From the Back Cover
Here's the fun and easy way to start building circuits foryour projects
Have you ever wanted to build your own electronic device? Puttogether a thermostat or an in-line fuse, or repair a microphonecable? This is the book for you! Inside you'll find the tools andtechniques you need to build circuits, with illustrated,step-by-step directions to help accomplish tasks and completeprojects.
As you accomplish the tasks throughout the book, you'llconstruct many projects while learning the key circuitbuildingprinciples and techniques. Find out about measuring and testing,maintenance and troubleshooting, cables, connectors, how to testyour stuff, and more.
Stuff You Need to Know
The tools you need and how to use them
How to make sense of schematics and printed circuit boards
Basic techniques for creating any circuit
How to make and repair cables and connectors
Testing and maintenance procedures
About the Author
H. Ward Silver has the experience of a 20-year career as an electrical engineer developing instrumentation and medical electronics. He also spent 8 years in broadcasting, both programming and engineering. In 2000 he turned to teaching and writing as a second career. He is a contributing editor to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and author of the popular “Hands-On Radio” column in QST magazine every month. He is the author of the ARRL’s Amateur Radio license study guides and numerous other articles. He developed the ARRL’s online courses, “Antenna Design and Construction,” “Analog Electronics,” and “Digital Electronics.” Along with his comedic alter-ego, Dr Beldar, Ward is a sought-after speaker and lecturer among “hams.” When not in front of a computer screen, you will find Ward working on his mandolin technique and compositions.