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Electronics All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is 900 pages and 8 books covering: Book 1: The Basics of Electronics Book 2: Getting your hands dirty Book 3: Designing your Projects Book 4: Digital and Analog Book 5: Electrical Environments Part 6: Troubleshooting Part 7: Communications Part 8 : The Fun Stuff
Doug Lowe still has the electronics experimenter's kit his dad gave him when he was 10. Although he became a programmer and has written books on various programming languages, Microsoft Office, web programming, and PCs (including 30+ For Dummies books), Doug never forgot his first love: electronics.
Table of Contents
|Getting Started in Electronics||p. 9|
|Welcome to Electronics||p. 11|
|Understanding Electricity||p. 23|
|Creating Your Mad-Scientist Lab||p. 39|
|Staying Safe||p. 61|
|Reading Schematic Diagrams||p. 71|
|Building Projects||p. 85|
|The Secrets of Successful Soldering||p. 123|
|Measuring Circuits with a Multimeter||p. 135|
|Catching Waves with an Oscilloscope||p. 149|
|Working with Basic Electronic Components||p. 161|
|Working with Basic Circuits||p. 163|
|Working with Resistors||p. 205|
|Working with Capacitors||p. 233|
|Working with Inductors||p. 257|
|Working with Diodes and LEDs||p. 269|
|Working with Transistors||p. 295|
|Working with Integrated Circuits||p. 323|
|Introducing Integrated Circuits||p. 325|
|The Fabulous 555 Timer Chip||p. 337|
|Working with Op-Amps||p. 375|
|Getting into Alternating Current||p. 395|
|Understanding Alternating Current||p. 397|
|Working with Line Voltage||p. 409|
|Building Power Supplies||p. 423|
|Working with Radio and Infrared||p. 435|
|Understanding Radio||p. 437|
|Building a Crystal Radio||p. 451|
|Working with Infrared||p. 463|
|Doing Digital Electronics||p. 481|
|Understanding Digital Electronics||p. 483|
|Getting Logical||p. 499|
|Working with Logic Circuits||p. 519|
|Interfacing to Your Computer's Parallel Port||p. 549|
|Working with Flip-Flops||p. 583|
|Working with BASIC Stamp Processors||p. 607|
|Introducing Microcontrollers and the BASIC Stamp||p. 609|
|Programming in PBASIC||p. 631|
|More PBASIC Programming Tricks||p. 655|
|Adding Sound and Motion to Your BASIC Stamp Projects||p. 675|
|Special Effects||p. 693|
|Building a Quiz-O-Matic!||p. 695|
|Building a Color Organ||p. 735|
|Animating Holiday Lights||p. 747|
|Building an Animatronic Prop Controller||p. 771|
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