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Easy Electronics

AUTHOR Platt, Charles
PUBLISHER Maker Media, Inc (12/01/2017)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

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This is the simplest, quickest, least technical, most affordable introduction to basic electronics. No tools are necessary--not even a screwdriver. Easy Electronics should satisfy anyone who has felt frustrated by entry-level books that are not as clear and simple as they are supposed to be.

Brilliantly clear graphics will take you step by step through 12 basic projects, none of which should take more than half an hour. Using alligator clips to connect components, you see and hear immediateresults. The hands-on approach is fun and intriguing, especially for family members exploring the projects together.

The 12 experiments will introduce you to switches, resistors, capacitors, transistors, phototransistors, LEDs, audio transducers, and a silicon chip. You'll even learn how to read schematics by comparing them with the circuits that you build.

No prior knowledge is required, and no math is involved. You learn by seeing, hearing, and touching. By the end of Experiment 12, you may be eager to move on to a more detailed book. Easy Electronics will function perfectly as a prequel to the same author's bestseller, Make: Electronics.

All the components listed in the book are inexpensive and readily available from online sellers. A very affordable kit has been developed in conjunction with the book to eliminate the chore of shopping for separate parts. A QR code inside the book will take you to the vendor's web site.

Concepts include:

  • Transistor as a switch or an amplifier
  • Phototransistor to function as an alarm
  • Capacitor to store and release electricity
  • Transducer to create sounds from a timer
  • Resistor codes
  • A miniature light bulb to display voltage
  • The inner workings of a switch
  • Using batteries and resistors in series and parallel
  • Creating sounds by the pressure of your finger
  • Making a matchbox that beeps when you touch it

    And more. Grab your copy and start experimenting
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    ISBN-13: 9781680454482
    ISBN-10: 168045448X
    Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
    Content Language: English
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    Page Count: 56
    Carton Quantity: 110
    Product Dimensions: 6.00 x 0.15 x 9.00 inches
    Weight: 0.25 pound(s)
    Feature Codes: Price on Product
    Country of Origin: US
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    BISAC Categories
    Technology & Engineering | Electronics - Circuits - General
    Technology & Engineering | Teaching Methods & Materials - Science & Technology
    Technology & Engineering | Sensors
    Grade Level: 5th Grade - 10th Grade
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    This is the simplest, quickest, least technical, most affordable introduction to basic electronics. No tools are necessary--not even a screwdriver. Easy Electronics should satisfy anyone who has felt frustrated by entry-level books that are not as clear and simple as they are supposed to be.

    Brilliantly clear graphics will take you step by step through 12 basic projects, none of which should take more than half an hour. Using alligator clips to connect components, you see and hear immediateresults. The hands-on approach is fun and intriguing, especially for family members exploring the projects together.

    The 12 experiments will introduce you to switches, resistors, capacitors, transistors, phototransistors, LEDs, audio transducers, and a silicon chip. You'll even learn how to read schematics by comparing them with the circuits that you build.

    No prior knowledge is required, and no math is involved. You learn by seeing, hearing, and touching. By the end of Experiment 12, you may be eager to move on to a more detailed book. Easy Electronics will function perfectly as a prequel to the same author's bestseller, Make: Electronics.

    All the components listed in the book are inexpensive and readily available from online sellers. A very affordable kit has been developed in conjunction with the book to eliminate the chore of shopping for separate parts. A QR code inside the book will take you to the vendor's web site.

    Concepts include:

  • Transistor as a switch or an amplifier
  • Phototransistor to function as an alarm
  • Capacitor to store and release electricity
  • Transducer to create sounds from a timer
  • Resistor codes
  • A miniature light bulb to display voltage
  • The inner workings of a switch
  • Using batteries and resistors in series and parallel
  • Creating sounds by the pressure of your finger
  • Making a matchbox that beeps when you touch it

    And more. Grab your copy and start experimenting
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    Author: Platt, Charles
    Charles Platt became interested in computers when he acquired an Ohio Scientific C4P in 1979. After writing and selling software by mail order, he taught classes in BASIC programming, MS-DOS, and subsequently Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. He wrote five computer books during the 1980s. He has also written science fiction novels such as The Silicon Man (published originally by Wired books) and Protektor (from Avon Books). He stopped writing science fiction when he started contributing to Wired magazine in 1993, and became one of its three senior writers a couple of years later. Charles began contributing to Make magazine in its third issue and is currently a contributing editor. Make: Electronics is his first book for Make Books. Currently he is designing and building prototypes of medical equipment in his workshop in a northern Arizona wilderness area.
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