Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists

Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists

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Bring your electronic inventions to life!

"This full-color book is impressive...there are some really fun projects!" -GeekDad, Wired.com

Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics teaches by doing--each topic features fun, easy-to-follow projects. Discover how to hack sensors,
accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters. The final chapter contains useful information on getting the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools.

Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches
Identify components and read schematic diagrams
Understand the how and why of electronics theory
Work with transistors, LEDs, and laser diode modules
Power your devices with a/c supplies, batteries, or solar panels
Get up and running on Arduino boards and pre-made modules
Use sensors to detect everything from noxious gas to acceleration
Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters
Fix gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 498.95g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • TAB Books Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • col. ill
  • 0071802363
  • 9780071802369
  • 101,987

About Simon Monk

Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. Dr. Monk has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is a full-time writer on hobby electronics and open source hardware. He is the author of numerous electronics books, including 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius and Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius, as well as co-author of Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Theory and Practice
Chapter 3: Basic Hacks
Chapter 4: LED Guides
Chapter 5: Batteries and Power
Chapter 6: Hacking Arduino
Chapter 7: Hacking with Modules
Chapter 8: Hacking Sensors
Chapter 9: Audio Hacks
Chapter 10: Mending and Breaking Electronics
Chapter 11: Tools
Appendix: Parts
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