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Electronics All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-15928-6
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864 pages
January 2012
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Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started in Electronics 9

Chapter 1: Welcome to Electronics 11

Chapter 2: Understanding Electricity 23

Chapter 3: Creating Your Mad-Scientist Lab 39

Chapter 4: Staying Safe 61

Chapter 5: Reading Schematic Diagrams 71

Chapter 6: Building Projects 85

Chapter 7: The Secrets of Successful Soldering 123

Chapter 8: Measuring Circuits with a Multimeter 135

Chapter 9: Catching Waves with an Oscilloscope 149

Book II: Working with Basic Electronic Components 161

Chapter 1: Working with Basic Circuits 163

Chapter 2: Working with Resistors 205

Chapter 3: Working with Capacitors 233

Chapter 4: Working with Inductors 257

Chapter 5: Working with Diodes and LEDs 269

Chapter 6: Working with Transistors 295

Book III: Working with Integrated Circuits 323

Chapter 1: Introducing Integrated Circuits 325

Chapter 2: The Fabulous 555 Timer Chip 337

Chapter 3: Working with Op-Amps 375

Book IV: Getting into Alternating Current 395

Chapter 1: Understanding Alternating Current 397

Chapter 2: Working with Line Voltage 409

Chapter 3: Building Power Supplies 423

Book V: Working with Radio and Infrared 435

Chapter 1: Understanding Radio 437

Chapter 2: Building a Crystal Radio 451

Chapter 3: Working with Infrared 463

Book VI: Doing Digital Electronics 481

Chapter 1: Understanding Digital Electronics 483

Chapter 2: Getting Logical 499

Chapter 3: Working with Logic Circuits 519

Chapter 4: Interfacing to Your Computer's Parallel Port 549

Chapter 5: Working with Flip-Flops 583

Book VII: Working with BASIC Stamp Processors 607

Chapter 1: Introducing Microcontrollers and the BASIC Stamp 609

Chapter 2: Programming in PBASIC 631

Chapter 3: More PBASIC Programming Tricks 655

Chapter 4: Adding Sound and Motion to Your BASIC Stamp Projects 675

Book VIII: Special Effects 693

Chapter 1: Building a Quiz-O-Matic! 695

Chapter 2: Building a Color Organ 735

Chapter 3: Animating Holiday Lights 747

Chapter 4: Building an Animatronic Prop Controller 771

Index 801

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