Haywired: Pointless (Yet Awesome) Projects for the Electronically Inclined [NOOK Book]

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Demonstrating that not all science needs to be serious to be educational or worthwhile, the electrifying projects in this packed resource offer science enthusiasts and weekend workbench hobbyists odd creations that will amuse them for years to come. Helpful hints on soldering, wire wrapping, and multimeter use pair with step-by-step details and circuit diagrams to show garage electricians how to build projects such as a no-battery electric car toy and a flashlight that only needs minutes of ...

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Haywired: Pointless (Yet Awesome) Projects for the Electronically Inclined

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Overview

Demonstrating that not all science needs to be serious to be educational or worthwhile, the electrifying projects in this packed resource offer science enthusiasts and weekend workbench hobbyists odd creations that will amuse them for years to come. Helpful hints on soldering, wire wrapping, and multimeter use pair with step-by-step details and circuit diagrams to show garage electricians how to build projects such as a no-battery electric car toy and a flashlight that only needs minutes of charging to shine for 24 hours. The instructions in this book are clear and concise, and an index includes websites listing suppliers and part numbers.

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"The comprehensive book comes with a list of tools and parts, as well as step-by-step photo instructions on how to build everything. So, basically, there's little chance to mess it up."  —Nylon For Guys online

"Features . . . so-nerdy-they're-cool devices."  —Nylon Guys Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613741979
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 21 MB
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Meet the Author

Mike Rigsby is a professional electrical engineer and the author of Amazing Rubber Band Cars. He has contributed to Byte, Circuit Cellar, Modern ElectronicsRobotics Age, and other magazines.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

A Few Thoughts on Safety xiii

1 Moving Eyeball Picture 1

2 Electrical Basics 43

3 Multimeter 45

4 Talking Room Alarm 51

5 Wire Wrapping 59

6 Talking Greeting Card 63

7 Soldering 81

8 Smiling Picture Frame 83

9 Flashlight Without Batteries 105

10 Transistor Switch 119

11 No-Battery Electric Car 123

12 Motors 141

13 First-Answer Box 143

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