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Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-onway? WithMake: Electronics, you'll start working on realprojects as soon as you crack open the book. Explore all of the keycomponents and essential principles through a series of fascinatingexperiments. You'll build the circuits first,thenlearn thetheory behind them!

Build working devices, from simple to complexYou'll start with the basics and then move on to more complicatedprojects. Go from switching circuits to integrated circuits, andfrom simple alarms to programmable microcontrollers. Step-by-stepinstructions and more than 500 full-color photographs andillustrations will help you use -- and understand -- electronicsconcepts and techniques.

  • Discover by breaking things: experiment with components andlearn from failure

  • Set up a tricked-out project space: make a work area at home,equipped with the tools and parts you'll need

  • Learn about key electronic components and their functionswithin a circuit

  • Create an intrusion alarm, holiday lights, wearable electronicjewelry, audio processors, a reflex tester, and a combinationlock

  • Build an autonomous robot cart that can sense its environmentand avoid obstacles

  • Get clear, easy-to-understand explanations of what you're doingand why

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Average Rating: 4.9411764705882355 out of 5 rating Based on 17 Ratings

"best beginner Electronics book" - by Davy on 29-SEP-2012
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This is written better then some of the Evil Genius books.
good for ages 9 through 20.

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"Great all around..." - by KB on 08-MAR-2012
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I used this as a refresh for some forgotten classes I took back in '05. It is an excellent resource for both newbies and intermediate learners. It also works fairly well as a reference book if you mark the pages along the way. This book is well written and easy to read/understand. I liked it enough to also buy the printed edition.
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"Make: Electronics" - by Delboy on 04-MAY-2011
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I am 57 years old and have dabbled in electronics since I was a teenager and have always meant to actually LEARN about Electronics so I can understand the theory and maths behind it. I know what various components do and can build a circuit from a diagram but thats where it ended.

On buying this book I realised that, although I could skip the first 2 or three chapters as I already had that knowledge, I was soon learning very useful stuff put across in a manner that is both interesting and easy to understand.

A MUST HAVE book for the complete begginer or for those wishing to further dip thier toes in the feild of Electronics.

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"WOW! Really helped me make sense of it all!" - by phnowicki on 25-JAN-2010
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I have always been interested in electronics. I had a basic understanding of many of the basic components, but I never understood how or why they fit together to preform a task. This book really helped me understand enough to start me down the road. The section at the end with the PICAXE microcontroller was icing on the cake. I was up and running on my own project in no time at all.
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