Electronics For Dummies

Author: Cathleen Shamieh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 870

Explore the basic concepts of electronics, build your electronics workbench, and begin creating fun electronics projects right away! Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition is Packed with hundreds of colorful diagrams and photographs, this book provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that show you how electronic components work, advice on choosing and using essential tools, and exciting projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. You’ll get charged up as you transform theory into action in chapter after chapter! • Circuit basics: learn what voltage is, where current flows (and doesn’t flow), and how power is used in a circuit. • Critical components: discover how resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors control and shape electric current. • Versatile chips: find out how to use analog and digital integrated circuits to build complex projects with just a few parts. • Analyze circuits: understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them. • Safety tips: get a thorough grounding in how to protect yourself—and your electronics—from harm. Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you explore the basic concepts of electronics with confidence — this book will get you charged up!

Electronics For Dummies

Author: Dickon Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 380

View: 807

Do you dream of wiring up a flashing LED, experimenting with infrared detectors, or building a walking-talking robot from scratch? Do you want to understand what capacitors, oscilloscopes and transistors actually do? Then look no further! Electronics For Dummies, UK Editioncovers everything from understanding the technology behind day-to-day gadgets, to reading a schematic, getting to grips with multimeters, and devising projects that are both useful and fun. With UK-specific information on where to purchase components for your workbench and the most useful websites and resources, this essential guide will get you up, running, and switched on in no time. Electronics For Dummies, UK Edition includes: Part I: Understanding The Fundamentals of Electronics Chapter 1: What is Electronics and What Can It Do For You? Chapter 2: Moving Electrons to Make Something Happen Chapter 3: Meeting Up with Resistance Chapter 4: Getting a Charge Out of Capacitors Chapter 5: Curling Up With Coils and Crystals Chapter 6: The Wide World of Semiconductors Chapter 7: Packing Parts Together on Integrated Circuits Chapter 8: Rounding Out Your Parts List Part II: Getting Your Hands Dirty Chapter 9: Setting Up Shop and Ensuring Your Safety Chapter 10: Reading Schematics Chapter 11: Constructing Circuits Chapter 12: Measuring and Analysing Circuits Part III: Putting Theory Into Practice Chapter 13: Exploring Some Learning Circuits Chapter 14: Great Projects You Can Build in 30 Minutes or Less Chapter 15: Cool Robot Projects to Amaze Your Friends and Family Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Terrific Tips to Help You Succeed Chapter 17: Ten Great Electronics Parts Sources Chapter 18: Ten Electronics Formulas You Should Know Appendix: Internet Resources Getting Up to Speed with Tutorials and General Information Figuring Things Out with Calculators Surfing for Circuits Asking Questions in Discussion Forums Getting Things Surplus

Electronics Projects For Dummies

Author: Earl Boysen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 717

These projects are fun to build and fun to use Make lights dance to music, play with radio remote control, or build your own metal detector Who says the Science Fair has to end? If you love building gadgets, this book belongs on your radar. Here are complete directions for building ten cool creations that involve light, sound, or vibrations -- a weird microphone, remote control gizmos, talking toys, and more, with full parts and tools lists, safety guidelines, and wiring schematics. Check out ten cool electronics projects, including * Chapter 8 -- Surfing the Radio Waves (how to make your own radio) * Chapter 9 -- Scary Pumpkins (crazy Halloween decorations that have sound, light, and movement) * Chapter 12 -- Hitting Paydirt with an Electronic Metal Detector (a project that can pay for itself) Discover how to * Handle electronic components safely * Read a circuit diagram * Troubleshoot circuits with a multimeter * Build light-activated gadgets * Set up a motion detector * Transform electromagnetic waves into sound Companion Web site * Go to www.dummies.com/go/electronicsprojectsfd * Explore new projects with other electronics hobbyists * Find additional information and project opportunities

Electronics All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Doug Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 864

View: 989

Take your electronics skills to the next level! If you're looking for a solitary resource that covers everything you need to know about electronics, then look no further. This friendly-and-straightforward guide introduces the basics of electronics and enhances your learning experience by debunking and explaining concepts such as circuits, analog and digital, schematics, voltage, safety concerns, and more. Packed with nearly 900 pages of detailed information, this book shows you how to develop your own breadboard, design your own circuit, and get savvy with schematics. Covers the basics of electronics and demystifies a variety of electronics concepts Encourages you to dive in and design a variety of fun and interesting entertainment, electronics, mobile, and automotive projects Offers troubleshooting advice for common electronics challenges Reviews circuits, schematics, voltage, safety concerns, and much more So, get plugged in and start your next electronics project today with this book by your side!

Electronics For Dummies

Author: Dickon Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 809

Do you dream of wiring up a flashing LED, experimenting with infrared detectors, or building a walking-talking robot from scratch? Do you want to understand what capacitors, oscilloscopes and transistors actually do? Then look no further! Electronics For Dummies, UK Editioncovers everything from understanding the technology behind day-to-day gadgets, to reading a schematic, getting to grips with multimeters, and devising projects that are both useful and fun. With UK-specific information on where to purchase components for your workbench and the most useful websites and resources, this essential guide will get you up, running, and switched on in no time. Electronics For Dummies, UK Edition includes: Part I: Understanding The Fundamentals of Electronics Chapter 1: What is Electronics and What Can It Do For You? Chapter 2: Moving Electrons to Make Something Happen Chapter 3: Meeting Up with Resistance Chapter 4: Getting a Charge Out of Capacitors Chapter 5: Curling Up With Coils and Crystals Chapter 6: The Wide World of Semiconductors Chapter 7: Packing Parts Together on Integrated Circuits Chapter 8: Rounding Out Your Parts List Part II: Getting Your Hands Dirty Chapter 9: Setting Up Shop and Ensuring Your Safety Chapter 10: Reading Schematics Chapter 11: Constructing Circuits Chapter 12: Measuring and Analysing Circuits Part III: Putting Theory Into Practice Chapter 13: Exploring Some Learning Circuits Chapter 14: Great Projects You Can Build in 30 Minutes or Less Chapter 15: Cool Robot Projects to Amaze Your Friends and Family Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Terrific Tips to Help You Succeed Chapter 17: Ten Great Electronics Parts Sources Chapter 18: Ten Electronics Formulas You Should Know Appendix: Internet Resources Getting Up to Speed with Tutorials and General Information Figuring Things Out with Calculators Surfing for Circuits Asking Questions in Discussion Forums Getting Things Surplus

Electronics All-in-One For Dummies - UK

Author: Dickon Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 840

View: 228

Your one-stop UK shop for clear, concise explanations to all the important concepts in electronics and tons of direction for building simple, fun electronic projects. The 8 mini-books in this 1 volume include: Getting Started with Electronics Working with Basic Components Working with Integrated Circuits Getting into Alternating Current Working with Radio and Infrared Doing Digital Electronics Working with Basic Stamp Processors Building Special Effects With nearly 900 pages of instruction, Electronics All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition covers all the bases and provides a fascinating hands-on exploration of electronics.

Electronics for Artists

Adding Light, Motion, and Sound to Your Artwork

Author: Simon Quellen Field

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 847

Not all artists want to create static, unilluminated works to hang on a wall, and with Electronics for Artists, they don't have to. With today's modern technology-LEDs, servo motors, motion sensors, speakers, and more-artwork can incorporate elements of light, sound, and motion for dramatic effects. Author and educator Simon Quellen Field has developed a primer for creative individuals looking for new ways to express themselves though electronically enhanced art. Following step-by-step examples of basic circuitry and programming, even a novice reader will develop the skills necessary to enhance their works. Demonstration projects then give artists a chance to build and program a more efficient light dimmer, randomly flashing LEDs using an integrated circuit, a controlled servo motor, and more. The book even includes art projects to try, include a bouquet of glowing flowers; an LED metronome; a talking computer; Cecil, a sensile robot; and Rover, a simple wheeled robot. A variety of artistic works created by Field's students and based on these open-ended lessons are also included to provide creative sparks for the readers. For those interested in programming their circuits, Field explores the basics of Energia, a free software package, and provides simple programs to create flashing light patterns, computer controlled motors, and LCD text displays. Simon Field is the author of Why Is Milk White?, Culinary Reactions, Why There's Antifreeze in Your Toothpaste, and Gonzo Gizmos, and is the creator of the popular Web site www.scitoys.com.

DJing For Dummies

Author: John Steventon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 939

DJ like a pro—without skipping a beat The bestselling guide to spinning and scratching is back! Ifyou've ever spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and anearful of tracks that sound off-beat or out of key, DJing ForDummies is the go-to guide for taking your skills to the nextlevel. Inside, John Steventon, a successful club DJ, walks youthrough the basics of mixing, the techniques and tricks you need tocreate your own DJ style and how to make DJing work for you. Covering both digital and old-school vinyl-based instruction,this guide covers all the latest DJ technology, equipment andsoftware so you can get mixing and stay one step ahead of thecrowd. Brimming with expert advice and easy-to-follow explanations,the information in DJing For Dummies gives you everythingyou need to build a foolproof set and play to a live crowd. Nail down the basics and build on existing skills Sort through the latest equipment and technology Have a go at crossfading, beatmatching and scratching Mix tracks seamlessly to sound like a pro If you're new to the game or looking to step up your skills andgraduate to club work, DJing For Dummies has youcovered.

British Politics For Dummies

Author: Julian Knight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

View: 977

Your updated and revised guide to British politics So, you want to be knowledgeable about British politics butdon't know where to start? You've come to the right place!British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide tounderstanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics inthe UK. In no time, you'll have the confidence to discuss the insand outs of past and present elections, political leaders, partiesand ideologies. Packed with understandable information on the origins, historyand structure of the UK parliamentary system, British PoliticsFor Dummies offers a fascinating glimpse into the rollercoasterworld of politics. Explaining everything from key politicalideologies and the spread of democracy to the current electionprocess and the differences between political parties, thishands-on, friendly guide is an ideal companion to British politicsand elections. Includes expanded coverage of coalition governments, devolutionand independence efforts Provides updated information on UKIP and Britain's place inEurope Serves as a helpful guide to elections and British politicalparties—electoral systems, voting behaviour and trends andthe role of pressure groups and the media Offers a fascinating examination of British politics on theworld stage Whether you want to get to grips with British politics andgovernment or build your knowledge beyond the basics, this updatededition of British Politics For Dummies is the placeto start.

Business Networking For Dummies

Author: Stefan Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 683

Grow your business, build your career, find more customers, andbuild a valuable support network of likeminded business people. Networking is a crucial skill for all professionals and businessowners. Quite simply, it’s a fast and effective way to buildyour business or career - and excellent networking skills will setyou apart from the competition. Business Networking ForDummies shows you how to get the most out of networking -both online and offline. With Business Networking ForDummies, you’ll learn to: Use business networking to grow and develop your business Find the right platform or platforms to build your own networkand ‘assemble your crowd’ Pitch yourself and your business with confidence Get the most out of face-to-face networking events - includingvaluable tips on presentation skills and sound bites! Join up your ‘real life’ and online networking Measure your networking success Follow up with new contacts successfully “This is a cornerstone book for anyone involved in runninga smaller business and wishing to deploy networking as an enquirysource. It is clear, concise and provides a complete education forsucceeding in, what is for some, a difficult environment." Ben Kench, Leading UK sales trainer and business growthspecialist "I’ve read this entire book from start to finish and soshould you because, when you know what you’re doing, businessnetworking does work, and by following the blueprint thatStef has set down for you: first you’ll learn, thenyou’ll earn.” Brad Burton, Managing Director, 4Networking Ltd.