Electronics Projects For Dummies

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Overview

These projects are fun to build and fun to use

Make lights dance to music, play with radio remote control, or build your own metal detector

Who says the Science Fair has to end? If you love building gadgets, this book belongs on your radar. Here are complete directions for building ten cool creations that involve light, sound, or vibrations — a weird microphone, remote ...

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Overview

These projects are fun to build and fun to use

Make lights dance to music, play with radio remote control, or build your own metal detector

Who says the Science Fair has to end? If you love building gadgets, this book belongs on your radar. Here are complete directions for building ten cool creations that involve light, sound, or vibrations — a weird microphone, remote control gizmos, talking toys, and more, with full parts and tools lists, safety guidelines, and wiring schematics.

Check out ten cool electronics projects, including
* Chapter 8 — Surfing the Radio Waves (how to make your own radio)
* Chapter 9 — Scary Pumpkins (crazy Halloween decorations that have sound, light, and movement)
* Chapter 12 — Hitting Paydirt with an Electronic Metal Detector (a project that can pay for itself)

Discover how to
* Handle electronic components safely
* Read a circuit diagram
* Troubleshoot circuits with a multimeter
* Build light-activated gadgets
* Set up a motion detector
* Transform electromagnetic waves into sound

Companion Web site
* Go to www.dummies.com/go/electronicsprojectsfd
* Explore new projects with other electronics hobbyists
* Find additional information and project opportunities

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470009680
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 535,365
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Earl Boysen is an engineer who after 20 years in the computer chip industry, decided to slow down and move to a quiet town in Washington state. Earl is the co-author of Electronics For Dummies and Nanotechnology For Dummies. He lives with his wife, Nancy, in a house he built himself and finds himself as busy as ever with teaching, writing, house building, and acting. Visit Earl at his Web site to get reviews and information about the latest components and techniques for building projects: www.buildinggadgets.com.

Nancy Muir is the author of over 50 books on topics ranging from desktop computer applications to distance learning and electronics. She has a certificate in distance learning design and has taught technical writing at the university level. Prior to her freelance writing career, she held management positions in the publishing and software industries. She lives with her husband Earl and their benevolent owners — their dog and cat. Nancy’s company, The Publishing Studio, has its Web site at www.pubstudio.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Project Prep.

Chapter 1: Exploring the World of Electronics Projects.

Chapter 2: Safety First.

Chapter 3: Assembling Your Electronics Arsenal.

Chapter 4: Running Down the Skills You Need.

Part II: Sounding Off!

Chapter 5: Making Light Dance to the Music.

Chapter 6: Focusing Sound with a Parabolic Microphone.

Chapter 7: Murmuring Merlin.

Chapter 8: Surfing the Airwaves.

Part III: Let There Be Light.

Chapter 9: Scary Pumpkins.

Chapter 10: Dancing Dolphins.

Chapter 11: Controlling a Go-Kart Infrared Style.

Part IV: Good Vibrations.

Chapter 12: A Handy-Dandy Metal Detector.

Chapter 13: Sensitive Sam Walks the Line.

Chapter 14: Couch Pet-ato.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Great Parts Suppliers.

Chapter 16: Ten Great Electronics Resources.

Chapter 17: Ten Specialized Electronics Resources.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    Great first electronic projects book!

    This book covers some of the tools you need when doing electronics projects. Some of the basic theory. Then it dives into the projects. Each project is complete by it's self so you can easily pick and choose which project you want to do. Each project has a complete parts list and lists places to get the parts at for the harder to find parts.

    If you are building the R/C Go Cart, check out the books website for an update to that project. (http://www.buildinggadgets.com/index-electronics-projects-updates.htm)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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