Electronics All-in-One For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Take your electronics skills to the next level!

If you're looking for a solitary resource that covers everything you need to know about electronics, then look no further. This friendly-and-straightforward guide introduces the basics of electronics and enhances your learning experience by debunking and explaining concepts such as circuits, analog and digital, schematics, voltage, safety concerns, and more. Packed with nearly 900 pages of detailed information, this book shows you ...

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Electronics All-in-One For Dummies

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Overview

Take your electronics skills to the next level!

If you're looking for a solitary resource that covers everything you need to know about electronics, then look no further. This friendly-and-straightforward guide introduces the basics of electronics and enhances your learning experience by debunking and explaining concepts such as circuits, analog and digital, schematics, voltage, safety concerns, and more. Packed with nearly 900 pages of detailed information, this book shows you how to develop your own breadboard, design your own circuit, and get savvy with schematics.

  • Covers the basics of electronics and demystifies a variety of electronics concepts
  • Encourages you to dive in and design a variety of fun and interesting entertainment, electronics, mobile, and automotive projects
  • Offers troubleshooting advice for common electronics challenges
  • Reviews circuits, schematics, voltage, safety concerns, and much more

So, get plugged in and start your next electronics project today with this book by your side!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118159286
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/19/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 162,891
  • File size: 77 MB
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Meet the Author

Doug Lowe still has the electronics experimenter's kit his dad gave him when he was 10. Although he became a programmer and has written books on various programming languages, Microsoft Office, web programming, and PCs (including 30+ For Dummies books), Doug never forgot his first love: electronics.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started in Electronics 9

Chapter 1: Welcome to Electronics 11

Chapter 2: Understanding Electricity 23

Chapter 3: Creating Your Mad-Scientist Lab 39

Chapter 4: Staying Safe 61

Chapter 5: Reading Schematic Diagrams 71

Chapter 6: Building Projects 85

Chapter 7: The Secrets of Successful Soldering 123

Chapter 8: Measuring Circuits with a Multimeter 135

Chapter 9: Catching Waves with an Oscilloscope 149

Book II: Working with Basic Electronic Components 161

Chapter 1: Working with Basic Circuits 163

Chapter 2: Working with Resistors 205

Chapter 3: Working with Capacitors 233

Chapter 4: Working with Inductors 257

Chapter 5: Working with Diodes and LEDs 269

Chapter 6: Working with Transistors 295

Book III: Working with Integrated Circuits 323

Chapter 1: Introducing Integrated Circuits 325

Chapter 2: The Fabulous 555 Timer Chip 337

Chapter 3: Working with Op-Amps 375

Book IV: Getting into Alternating Current 395

Chapter 1: Understanding Alternating Current 397

Chapter 2: Working with Line Voltage 409

Chapter 3: Building Power Supplies 423

Book V: Working with Radio and Infrared 435

Chapter 1: Understanding Radio 437

Chapter 2: Building a Crystal Radio 451

Chapter 3: Working with Infrared 463

Book VI: Doing Digital Electronics 481

Chapter 1: Understanding Digital Electronics 483

Chapter 2: Getting Logical 499

Chapter 3: Working with Logic Circuits 519

Chapter 4: Interfacing to Your Computer's Parallel Port 549

Chapter 5: Working with Flip-Flops 583

Book VII: Working with BASIC Stamp Processors 607

Chapter 1: Introducing Microcontrollers and the BASIC Stamp 609

Chapter 2: Programming in PBASIC 631

Chapter 3: More PBASIC Programming Tricks 655

Chapter 4: Adding Sound and Motion to Your BASIC Stamp Projects 675

Book VIII: Special Effects 693

Chapter 1: Building a Quiz-O-Matic! 695

Chapter 2: Building a Color Organ 735

Chapter 3: Animating Holiday Lights 747

Chapter 4: Building an Animatronic Prop Controller 771

Index 801

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    Be sure that you are getting the correct version. I almost got t

    Be sure that you are getting the correct version. I almost got the wrong book because the titles are so similar. This book is "electronics ALL-IN-ONE for dummies", with over 800 pages. The other is titled "electronics for dummies", with 387 pages. Just a word of caution, make sure you get the correct book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    description claims over 800 pages - the ebook has just over 400

    description claims over 800 pages - the ebook has just over 400 pages - where are the rest of them???

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