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Electronics for Schools [Paperback]

R.A. Sparkes
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  • Paperback: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd (13 Nov 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091127815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091127817
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.2 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,453,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A simple education book that changed my life 21 Sep 2010
Back around 1974 or 75 when I was around 15 years old I came across a book in the school library called "Electronics For Schools" by RA Sparkes. It was great it have me simple, practical, projects with wood, nails, soldering iron, and a few transistors etc. What made it work for me was I could go into a company and buy the transistors (e.g. BC108) by the name in the book and they handed them over the counter. I think they were a bit frustrated by a kid buying one or two transistors and a few resistors.

Using this book I built a few little projects flashing lights and this led to my later doing a Batchelor of Engineering (Electronics) and today I'm a software developer. I earn my income from that degree and from a spark from Sparkes (I could not resist that) that he put in this book.

Rob Smyth
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