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


Your one-stop UK shop for clear, concise explanations to all the important concepts in electronics and tons of direction for building simple, fun electronic projects.


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Electronics All-in-One For Dummies

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Your one-stop UK shop for clear, concise explanations to all the important concepts in electronics and tons of direction for building simple, fun electronic projects.

The 8 mini-books in this 1 volume include:

  • Getting Started with Electronics
  • Working with Basic Components
  • Working with Integrated Circuits
  • Getting into Alternating Current
  • Working with Radio and Infrared
  • Doing Digital Electronics
  • Working with Basic Stamp Processors
  • Building Special Effects

With nearly 900 pages of instruction, Electronics All-in-One For Dummies covers all the bases and provides a fascinating hands-on exploration of electronics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118589717
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: UK Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 372,504
  • File size: 80 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Doug Lowe is a life-long tinkerer and a computer programming book author. He's written books on COBOL, Fortran, Visual Basic, IBM mainframe computers, mid-range systems, PCs and Web programming. He's the best-selling author of more than 30 For Dummies books. Dickon Ross is the Editor-in-Chief of E&T Magazine, published by the Institute of Electronics and Technology, and the Editor-in-Chief of Flipside, a science, engineering and technology magazine for young teenagers. He is the author of the UK edition of Electronics For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Electronics 7

Chapter 1: Entering the Exciting World of Electronics 9

Chapter 2: Understanding Electricity 21

Chapter 3: Creating Your Own Mad-Scientist Lab 37

Chapter 4: Staying Safe 59

Chapter 5: Reading Schematic Diagrams 69

Chapter 6: Building Your Own Electronic Projects 83

Chapter 7: Uncovering the Secrets of Successful Soldering 115

Chapter 8: Measuring Circuits with a Multimeter 127

Chapter 9: Catching Waves with an Oscilloscope 141

Book II: Working with Basic Electronic Components 153

Chapter 1: Working with Basic Circuits 155

Chapter 2: Working with Resistors 197

Chapter 3: Working with Capacitors 227

Chapter 4: Working with Inductors 249

Chapter 5: Working with Diodes and LEDs 261

Chapter 6: Working with Transistors 287

Book III: Working with Integrated Circuits 313

Chapter 1: Introducing Integrated Circuits 315

Chapter 2: The Fabulous 555 Timer Chip 327

Chapter 3: Working with Op Amps 363

Book IV: Getting into Alternating Current 383

Chapter 1: Understanding Alternating Current 385

Chapter 2: Working with Mains Voltage 397

Chapter 3: Supplying Power for Your Electronics Projects 4109

Book V: Working with Radio and Infrared 421

Chapter 1: Tuning in to Radio 423

Chapter 2: Building a Crystal Radio 437

Chapter 3: Working with Infrared 449

Book VI: Doing Digital Electronics 467

Chapter 1: Understanding Digital Electronics 469

Chapter 2: Getting Logical 483

Chapter 3: Putting Logic Circuits to Work 505

Chapter 4: Interfacing to Your Computer’s Parallel Port 535

Chapter 5: Getting the Hang of Flip-Flops 567

Book VII: Working with BASIC Stamp Processors 591

Chapter 1: Introducing Microcontrollers and the BASIC Stamp 593

Chapter 2: Programming in PBASIC 615

Chapter 3: Discovering More PBASIC Programming Tricks 641

Chapter 4: Adding Sound and Motion to Your BASIC Stamp Projects 661

Book VIII: Having Fun with Special Effects 679

Chapter 1: Synchronising Sight and Sound with a Colour-Organ Circuit 681

Chapter 2: Unearthing Hidden Treasure with a Handy Metal Detector 693

Chapter 3: Making Light Dance to the Music 713

Chapter 4: Hacking a Toy to Make a Talking Puppet 741

Index 767

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