The Forrest Mims Circuit Scrapbook, Volume 2

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Newnes, Sep 1, 2000 - Education - 260 pages
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Here it is--a collection of Forrest Mims's classic work from the Modern Electronics magazine! Using commonly available components and remarkable ingenuity, Forrest shows you how to build and experiment with circuits like these:

analog comparators
audio synthesizers
data loggers
fiber optic sensors
laser diode devices
MOSFET oscillators
piezoelectronics
power electronics
programmable function generators
pulse generators
radio control systems
and much, much, more!




-analog comparators
-audio synthesizers
-data loggers
  

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I think that Professor Mims is a very knowledgeable individual within the realm of electronics. All of his works are excellent reads for any technological enthusiast!

Contents

Digital Circuits
61
to 999 Event Counter
64
Rediscovering the Transistor 3 The Varistor
69
A Digitally Programmable Power MOSFET Variable
75
Analog Circuits 21 Part 1How to Basics and a Laser Pulse
82
A SingleChip Analog Building Block 28 Experimenting with Electronic Flash Circuits
95
Event Failure Alarm 36
105
A Programmable Function Generator 53 Experimenting with LowCost Fiber
113
Experimenting with a Touch Tone DTMF
143
Part 3Radio Control and Aerial
156
SEVEN
165
Homemade PressureSensitive Resistors
172
EIGHT
213
Experimenting with a Piezoelectronic Speaker
227
An Experimental Security Alarm
233
NINE
243

An Infrared Temperature Transmitter
121
A SingleChannel Infrared Remote Control
128
Experimenting with a Servomechanism
135
Electrical Shock
251
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About the author (2000)

Forrest Mims has been an electronics hobbyist since building a one tube radio kit at the age of 11. Following graduation from Texas A&M University in 1966 and service as a photo intelligence office in Vietnam, he worked for three years with high-powered lasers, solid-state instrumentation, and trained monkeys with the Air Force Weapons Laboratory in New Mexico. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1970, he's written several hundred magazine articles and scholarly papers. His articles and columns have appeared in virtually every significant electronics magazine, including Popular Electronics, Radio-Electronics, and Modern Electronics. His articles on other scientific topics have appeared in a wide range of other publications, including National Geographic World, Science Digest, Highlights for Children, and Scientific American. His editorial exploits have included an assignment from the National Enquirer to evaluate the feasibility of eavesdropping on Howard Hughes by laser (it was possible, but Forrest declined to take part) and getting dropped by Scientific American as their "The Amateur Scientist" columnist because he admitted to the magazine's editors that he was a born-again Christian. His book sales total in the millions, and he is likely the most widely-read electronics writer in the world.

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