Electronic Project Design and Fabrication / Edition 6

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With its hands-on approach and careful focus on key topics, this innovative book gives thorough coverage of the fundamentals of electronic design, fabrication, and documentation, PLUS a complete experience in creating electronic prototype devices. Readers can work their way through projects covering all skill levels and will learn how to present a thorough Project Report—with written and graphic documentation—delineating procedures, developments, and specifications of a project. This book asks the reader to both design and construct a project and document the procedure. Easy to read and informative, it covers safety; the design process; drawings; technical writing; experimenting; prototyping through printed circuit board design, fabrication, and final assembly and packaging; testing, troubleshooting, and final documentation; computer-aided design (CAD); and surface mount technology. An excellent reference for industrial, mechanical, and electronic engineers, as well as technical writers in these fields.

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Offers a complete experience in the design and fabrication of electronic prototype projects, for use in traditional lecture and laboratory classes or fabrication courses. Part I offers a sample project, the variable power supply, and Part II gives instructions for an exercise project, a three-channel color organ. This second project is at a slightly higher level of difficulty and requires more research. Part III presents 25 elective projects, with only concept and requirements documented and circuit design sketches provided. Includes chapter objectives, review questions, exercises, a glossary, and b&w photos. This fifth edition contains a new chapter on technical writing, new projects, and expanded material on CAD. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131130548
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 5/19/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


1. An Overview—Making It in Electronics.

2. Safety—It's Your Life.

3. The Design Process—An Idea Is Born.

4. Drawings—Show Me a Plan.

5. Technical Writing—Telling It Like It Is.

6. Experimenting—Breadboarding to Prove Out the Design.

7. Prototyping—Printed Circuit Board Design.

8. Prototyping—Printed Circuit Board Fabrication.

9. Prototyping—Final Assembly and Project Packaging.

10. Testing, Troubleshooting, and Final Documentation—The Moment of Truth.

11. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and the Project Design Process.


12. Introduction to Surface Mount Technology.

13. Project Design and Fabrication Using Surface Mount Technology.

14. SMT Rework—Removal and Replacement of Surface Mount Devices.


15. Sample Project Report/Variable Power Supply.

16. Exercise Project Report/3-Channel Color Organ.

17. Concepts and Requirements Documents and Three-Drawing Set/Elective Projects.


A: Electronics Safety Test.

B: Sheet Metal Layouts.

C: Adding a Voltmeter to the Variable Power Supply Project.

D: Active Component Outline Drawings.

E: Surface Mount Technology Projects.

F: Surface Mount Technology Sources.

G: Books and Magazines.

H: Five-Band Resistor Color Codes.

I: Schematic Capture and Drawing Program Sources.

J: Electronic Kit Sources.

K: Electronic Project Design and Fabrication Websites to Visit.

Answers to Chapter Questions and Safety Test.



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Electronic Project Design and Fabrication, Fifth Edition, offers a complete experience in the design and fabrication of electronic prototype projects. Whether you are enrolled in a traditional lecture and laboratory class or a fabrication course devoted entirely to the subject, this book provides the hands-on experience in project building and documentation every prospective electronics technician requires.

A project, however, is not all you will be developing as you progress through the text. You will also be building confidence in your ability to construct electronic devices. The know-how to take a project from an initial concept through to final construction with support documentation is sure to give you pride and self-assurance as you enter the electronics industry. Electronic Project Design and Fabrication will prepare you for that exciting moment.

Think of yourself as a technician on the job. Your supervisor presents you with a project idea designed to fill a need or to solve a problem. You must determine if the idea is feasible and, if so, build a working prototype project and develop an accompanying Project Report.

The project should resemble the final, mass-produced product. You must design the circuit, breadboard it, design and fabricate a printed circuit board, and then enclose the project in a functional and attractive case. The Project Report is to include appropriate written and graphic documentation. It delineates various troubleshooting and test procedures, summarizes project developments, and contains the 10-drawing set used to construct the prototype project.

In project construction, you have a choice ofthree approaches. In the first approach, you choose to build the Sample Project—the Variable Power Supply. This project progresses from chapter to chapter, starting with the two-step design process and ending with a completely packaged and tested prototype project, along with necessary documentation.

The Exercise Project, the 3-Channel Color Organ, is at a slightly higher level of difficulty. Because less help is provided in building this project, you'll have to do a bit of digging and developing on your own. The Exercise Project also is carried from chapter to chapter.

Finally, 30 Elective Projects are presented in Part III. Only Concepts and Requirements Documents and circuit design sketches are provided. Here you will need to develop specific project design and fabrication details on your own.

Although the project construction and documentation motivate you to progress from one chapter to the next, Electronic Project Design and Fabrication is more than a project book. The fundamentals of prototype project design, fabrication, and documentation are a part of every chapter. Even if you elect not to construct a project (a most unlikely occurrence), you will gain a firmer understanding of electronic device fabrication after studying the book.

The fifth edition of Electronic Project Design and Fabrication represents an up-to-date revision of a well-received text. New material has been added, including the following:

  • "Something to Think About" minisections have been added at the end of every section. Students will find these suggestions for further inquiry inspiring.
  • Chapter summaries have been updated to better lead into the material to come.
  • Searching for electronic component sources has become easier, via the Internet. In Chapter 3 we explain how best to do this.
  • In Chapter 7, a section has been added on PC board trace-width spacing.
  • Electronics Workbench material in Chapter 3 has been revised to include a discussion of MultiSim V6.2.
  • Material on computer-aided design (CAD), in Chapter 11, has been revised.
  • Five new elective projects have been added in Chapter 17.
  • Two new appendices have been added: Appendix J lists electronic kit sources, and Appendix K lists electronic project design and fabrication web sites to visit. In addition, Appendix G has been revised to include additional published sources for technical writers.
  • New terms have been added to the glossary.

I hope you will find the fifth edition of Electronic Project Design and Fabrication a great tool as you design and create new electronic products.


Many people at Prentice Hall have provided me with invaluable assistance in the preparation of this new edition. In particular, I want to thank Charles Stewart, Assistant Vice President and Publisher, who has given me technical assistance, patient encouragement, and most importantly, enthusiastic encouragement.

I would like to thank the following reviewers for their valuable feedback: Mark Highum, Bay de Noc Community College, MI; Jon Speer, Northwest State Community College, OH; and David Ward, Southern Utah University, UT.

Ronald A. Reis
Los Angeles Valley College

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