Ian C. Purdie

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Location: Budgewoi NSW Australia
In My Own Words:
I am retired and I live in Budgewoi on the NSW Central Coast of Australia. I teach electronics on the internet.


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Build A Remote-Controlled Robot by David R. Shircliff
Build A Remote-Controlled Robot by David R. Shircliff
I was more than somewhat fascinated upon my initial perusal of the book for review to find it is literally, Complete Plans, Step-by-Step Illustrated Details. Very little electronics involved as such, next to no soldering.
For a robotics enthusiast here's a complete set of plans to create something your friends will envy. Your own butler named "Questor" by the author, David R. Shircliff.
If you want to build a robot, don't want to become involved in heavy electronics, are adept at basic mechanical construction then I recommend you definitely consider buying a copy of "Build A Remote Controlled Robot".
The Car Stereo Cookbook by Mark Rumreich
The Car Stereo Cookbook by Mark Rumreich
My review copy of "Car Stereo Cookbook", (How to Design, Choose, and Install Car Stereo Systems), is very well written by Mark Rumreich. It is published by Mc Graw-Hill who kindly provided me with my review copy. If you ever intend to spend serious money on a quality car stereo system then buy this book. The common pitfalls to avoid, as disclosed by "The Car Stereo Cookbook" will handsomely repay your modest investment.
Car Stereo Systems usually require the expenditure of some really "serious" money to get the desired results, and unless your decisions are very informed ones, it is all too easy to get burned big time financially. I honestly recommend you… Read more
Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics by Stan Gibilisco
I think this is a particularly exciting text for professionals, hobbyists and technicians anxious to get a good grasp on the basis of electricity and electronics. "Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics" comprises 700+ pages of well thought out tutorials. I would imagine it would be in great demand throughout schools, colleges and even universities.
Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics is divided into four major sections: Direct Current, Alternating Current, Basic Electronics, and Advanced Electronics and Related Technology. Each chapter has comprehensive qizzes and each section finishes with a multiple-choice test. It is notable that you need nothing more than… Read more