: Catching Waves with an Oscilloscope 149

Book 2: Working with Basic Electronic Components 161

Chapter 1: Working with Basic Circuits 163

Chapter 2: Working with Resistors 203

Chapter 3: Working with Capacitors 235

Chapter 4: Working with Inductors 261

Chapter 5: Working with Diodes and LEDs 275

Chapter 6: Working with Transistors 301

Book 3: Working with Integrated Circuits 331

Chapter 1: Introducing Integrated Circuits 333

Chapter 2: The Fabulous 555 Timer Chip 345

Chapter 3: Working with Op-Amps 383

Book 4: Beyond Direct Current 403

Chapter 1: Getting into Alternating Current 405

Chapter 2: Building Power Supplies 429

Chapter 3: Understanding Radio 441

Chapter 4: Working with Infrared 467

Book 5: Doing Digital Electronics 485

Chapter 1: Understanding Digital Electronics 487

Chapter 2: Getting Logical 503

Chapter 3: Working with Logic Circuits 523

Chapter 4: Working with Flip-Flops 561

Chapter 5: Introducing Microcontrollers 591

Book 6: Working with Arduino Microprocessors 597

Chapter 1: Introducing Arduino 599

Chapter 2: Creating Arduino Sketches 615

Chapter 3: More Arduino Programming Tricks 647

Chapter 4: An Arduino Proximity Sensor 665

Chapter 5: Adding Sound and Motion to Your Arduino Projects 681

Chapter 6: Keypads and Keyboards 711

Book 7: Working with Raspberry Pi 735

Chapter 1: Introducing Raspberry Pi 737

Chapter 2: Programming in Python 759

Chapter 3: Reading Digital and Analog Input 791

Book 8: Special Effects 813

Chapter 1: Building a Color Organ 815

Chapter 2: Animating Holiday Lights 827

Chapter 3: Building an Animatronic Prop Controller 851

Chapter 4: Re-Creating a Retro Science-Fiction Robot Head 881

Index 893
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About D Lowe

Doug Lowe is the information technology director at Blair, Church & Flynn Consulting Engineers, a civil engineering firm. He has written more than 50 For Dummies books on topics ranging from Java to electronics to PowerPoint.
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