Basic Electronics for Tomorrow's Inventors : A Thames and Kosmos Book: A Thames and Kosmos Book

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 19, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 192 pages
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Learn about electronics with fun experiments and projects

Created in partnership with Thames & Kosmos, Basic Electronics for Tomorrow's Inventors introduces you to essential electronics concepts through fun, do-it-yourself projects. You'll get tips for setting up your home workbench, safely handling materials, and creating a variety of entertaining gadgets. All of the projects and experiments use inexpensive, readily available electronic components and different types of breadboard, which creates a plug-and-play environment for you to build electronic circuits—no soldering required!

Inside you'll find:

  • Things You'll Need--lists of all the electronic components and equipment required for each experiment
  • A Circuit Diagram--shows how each of the electronic components are connected to produce the experiment
  • How the Circuit Works--identifies the building blocks used to make the circuit and helps you read circuit diagrams
  • Breadboard Layout--close-up photographs that guide you in building each electronic circuit
  • Time to Experiment--explains how to get your experiment working

Step-by-step projects include:

Phone experiments

  • Make an LED light up
  • Make an LED flash
  • Create colors with an RGB LED
  • Build a working telephone
Dashboard experiments
  • Create indicator lights
  • Build a temperature sensor
  • Make an electronic horn
  • Set up a water sensor
Security experiments
  • Design a basic alarm circuit
  • Make a pressure-sensitive mat
  • Create a touch-activated alarm
  • Build an electronic security keypad
  • Make a reading light that switches on when it goes dark
Electronic game experiments
  • Create a random number generator
  • Flip an electronic coin
  • Get ready for infrared target practice
  • Build a sound-effects generator

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Contents

Can You Hear Me Now? Phone Experiments
31
Behind the Wheel Dashboard Experiments
65
Spy vs Spy Security Experiments
91
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Nick Dossis holds a Higher National Certificate in Electronic/Electrical Engineering. He is the author of several articles published in Everyday Practical Electronics EPE Magazine, a popular monthly publication for electronic hobbyists. Nick has been playing around with electronics for most of his life, originally encouraged by a grandfather who bought him his first crystal radio set when he was six. He continues to design electronic circuits and projects in his spare time. He is the author of Brilliant LED Projects: 20 Electronic Designs for Artists, Hobbyists, and Experimenters, also from McGraw-Hill.

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