Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery Paperback – Dec 20 2009
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Burn things out, mess things up-that's how you learn.
About the Author
Charles Platt became interested in computers when he acquired an Ohio Scientific C4P in 1979. After writing and selling software by mail order, he taught classes in BASIC programming, MS-DOS, and subsequently Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. He wrote five computer books during the 1980s.
He has also written science fiction novels such as The Silicon Man (published originally by Wired books) and Protektor (from Avon Books). He stopped writing science fiction when he started contributing to Wired magazine in 1993, and became one of its three senior writers a couple of years later.
Charles began contributing to Make magazine in its third issue and is currently a contributing editor. Make: Electronics is his first book for Make Books. Currently he is designing and building prototypes of medical equipment in his workshop in a northern Arizona wilderness area.
From the Publisher
|Make: Electronics||Make: More Electronics||Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Vol. 1||Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Vol. 2||Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Vol. 3||Make: Electronics Components Pack 1|
|Minimum Tools Required||Wire cutters, wire strippers, pliers, multimeter||Wire cutters, wire strippers, pliers, multimeter||n/a||n/a||n/a||Wire cutters, wire strippers, pliers, multimeter|
|Other recommended Tools||Soldering and desoldering tools||Soldering and desoldering tools||n/a||n/a||n/a||Soldering and desoldering tools|
|Includes Hands-On Experiments||✓||✓|
|Includes Reference Charts||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Component-by-Component Reference Circuits||✓||✓||✓|
|Ideal for Beginners||✓||No (Read 'Make: Electronics' first)||No (Read 'Make: Electronics' first)||No (Read 'Make: Electronics' first)||No (Read 'Make: Electronics' first)||No (Read 'Make: Electronics' first)|
|Introductory Electronics Tutorial||✓|
|Covers Fundamental Electronic Components||✓||✓||✓|
|Advanced Logic Chips||✓||✓|
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Top Customer Reviews
I recommend this book over any other books to start electronic.
it very easy to understand. Although I purchased 2 other books, one more advanced and one self-learning, this is by
far the best investment for newcomers. I will retain this book as my guide to electronics and anyone wishing to
understand electronics and how electricity works within components, you will congratulate yourself upon purchasing
this fine book.
The book is extremely well written and the instructions and examples are really easy to follow. Each chapter also includes the list of items you will need to complete each chapter.
I cannot say enough about this book. If you want to learn about electronics on your own, to me this is the starting book bar none. It's not a university textbook full of theory and diagrams, but rather a down and dirty into building actual circuits that do something. And everything is explained along the way. Great book!
This book is a great mix of the practical with the theoretical.
I took one electronics class in college and didn't learn half as much as I did reading this book.
A tour-de-force! I hope he writes a sequel.
Only draw back is getting the kits to do the experiments. A little pricey if ordered from the states (Makershed), and pricier if parted out piecemeal (Ebay or Mouser).
I would say to go through the book and then pick which experiments you want to do and then order those parts as needed.
Most recent customer reviews
lots of things in this book that i wanted to know but i haven't done the experiments and don't know that i will.Published 9 months ago by Pauline Sherwin
This book covers everything you need to start on electronic projects. It does a great job of bridging theoretical and practical applications. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Oliver DesCoteaux
Great book to learn electronics. I like the writer's approach.Published 15 months ago by PapaRazzzzee
Very good book! You won't be overwhelmed with theory or history lessons and you actually get to touch and do stuff right away. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Blaise Bernier
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