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Electronics For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Gordon McComb , Cathleen Shamieh
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Electronics is fascinating – want to make something of it? This book shows you how!

You can make all sorts of things, once you understand what electronics is and how it works.   This book helps you out with that part, explaining the whole thing in plain English. Learn how electricity functions, how to harness it and put it to work, what tools you need to build circuits, what you can make with them, and how to do it safely.

  • Mystery solved – understand what makes your iPod, remote control, and computer work
  • Essential stuff – outfit your electronics lab with all the necessary tools, including some that will surprise you
  • Schematic road maps – learn to read schematics and understand how they help your project get where it’s going
  • Symbols of power – recognize all the identifiers for power sources, grounds, and components
  • Tools of the trade – discover how to use a multimeter, logic probe, oscilloscope, and solderless breadboard
  • Break it down – get to know the ins and outs of components such as resistors, capacitors ,diodes and transistors
  • Getting it together – find out how integrated circuits make all the rest possible and learn to work with them
  • & Analyze it – understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them

Open the book and find:

  • The difference between electronics and electricity
  • A list of essential tools
  • Cool projects you can build quickly
  • Great places to find parts
  • Important safety tips
  • What a sine wave is
  • Interesting stuff about speakers, buzzers, and DC motors
  • Ohm’s Law and how to use it


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Electronics is fascinating – want to make something of it? This book shows you how! You can make all sorts of things, once you understand what electronics is and how it works.   This book helps you out with that part, explaining the whole thing in plain English. Learn how electricity functions, how to harness it and put it to work, what tools you need to build circuits, what you can make with them, and how to do it safely. Mystery solved – understand what makes your iPod, remote control, and computer work Essential stuff – outfit your electronics lab with all the necessary tools, including some that will surprise you Schematic road maps – learn to read schematics and understand how they help your project get where it’s going Symbols of power – recognize all the identifiers for power sources, grounds, and components Tools of the trade – discover how to use a multimeter, logic probe, oscilloscope, and solderless breadboard Break it down – get to know the ins and outs of components such as resistors, capacitors ,diodes and transistors Getting it together – find out how integrated circuits make all the rest possible and learn to work with them & Analyze it – understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them Open the book and find: The difference between electronics and electricity A list of essential tools Cool projects you can build quickly Great places to find parts Important safety tips What a sine wave is Interesting stuff about speakers, buzzers, and DC motors Ohm’s Law and how to use it

About the Author

Cathleen Shamieh is a high–tech writer with extensive engineering and consulting experience in the fields of medical electronics, speech processing, and telecommunications. Gordon McComb writes the Robotics Resources column for SERVO Magazine , the leading hobby electronics magazine in the US.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it, don't wait 29 Dec. 2013
By DesOwen
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I have lots of books on electronics but this one is my favourite especially to get to grips with the basics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect t for an absolute beginner 18 April 2013
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If your a beginner its a perfect introduction that covers all the basics
As always it has that humour interspersed throughout and learning becomes a pleasure
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Well laid out. Lots of helpful explanations. Leads you through the toughest topics with clarity and fun. I look forward to building the test circuits when I have my starter kit together.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Electronics for dummies 19 Dec. 2012
By S G
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Explains the basics of the subject in simple plain language whilst keeping maths to a minimum, fine for beginners prior to moving on to more in-depth study.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good grounding 24 Jun. 2014
By Motty
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The book explains a lot of the more simplistic aspects to EE very well indeed.
I would highly recommend this book to all people wanting to understand. Voltage, current and resistance and how they can be manipulated
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4.0 out of 5 stars Generally a good intro to electronics 8 May 2014
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The author whilst covering the basics doesn't go into too much detail which although initially is good it does mean readers will have to delve into other publications to find things out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough 5 May 2014
By David
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This is a very good introductory book and a useful bolster for my ad hoc knowledge, easy to read and clear examples
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal starter book 23 Feb. 2014
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Takes you from from stage 1 in nice and easy baby steps to an advanced stage. Does not put you off the subject!
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Published 7 months ago by Alexander J West
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting me restarted on the basics.
Used to do a bit of electronics at school, thought must relearn some of the requirements, Ohms Law, how to use all the laws.
Published 11 months ago by S. D. Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Guide
I used this book to help prepare myself for an interview / exam.
Must be a decent enough guide as I passed the exam and got the job. Read more
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Bought the book for a new colleague, the information is basic and common sense, not really worth the money they charge
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great book very helpful reference I enjoy electronics but wouldn't say I was very knowledgeable - this book is helping me look less daft in conversations.
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