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Electronics All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-58973-1
Paperback
838 pages
August 2014
US $39.99 Add to Cart

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Electronics 7

Chapter 1: Entering the Exciting World of Electronics 9

Chapter 2: Understanding Electricity 21

Chapter 3: Creating Your Own Mad-Scientist Lab 37

Chapter 4: Staying Safe 59

Chapter 5: Reading Schematic Diagrams 69

Chapter 6: Building Your Own Electronic Projects 83

Chapter 7: Uncovering the Secrets of Successful Soldering 115

Chapter 8: Measuring Circuits with a Multimeter 127

Chapter 9: Catching Waves with an Oscilloscope 141

Book II: Working with Basic Electronic Components 153

Chapter 1: Working with Basic Circuits 155

Chapter 2: Working with Resistors 197

Chapter 3: Working with Capacitors 227

Chapter 4: Working with Inductors 249

Chapter 5: Working with Diodes and LEDs 261

Chapter 6: Working with Transistors 287

Book III: Working with Integrated Circuits 313

Chapter 1: Introducing Integrated Circuits 315

Chapter 2: The Fabulous 555 Timer Chip 327

Chapter 3: Working with Op Amps 363

Book IV: Getting into Alternating Current 383

Chapter 1: Understanding Alternating Current 385

Chapter 2: Working with Mains Voltage 397

Chapter 3: Supplying Power for Your Electronics Projects 4109

Book V: Working with Radio and Infrared 421

Chapter 1: Tuning in to Radio 423

Chapter 2: Building a Crystal Radio 437

Chapter 3: Working with Infrared 449

Book VI: Doing Digital Electronics 467

Chapter 1: Understanding Digital Electronics 469

Chapter 2: Getting Logical 483

Chapter 3: Putting Logic Circuits to Work 505

Chapter 4: Interfacing to Your Computer’s Parallel Port 535

Chapter 5: Getting the Hang of Flip-Flops 567

Book VII: Working with BASIC Stamp Processors 591

Chapter 1: Introducing Microcontrollers and the BASIC Stamp 593

Chapter 2: Programming in PBASIC 615

Chapter 3: Discovering More PBASIC Programming Tricks 641

Chapter 4: Adding Sound and Motion to Your BASIC Stamp Projects 661

Book VIII: Having Fun with Special Effects 679

Chapter 1: Synchronising Sight and Sound with a Colour-Organ Circuit 681

Chapter 2: Unearthing Hidden Treasure with a Handy Metal Detector 693

Chapter 3: Making Light Dance to the Music 713

Chapter 4: Hacking a Toy to Make a Talking Puppet 741

Index 767

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