Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius
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Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius

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by Dave Cutcher
     
 

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FROM CIRCUIT FAINT HEART TO CIRCUIT LION HEART IN 57 EASY AND FUN LESSONS

Featuring everything an electronics hobbyist could want to learn about circuits and circuit design, Dave Cutcher's Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius makes it fun to achieve genuine mastery, one simple lesson at a time. What's more, when you're done, you'll have 5 complete

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FROM CIRCUIT FAINT HEART TO CIRCUIT LION HEART IN 57 EASY AND FUN LESSONS

Featuring everything an electronics hobbyist could want to learn about circuits and circuit design, Dave Cutcher's Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius makes it fun to achieve genuine mastery, one simple lesson at a time. What's more, when you're done, you'll have 5 complete projects to show for your efforts!

5 FUN AND INSTRUCTIVE PROJECTS

Cutcher's 57 lessons build on each other and add up to projects you'll be proud to display, play with, and put to practical use. You don't need to know anything about electronics to begin building:

  • A night light that turns itself on as darkness falls, and off at dawn's first light
  • A professional-quality burglar alarm
  • A toy that thinks for itself with logic gates
  • An application that counts — built on your own design
  • A two-way intercom using transistors and op amps

BUILD HANDS-ON EXPERTISE

Designed to teach through doing, Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius provides hours of rewarding fun. That's not all. This book gives you valuable experience in circuit construction and design. You learn to test, modify, and observe results — skills you can put to work in all the exciting circuit-building projects in your future.

Dave Cutcher makes it easy for you to master electronic circuits. Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius gives you:

  • Illustrated instructions and plans for amazing pretested projects advanced enough for sophisticated electronics enthusiasts but described in sufficient detail to be built easily by newcomers
  • Frustration-free plans — needed parts are listed, along with sources
  • Full instructions on using a digital multimeter and turning your computer into an oscilloscope
  • Templates for CAD work and a link to a great public domain CAD program
  • Online access to an inexpensive kit (around $50) containing all the materials you need to build these projects (you can, of course, buy parts individually, wherever you choose)

GO TO: www.books.mcgraw-hill.com/authors/cutcher for:

  • Animations
  • Answers to worksheet problems
  • Links to other resources
  • .WAV files to be used as frequency generators
  • Freeware so you can apply your PC as an oscilloscope

Complete kit (including a printed circuit board), tailored to the book and its projects, is available from ABRA Electronics, Inc. for $55. See coupon inside for details.

DEVELOP POWERFUL CIRCUIT SKILLS THE FUN WAY!

Dave Cutcher teaches electronics, technology, and industrial arts in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. An enthusiastic electronics hobbyist and member of the Vancouver Robotics Club and the Seattle Robotics Society, he shared the plans in this book with fellow teachers. They urged him to write this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071448819
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
11/24/2004
Series:
Evil Genius Series
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Dave Cutcher is a former technology and industrial education teacher who designed his own hands-on courses, which resulted in great classroom success and became the basis of the first edition of this book. He currently writes for hobbyist publications such as MAKE Magazine.

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Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It had been a while since I played around with my electronics hobby, and this book has been a great assist to get me back into it. I especially like the gentle helps in understanding how voltage splits across resistors, and early material helps to build and support the later lessons on digital electronics and amplifiers. One frustrating thing is that in a few places in the book, there are references which go no where. For example, in lesson 28 we are introduced to the homegrown oscilloscope using a freeware download and an easily built probe. We are then told that we will be using that oscilloscope in lesson 29, but there is NO instruction or example of using it in that lesson. Additionally, there is no instruction in the book for learning to solder. There is a reference to the book's website, but the instruction there is not very extensive. Still, overall, I've enjoyed the book. Definitely to get the full benefit you will want to get the $60 electronics parts kit from abra-electronics.com that is recommended.
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