Fun with Computer Electronics

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Sep 18, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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What makes a computer work? How does it read a disc? How are the messages from the keyboard transmitted to the monitor? These questions and more are answered in the book and through the projects in this book. With a book, cardboard workbench, and reusable plastic box, this kit introduces 20 projects that easily demonstrate the basic concepts of what makes computers work.
 

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Contents

Introduction
4
What Is Electricity?
6
Computer Basics
9
How Do Computers Work?
12
Assembly Instructions
14
Testing Your Electronic Workbench
26
Troubleshooting
28
Whats a Schematic?
30
7 Push Button Counter
44
8 Flashing Lights
46
9 Random Number Generator
48
10 Light Trap
50
11 Light Chaser
52
12 Digital Timer
54
13 Reaction Timer
57
14 SoundActivated Counter
58

Note to Parents
31
1 AND Gate
32
2 OR Gate
34
3 NAND Gate
36
4 XOR Gate
38
5 Vote Counter
40
6 FlipFlop
42
15 Siren and Lights
60
16 Digital Resistance Checker
62
17 Digital Dice
64
18 Binary Numbers
66
19 TouchActivated Light with Timer
68
20 Lights from the Inside Out
70
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About the author (1996)

Colombo received degrees in biology and psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego. She is now co-owner of Teknos Inc. a company that designs and builds interactive science exhibits for science museums, zoos, and aquariums.

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