Make: More Electronics

Journey Deep Into the World of Logic Chips, Amplifiers, Sensors, and Randomicity

Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449344003

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 443

Want to learn even more about electronics in a fun, hands-on way? If you finished the projects in Make: Electronics, or if you're already familiar with the material in that book, you're ready for Make: More Electronics. Right away, you'll start working on real projects, and you'll explore all the key components and essential principles through the book's collection of experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them! This book picks up where Make: Electronics left off: you'll work with components like comparators, light sensors, higher-level logic chips, multiplexers, shift registers, encoders, decoders, and magnetic sensors. You'll also learn about topics like audio amplification, randomicity, as well as positive and negative feedback. With step-by-step instructions, and hundreds of color photographs and illustrations, this book will help you use -- and understand -- intermediate to advanced electronics concepts and techniques.
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Make: More Electronics

Journey Deep Into the World of Logic Chips, Amplifiers, Sensors, and Randomicity

Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: Make Books

ISBN: 9781449344047

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 5921

Shares step-by-step experiments that teach how to add computational power to projects, including light bars, timers, decoders, phototransistors, op-amps, and various sensors.
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Make: More Electronics

Journey Deep Into the World of Logic Chips, Amplifiers, Sensors, and Randomicity

Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 144934402X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 4510

Want to learn even more about electronics in a fun, hands-on way? If you finished the projects in Make: Electronics, or if you're already familiar with the material in that book, you're ready for Make: More Electronics. Right away, you'll start working on real projects, and you'll explore all the key components and essential principles through the book's collection of experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them! This book picks up where Make: Electronics left off: you'll work with components like comparators, light sensors, higher-level logic chips, multiplexers, shift registers, encoders, decoders, and magnetic sensors. You'll also learn about topics like audio amplification, randomicity, as well as positive and negative feedback. With step-by-step instructions, and hundreds of color photographs and illustrations, this book will help you use -- and understand -- intermediate to advanced electronics concepts and techniques.
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Easy Electronics

Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680454455

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 56

View: 5330

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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Make: Analog Synthesizers

Make Electronic Sounds the Synth-DIY Way

Author: Ray Wilson

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449345190

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

View: 6473

Dive hands-on into the tools, techniques, and information for making your own analog synthesizer. If you’re a musician or a hobbyist with experience in building electronic projects from kits or schematics, this do-it-yourself guide will walk you through the parts and schematics you need, and how to tailor them for your needs. Author Ray Wilson shares his decades of experience in synth-DIY, including the popular Music From Outer Space (MFOS) website and analog synth community. At the end of the book, you’ll apply everything you’ve learned by building an analog synthesizer, using the MFOS Noise Toaster kit. You’ll also learn what it takes to create synth-DIY electronic music studio. Get started in the fun and engaging hobby of synth-DIY without delay. With this book, you’ll learn: The differences between analog and digital synthesizers Analog synthesizer building blocks, including VCOs, VCFs, VCAs, and LFOs How to tool up for synth-DIY, including electronic instruments and suggestions for home-made equipment Foundational circuits for amplification, biasing, and signal mixing How to work with the MFOS Noise Toaster kit Setting up a synth-DIY electronic music studio on a budget
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Make: Rockets

Down-to-Earth Rocket Science

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

View: 7125

This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with the basics of rocket propulsion, readers will start out making rockets made from stuff lying around the house, and then move on up to air-, water-, and solid propellant-powered rockets. Most of the rockets in the book can be built from parts in the Estes Designer Special kit.
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Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects

Author: Earl Boysen,Harry Kybett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118282329

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 5860

An all-in-one resource on everything electronics-related! For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology, this latest version combines concepts, self-tests, and hands-on projects to offer you a completely repackaged and revised resource. This unique self-teaching guide features easy-to-understand explanations that are presented in a user-friendly format to help you learn the essentials you need to work with electronic circuits. All you need is a general understanding of electronics concepts such as Ohm's law and current flow, and an acquaintance with first-year algebra. The question-and-answer format, illustrative experiments, and self-tests at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to learn at your own speed. Boasts a companion website that includes more than twenty full-color, step-by-step projects Shares hands-on practice opportunities and conceptual background information to enhance your learning process Targets electronics enthusiasts who already have a basic knowledge of electronics but are interested in learning more about this fascinating topic on their own Features projects that work with the multimeter, breadboard, function generator, oscilloscope, bandpass filter, transistor amplifier, oscillator, rectifier, and more You're sure to get a charge out of the vast coverage included in Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects!
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The Elements of Computing Systems

Building a Modern Computer from First Principles

Author: Noam Nisan,Shimon Schocken

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262140874

Category: Computers

Page: 325

View: 4887

This title gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as it comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system.
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Electronics for Kids

Play with Simple Circuits and Experiment with Electricity!

Author: Oyvind Nydal Dahl

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277474

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 7992

Why do the lights in a house turn on when you flip a switch? How does a remote-controlled car move? And what makes lights on TVs and microwaves blink? The technology around you may seem like magic, but most of it wouldn’t run without electricity. Electronics for Kids demystifies electricity with a collection of awesome hands-on projects. In Part 1, you’ll learn how current, voltage, and circuits work by making a battery out of a lemon, turning a metal bolt into an electromagnet, and transforming a paper cup and some magnets into a spinning motor. In Part 2, you’ll make even more cool stuff as you: –Solder a blinking LED circuit with resistors, capacitors, and relays –Turn a circuit into a touch sensor using your finger as a resistor –Build an alarm clock triggered by the sunrise –Create a musical instrument that makes sci-fi soundsThen, in Part 3, you’ll learn about digital electronics—things like logic gates and memory circuits—as you make a secret code checker and an electronic coin flipper. Finally, you’ll use everything you’ve learned to make the LED Reaction Game—test your reaction time as you try to catch a blinking light!With its clear explanations and assortment of hands-on projects, Electronics for Kids will have you building your own circuits in no time.
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Make: Action

Movement, Light, and Sound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457187752

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 6313

Beginning with the basics and moving gradually to greater challenges, this book takes you step-by-step through experiments and projects that show you how to make your Arduino or Raspberry Pi create and control movement, light, and sound. In other words: action! The Arduino is a simple microcontroller with an easy-to-learn programming environment, while the Raspberry Pi is a tiny Linux-based computer. This book clearly explains the differences between the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, when to use them, and to which purposes each are best suited. Using these widely available and inexpensive platforms, you'll learn to control LEDs, motors of various types, solenoids, AC (alternating current) devices, heaters, coolers, displays, and sound. You'll even discover how to monitor and control these devices over the Internet. Working with solderless breadboards, you'll get up and running quickly, learning how to make projects that are as fun as they are informative. In Make: Action, you'll learn to: Build a can crusher using a linear actuator with your Arduino Have an Arduino water your plants Build a personal traffic signal using LEDs Make a random balloon popper with Arduino Cool down your beverages with a thermostatic drink cooler you build yourself Understand and use the PID control algorithm Use Raspberry Pi to create a puppet dance party that moves to your tweets!
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Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1

Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Switches, Encoders, Relays, Transistors

Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449333893

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 278

View: 5536

Provides information about components, including batteries, capacitors, diodes, and switches.
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Make: Sensors

A Hands-On Primer for Monitoring the Real World with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Author: Tero Karvinen,Kimmo Karvinen,Ville Valtokari

Publisher: Make Books

ISBN: 9781449368104

Category: Computers

Page: 377

View: 5416

Features over fifty sensor-based projects that use either Arduino or Raspberry Pi, including a personal breathalyzer and alcohol sensor, an e-mail smoke alarm, and a graphical sound visualizer.
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Networked RFID Systems and Lightweight Cryptography

Raising Barriers to Product Counterfeiting

Author: Peter H. Cole,Damith C. Ranasinghe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540716416

Category: Computers

Page: 355

View: 9658

This book consists of a collection of works on utilizing the automatic identification technology provided by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to address the problems of global counterfeiting of goods. The book presents current research, directed to securing supply chains against the efforts of counterfeit operators, carried out at the Auto-ID Labs around the globe. It assumes very little knowledge on the part of the reader on Networked RFID systems as the material provided in the introduction familiarizes the reader with concepts, underlying principles and vulnerabilities of modern RFID systems.
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Aluminum Dreams

The Making of Light Modernity

Author: Mimi Sheller

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262026821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 725

How aluminum enabled a high-speed, gravity-defying American modernity even as other parts of the world paid the price in environmental damage and political turmoil.
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The Magician's Dictionary

Author: Edward Rehmus

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1936239515

Category: Reference

Page: 301

View: 2784

Unlike most occult teaches, E.E. Rehmus doesn't mince words. He defines them. His Magician's Dictionary picks up where all other occult reference works leave off -- at the dawn of the apocalypse.
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Practical Electronics

Components and Techniques

Author: John M. Hughes

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449373259

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 8993

"How much do you need to know about electronics to create something interesting, or creatively modify something that already exists? If you're in a technical field such as software development, and don't have much experience with electronics components, this hands-on reference helps you find answers to technical questions quickly. Filling the gap between a beginner's primer and a formal textbook, Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques explores aspects of electronic components and techniques that you would typically learn on the job and from years of experience. Even if you've worked with electronics, or have a background in electronics theory, you're bound to find important information that you may not have encountered before. Among the book's many topics, you'll discover how to: Read the data sheet for an electronic component ; Use a variety of tools involved with electronics work ; Assemble various types of connectors ; Minimize noise and interference on a signal interface circuit. Explore topics not usually covered in theoretical books, and go deeper into practical aspects than a step-by-step, project-oriented approach, with Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques." --
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Make: Sensors

A Hands-On Primer for Monitoring the Real World with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Author: Tero Karvinen,Kimmo Karvinen,Ville Valtokari

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449368069

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 6690

Make: Sensors is the definitive introduction and guide to the sometimes-tricky world of using sensors to monitor the physical world. With dozens of projects and experiments for you to build, this book shows you how to build sensor projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Use Arduino when you need a low-power, low-complexity brain for your sensor, and choose Raspberry Pi when you need to perform additional processing using the Linux operating system running on that device.You'll learn about touch sensors, light sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetic sensors, as well as temperature, humidity, and gas sensors.
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