Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists [NOOK Book]

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Getting started with electronics has never been easier than with this full-color DIY guide

The perfect companion for every hobbyist, Hacking Electronics provides a wealth of up-to-date tutorials and reference material ideal for DIY enthusiasts. The book explains essential components, including transistors, capacitors, and resistors, as well as prebuilt modules such as temperature sensors, accelerometers, audio amps, motor controllers, Bluetooth and radio transmitters, and ...

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Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists

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Overview

Getting started with electronics has never been easier than with this full-color DIY guide

The perfect companion for every hobbyist, Hacking Electronics provides a wealth of up-to-date tutorials and reference material ideal for DIY enthusiasts. The book explains essential components, including transistors, capacitors, and resistors, as well as prebuilt modules such as temperature sensors, accelerometers, audio amps, motor controllers, Bluetooth and radio transmitters, and receivers. Background information is covered in the course of working with components, and each topic is separated and cross-referenced so you can go straight to what you want to know.

Common tasks are presented recipe-style, so you can learn by example. Whether its powering a motor with a solar panel or attaching an audio amp to an Arduino, you'll quickly and easily master the techniques you need to know to build whatever custom creations you can imagine!

  • Heavily illustrated with full-color photos, diagrams, and graphics throughout
  • Up-to-date text focuses on commonly used modules and covers Arduino
  • Cookbook-style arrangement lets you easily find topics of interest
  • Each topic is explained with illustrated, step-by-step instructions to insure success
  • A range of levels for both the novice and the more experienced reader
  • Examples use solderless breadboards and readymade modules
  • Provides Mouser, Digikey, Adafruit, Sparkfun and Farnell part codes
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071802376
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 747,990
  • File size: 34 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. Dr. Monk has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is a full-time writer on hobby electronics and open source hardware. He is the author of numerous electronics books, including 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius and Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius, as well as co-author of Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Theory and Practice
Chapter 3: Basic Hacks
Chapter 4: LED Guides
Chapter 5: Batteries and Power
Chapter 6: Hacking Arduino
Chapter 7: Hacking with Modules
Chapter 8: Hacking Sensors
Chapter 9: Audio Hacks
Chapter 10: Mending and Breaking Electronics
Chapter 11: Tools
Appendix: Parts

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