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Build Your Own Electronics Workshop [NOOK Book]



This value-packed resource provides everything needed to put together a fully functioning home electronics workshop! From finding space to stocking it with components to putting the shop into action -- building, testing, and troubleshooting systems -- popular ...

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This value-packed resource provides everything needed to put together a fully functioning home electronics workshop! From finding space to stocking it with components to putting the shop into action -- building, testing, and troubleshooting systems -- popular electronics author Tom Petruzzellis' Build Your Own Electronics Workshop has it all! And the best part is, this book shows you how to build many pieces of equipment yourself and save money, big time!


Sophisticated and comprehensive enough for those who want to enter electronics semiprofessionally, yet reader-friendly enough for a beginner to understand and follow, this illustrated guide helps you:

  • Find the right spot for your workshop, even in crowded apartments

  • Select needed tools and equipment, from money-saving listed sources

  • Learn soldering from the ground up

  • Master circuit board and wiring techniques

  • Conquer electronics troubleshooting and testing methods

  • Build many of the pieces of equipment you need yourself, if you choose

  • Discover the possibilities of circuit-board-design and CAD/CAM software


Build Your Own Electronics Workshop gives you clear, illustrated directions for making many of the components for your shop yourself, including:

  • Workbench

  • Function/Signal Generator

  • Frequency Counter

  • Bench Power Supply

  • Continuity Tester

  • Battery Tester

  • Capacitor Tester

  • Logic Injector/Probe

  • L/C Tester

  • Transistor Tester

  • More

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071709132
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Series: TAB Electronics Technician Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 428
  • Sales rank: 750,105
  • File size: 17 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Thomas Petruzzellis is an electronics engineer currently working with the geophysical field equipment in the geology department at the State University of New York, Binghamton. Tom has over 30 years' experience in electronics and he is a veteran author who has written extensively for industry publications, including Electronics Now, Modern Electronics, QST, Microcomputer Journal, Circuit Cellar and Nuts & Volts. The author of three earlier books: STAMP 2 Communications and Control Projects; Optoelectronics, Fiber Optics, and Laser Cookbook; Alarm, Sensor, and Security Circuit Cookbook, all from McGraw-Hill, he lives in Vestal, New York.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 — The Electronic Workshop Chapter 2 — The Multimeter Chapter 3 — The Oscilloscope Chapter 4 — The Function Generator Chapter 5 — Frequency Counter Chapter 6 — Test Bench Equipment Chapter 7 — Power supplies Chapter 8 — Battery Power Chapter 9 — Electronic Components Chapter 10 — Testing Electronic Components Chapter 11 — Electronic Troubleshooting Techniques Chapter 12 — Workshop Tools Chapter 13 — Soldering Chapter 14 — Circuit Fabrication Chapter 15 — Buying Equipment, Components and Tools Chapter 16 — Building your own Test Equipment Appendix Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2009

    Excellent Reference

    Tom Petruzzellis states that "this book is designed for electronics hobbyists, enthusiants, technicians and recent graduate engineers alike, who are new to the field of practical electronics."

    I believe he has succeeded.

    The book is a great reference for anyone, anywhere, who wants to learn to use electronics for fun and profit.

    The same way that a cook needs to learn about utensils, and appliances in order to turn grains, vegetables and meat into a delicious meal, Tom teachs what equipment is available to cook up a circuit that works, and if doesn't , how to figure out what went wrong.

    I highly recommend it.

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