Starting Electronics

Author: Keith Brindley
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 148310558X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Starting Electronics is a nine-chapter introductory text to electronics based on feature articles previously published as magazine articles. The opening chapter provides an overview of the fundamentals of electronics. The succeeding chapters present details of some easy-to-do experiments and the current and voltage measurement. The remaining chapters cover some basic components of electronics, including capacitor, integrated circuit, oscillator, filter, diodes, and transistors. This book will prove useful to electronic constructors and students.

Auto Electronics Projects

Author: Maplin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080499635
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Many car owners find the mechanics of their vehicle relatively familiar ground, but struggle when faced with the electrics. Increasingly vehicle design depends on a bewildering array of more advanced electronics. This book helps the reader to understand more about car electrics and its workings, and therefore should help with fault diagnosis. It includes the latest developments such as electronic ignition, described in a way that is accessible to anyone with a basic grasp of electricity. In addition this is a collection of projects, each a practical, useful and proven design. These projects provide an array of elegant and affordable solutions from a digital tachometer, a lights-on warning indicator, a digital device to calculate fuel consumption, and some basic alarm and audio designs. Most importantly, all components and devices described in this book are readily available; readers can be confident of obtaining all the parts and equipment from Maplin either through their catalogue or their network of high street stores. Based on projects from Electronics, the Maplin Magazine, this compendium will spark the interest of anyone who wishes to put their electronics skills to good and fruitful use. Other books in the Maplin Series include: Starting Electronics - all you need to get a grounding in practical electronics. Computer Interfacing - a general introduction to computers covering all aspects of hardware and how they interface. Logic Design - an introduction to digital logic. Music Projects - straightforward design ideas to build. Audio IC Projects - a collection of useful circuits based on readily available chips. TV and Video Projects - a collection of useful and proven design ideas.

Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi

Author: Stewart Watkiss
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484218981
Format: PDF
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Make a variety of cool projects using the Pi with programming languages like Scratch and Python, with no experience necessary. You'll learn how the Pi works, how to work with Raspbian Linux on the Pi, and how to design and create electronic circuits. Raspberry Pi is everywhere, it’s inexpensive, and it's a wonderful tool for teaching about electronics and programming. This book shows you how to create projects like an arcade game, disco lights, and infrared transmitter, and an LCD display. You'll also learn how to control Minecraft's Steve with a joystick and how to build a Minecraft house with a Pi, and even how to control a LEGO train with a Pi. You'll even learn how to create your own robot, including how to solder and even design a printed circuit board! Learning electronics can be tremendous fun — your first flashing LED circuit is a reason to celebrate! But where do you go from there, and how can you move into more challenging projects without spending a lot of money on proprietary kits? Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi shows you how to and a lot more. What You'll Learn Design and build electronic circuits Make fun projects like an arcade game, a robot, and a Minecraft controller Program the Pi with Scratch and Python Who This Book Is For Makers, students, and teachers who want to learn about electronics and programming with the fun and low-cost Raspberry Pi.

Electronic Circuits 4th ed

Author: Mike Tooley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317572327
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Electronics explained in one volume, using both theoretical and practical applications. New chapter on Raspberry Pi Companion website contains free electronic tools to aid learning for students and a question bank for lecturers Practical investigations and questions within each chapter help reinforce learning Mike Tooley provides all the information required to get to grips with the fundamentals of electronics, detailing the underpinning knowledge necessary to appreciate the operation of a wide range of electronic circuits, including amplifiers, logic circuits, power supplies and oscillators. The fourth edition now offers an even more extensive range of topics, with extended coverage of practical areas such as Raspberry Pi. The book's content is matched to the latest pre-degree level courses (from Level 2 up to, and including, Foundation Degree and HND), making this an invaluable reference text for all study levels, and its broad coverage is combined with practical case studies based in real-world engineering contexts. In addition, each chapter includes a practical investigation designed to reinforce learning and provide a basis for further practical work. A new companion website at www.key2electronics.com offers the reader a set of spreadsheet design tools that can be used to simplify circuit calculations, as well as circuit models and templates that will enable virtual simulation of circuits in the book. These are accompanied by online self-test multiple choice questions for each chapter with automatic marking, to enable students to continually monitor their own progress and understanding. A bank of online questions for lecturers to set as assignments is also available.

Robot Builders Bonanza

Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB
ISBN: 9781260135015
Format: PDF
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The bestselling guide to robot building—fully updated for the latest technologies Learn to build fun and interesting robots—from kits, pre-made parts, or from scratch—using the hands-on information contained in this practical guide. The book clearly explains the essential hardware, circuits, and brains and contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step plans for low-cost, cool robotics projects. Robot Builder’s Bonanza, Fifth Edition contains more than 30 new projects for hobbyists of all ages and skill levels. The projects are modular and can be combined to create a variety of highly intelligent and workable custom robots. Along the way, you will discover the wonders of mechanical design, electronics, and computer programming. Who knew learning could be so fun! •Includes working robot plans for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BBC micro:bit •Online content includes source code and extended project plans •Written by a dedicated hobbyist, robotics expert, and experienced author

Arduino Project Handbook

Author: Mark Geddes
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593277776
Format: PDF, Docs
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Arduino Project Handbook is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects using the low-cost Arduino board. With just a handful of components, an Arduino, and a computer, you’ll learn to build and program everything from light shows to arcade games to an ultrasonic security system. First you’ll get set up with an introduction to the Arduino and valuable advice on tools and components. Then you can work through the book in order or just jump to projects that catch your eye. Each project includes simple instructions, colorful photos and circuit diagrams, and all necessary code. Arduino Project Handbook is a fast and fun way to get started with micro­controllers that’s perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents, and educators. Uses the Arduino Uno board.

Practical AVR Microcontrollers

Author: Alan Trevennor
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 143024447X
Format: PDF
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In Practical AVR Microcontrollers, you’ll learn how to use the AVR microcontroller to make your own nifty projects and gadgets. You’ll start off with the basics in part one: setting up your development environment and learning how the "naked" AVR differs from the Arduino. Then you’ll gain experience by building a few simple gizmos and learning how everything can be interconnected. In part two, we really get into the goodies: projects! Each project will show you exactly what software and hardware you need, and will provide enough detail that you can adapt it to your own needs and parts availability. Some of the projects you’ll make: An illuminated secret panel A hallway lighting system with a waterfall effect A crazy lightshow Visual effects gizmos like a Moire wheel and shadow puppets In addition, you'll design and implement some home automation projects, including working with wired and wireless setups. Along the way, you'll design a useable home automation protocol and look at a variety of hardware setups. Whether you’re new to electronics, or you just want to see what you can do with an AVR outside of an Arduino, Practical AVR Microcontrollers is the book for you.

Hacking Electronics An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists

Author: Simon Monk
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071802371
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bring your electronic inventions to life! "This full-color book is impressive...there are some really fun projects!" -GeekDad, Wired.com Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics teaches by doing--each topic features fun, easy-to-follow projects. Discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters. The final chapter contains useful information on getting the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools. Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches Identify components and read schematic diagrams Understand the how and why of electronics theory Work with transistors, LEDs, and laser diode modules Power your devices with a/c supplies, batteries, or solar panels Get up and running on Arduino boards and pre-made modules Use sensors to detect everything from noxious gas to acceleration Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters Fix gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment

Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards

Author: Simon Monk
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260019209
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fully updated coverage of PCB design and construction with EAGLE This thoroughly revised, easy-to-follow guide shows, step-by-step, how to create your own professional-quality PCBs using the latest versions of EAGLE. Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards, Second Edition, guides you through the process of developing a schematic, transforming it into a PCB layout, and submitting Gerber files to a manufacturing service to fabricate your finished board. Four brand-new chapters contain advanced techniques, tips, and features. Downloadable DIY projects include a sound level meter, Arduino shield, Raspberry Pi expansion board, and more! • Install and configure EAGLE—including EAGLE v7.7.0 • Explore EAGLE’s screens and create schematic and board files • Select the right components and launch your own projects • Create scripts and User Language Programs that automate repetitive tasks • Build your own libraries and parts and modify existing components • Generate Gerber design files to submit for fabrication • Solder through-hole PCBs and SMD boards • Learn how to streamline your design thinking and workflow • Design non-rectangular and custom-shaped boards • Learn advanced techniques and take your boards to the next level