Hacking Electronics An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists

Hacking Electronics  An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists Author Simon Monk
ISBN-10 9780071802376
Year 2013-03-22
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Bring your electronic inventions to life! "This full-color book is impressive...there are some really fun projects!" -GeekDad, Wired.com Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics teaches by doing--each topic features fun, easy-to-follow projects. Discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters. The final chapter contains useful information on getting the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools. Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches Identify components and read schematic diagrams Understand the how and why of electronics theory Work with transistors, LEDs, and laser diode modules Power your devices with a/c supplies, batteries, or solar panels Get up and running on Arduino boards and pre-made modules Use sensors to detect everything from noxious gas to acceleration Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters Fix gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment

Hacking Electronics An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists

Hacking Electronics  An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists Author Simon Monk
ISBN-10 9780071802369
Year 2013-03-12
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Bring your electronic inventions to life! "This full-color book is impressive...there are some really fun projects!" -GeekDad, Wired.com Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics teaches by doing--each topic features fun, easy-to-follow projects. Discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters. The final chapter contains useful information on getting the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools. Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches Identify components and read schematic diagrams Understand the how and why of electronics theory Work with transistors, LEDs, and laser diode modules Power your devices with a/c supplies, batteries, or solar panels Get up and running on Arduino boards and pre-made modules Use sensors to detect everything from noxious gas to acceleration Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters Fix gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment

The Maker s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

The Maker s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Author Simon Monk
ISBN-10 9781593276676
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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Where will you be when the zombie apocalypse hits? Trapping yourself in the basement? Roasting the family pet? Beheading reanimated neighbors? No way. You’ll be building fortresses, setting traps, and hoarding supplies, because you, savvy survivor, have snatched up your copy of The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse before it’s too late. This indispensable guide to survival after Z-day, written by hardware hacker and zombie anthropologist Simon Monk, will teach you how to generate your own electricity, salvage parts, craft essential electronics, and out-survive the undead. Take charge of your environment: *Monitor zombie movement with trip wires and motion sensors *Keep vigilant watch over your compound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi surveillance systems *Power zombie defense devices with car batteries, bicycle generators, and solar power Escape imminent danger: *Repurpose old disposable cameras for zombie-distracting flashbangs *Open doors remotely for a successful sprint home *Forestall subplot disasters with fire and smoke detectors Communicate with other survivors: *Hail nearby humans using Morse code *Pass silent messages with two-way vibration walkie-talkies *Fervently scan the airwaves with a frequency hopper For anyone from the budding maker to the keen hobbyist, The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is an essential survival tool.

Electronic Troubleshooting Fourth Edition

Electronic Troubleshooting  Fourth Edition Author Aram Agajanian
ISBN-10 0071819908
Year 2014-06-17
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
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The Most Complete, Current Guide to Troubleshooting and Repairing Electrical and Electronic Devices "If it's electronic, and there is troubleshooting to be done, then this is the book to reach for!" --Dr. Simon Monk, bestselling author of 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius and Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists "...an outstanding book on electronic troubleshooting with clear, concise, and concrete examples that anyone can relate to." --James Karagiannes, Ph.D. Physics, Associate Dean of Engineering and Information Sciences, DeVry University, Chicago Fully updated for the latest technologies, devices, test instruments, and problem-solving methods, the new edition of this practical resource provides you with the comprehensive information you need to troubleshoot today's electrical and electronic equipment. Inside you'll find new and enhanced coverage of: Wireless communications Embedded microprocessor systems Cutting-edge medical diagnostic equipment Advanced networking technologies The book uniquely blends traditional electrical theory and components with modern networking and electronic technology. Chapter-ending questions and problems test your understanding of the topics discussed. Filled with tables, charts, illustrations, graphs, and flowcharts, this is a must-have manual for anyone who works with electronics--at home or on the job. Electronic Troubleshooting, Fourth Edition, covers: Electric motors and generators Industrial controls Residential, commercial, and wireless communications Radio and television Digital circuits Combinational and sequential digital circuits Microprocessor-based systems Biomedical equipment Computer networking and network drives Embedded microprocessor systems

How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic

How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic Author Michael Geier
ISBN-10 9780071744232
Year 2011-01-05
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Master the Art of Electronics Repair In this hands-on guide, a lifelong electronics repair guru shares his tested techniques and invaluable insights. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic shows you how to repair and extend the life of all kinds of solid-state devices, from modern digital gadgetry to cherished analog products of yesteryear. You'll start by selecting the tools and test equipment you'll need and setting up your workbench. Then, you'll get familiar with components and how they form circuits, stages, and sections of a device. Next, you'll learn how to take a product apart, figure out what's wrong with it, replace components, and reassemble it. Real-world case studies help clarify the topics covered. Tips and tricks for specific devices, such as optical disc players, computers, and video recorders, are also included in this practical resource. Set up a workbench and equip it with tools and test instruments Ensure personal safety and avoid electrical and physical damage to devices Understand electrical units, circuits, and signals Use test equipment, including a digital multimeter, signal generator, frequency counter, and an oscilloscope Repair circuit boards and replace parts Work with components, from capacitors and ICs to transistors and zeners Learn to read block, schematic, and pictorial diagrams Disassemble devices and identify sections and stages Troubleshoot and diagnose to the component level Perform reverse-order reassembly

Complete Electronics Self Teaching Guide with Projects

Complete Electronics Self Teaching Guide with Projects Author Earl Boysen
ISBN-10 9781118282328
Year 2012-07-09
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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An all-in-one resource on everything electronics-related! For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology, this latest version combines concepts, self-tests, and hands-on projects to offer you a completely repackaged and revised resource. This unique self-teaching guide features easy-to-understand explanations that are presented in a user-friendly format to help you learn the essentials you need to work with electronic circuits. All you need is a general understanding of electronics concepts such as Ohm's law and current flow, and an acquaintance with first-year algebra. The question-and-answer format, illustrative experiments, and self-tests at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to learn at your own speed. Boasts a companion website that includes more than twenty full-color, step-by-step projects Shares hands-on practice opportunities and conceptual background information to enhance your learning process Targets electronics enthusiasts who already have a basic knowledge of electronics but are interested in learning more about this fascinating topic on their own Features projects that work with the multimeter, breadboard, function generator, oscilloscope, bandpass filter, transistor amplifier, oscillator, rectifier, and more You're sure to get a charge out of the vast coverage included in Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects!

Build Your Own Free to Air FTA Satellite TV System

Build Your Own Free to Air  FTA  Satellite TV System Author Dennis C. Brewer
ISBN-10 9780071775168
Year 2011-12-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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LEGALLY TAP INTO ABSOLUTELY FREE SATELLITE TV! Replace or expand your paid TV services with Free-to-Air television programming with ease. Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System shows how to affordably put together your own subscription-free home entertainment center from start to finish. Find out how to choose the right components, set up a satellite dish and receiver, fine-tune reception, add local over-the-air stations, and go mobile with your FTA TV system. You'll get full details on recording to the latest digital devices, installing a TV card in your PC, viewing video over the Internet, and integrating theater-quality audio. Photos and diagrams illustrate each step along the way. Comprehensive lists of technical terms and definitions, available channels and satellites, and dish-aiming steps are also included in this practical guide. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Equipment, component, and tool selection Satellite dish and FTA receiver installation Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 sound Dish alignment and synchronization Local over-the-air channel reception Video over the Internet and movies on demand DVD players, DVRs, PCs, and VCRs Mobile, RV, and remote Free-to-Air TV

Teardowns Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart

Teardowns  Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart Author Bryan Bergeron
ISBN-10 9780071713351
Year 2010-08-05
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Learn Practical Electronics From a Skilled Mentor! "The text is written as if Dr. Bergeron, who is a highly experienced electronics practitioner, is speaking directly to the reader with a point-by-point commentary about each teardown, complete with clear explanations of the operation and function of every component. By the time the product is completely disassembled, the reader understands the design tricks, component selection, and packaging choices that enabled the product to reach the market." -- From the Foreword by Forrest M. Mims III Amp up your knowledge of electronics by deconstructing common devices and analyzing the revealed components and circuitry. Teardowns: Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart contains 14 projects that expose the inner workings of household appliances, workbench measuring instruments, and musical equipment. Discover how resistors, capacitors, sensors, transducers, and transistors function in real circuitry. You'll even get details on custom modifications to electric guitar pickups, an effects pedal, and a tube amp. Essential instructions for safely launching your own teardowns are also included in this hands-on guide. Learn about sensors and ICs from smoke detectors and motion-activated lights Work with the LCD and strain gauge transducers in a digital scale Discover how surge protectors, power conditioners, and UPS units function Study thermal design techniques in compact fluorescent bulbs Analyze the control systems in ultrasonic humidifiers and digital thermometers Understand how op amps and power ICs work in a hi-fi stereo amplifier Figure out how ultrasonic transducers work in a laser-guided measuring device Explore electric guitar pickups, effects pedals, and tube amplifiers Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Electronic Troubleshooting Fourth Edition

Electronic Troubleshooting  Fourth Edition Author Daniel Tomal
ISBN-10 9780071828611
Year 2014-04-22
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The Most Complete, Current Guide to Troubleshooting and Repairing Electrical and Electronic Devices "If it's electronic, and there is troubleshooting to be done, then this is the book to reach for!" --Dr. Simon Monk, bestselling author of 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius and Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists "...an outstanding book on electronic troubleshooting with clear, concise, and concrete examples that anyone can relate to." --James Karagiannes, Ph.D. Physics, Associate Dean of Engineering and Information Sciences, DeVry University, Chicago Fully updated for the latest technologies, devices, test instruments, and problem-solving methods, the new edition of this practical resource provides you with the comprehensive information you need to troubleshoot today's electrical and electronic equipment. Inside you'll find new and enhanced coverage of: Wireless communications Embedded microprocessor systems Cutting-edge medical diagnostic equipment Advanced networking technologies The book uniquely blends traditional electrical theory and components with modern networking and electronic technology. Chapter-ending questions and problems test your understanding of the topics discussed. Filled with tables, charts, illustrations, graphs, and flowcharts, this is a must-have manual for anyone who works with electronics--at home or on the job. Electronic Troubleshooting, Fourth Edition, covers: Electric motors and generators Industrial controls Residential, commercial, and wireless communications Radio and television Digital circuits Combinational and sequential digital circuits Microprocessor-based systems Biomedical equipment Computer networking and network drives Embedded microprocessor systems

Brilliant LED Projects 20 Electronic Designs for Artists Hobbyists and Experimenters

Brilliant LED Projects  20 Electronic Designs for Artists  Hobbyists  and Experimenters Author Nick Dossis
ISBN-10 9780071778220
Year 2012-04-02
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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LET YOUR CREATIVE SIDE SHINE WITH THE COMPLETE DIY GUIDE TO MAKING EXCITING LED DEVICES Brilliant LED Projects presents 20 hands-on, step-by-step projects for you to make using inexpensive, commonly available components. Projects range from simple, functional devices, such as a "green" LED flashlight and a flashing rear bike light, to more complex designs, including color-changing disco lights and persistence-of-vision (POV) gadgets--all featuring easy-to-follow instructions, highlighted with detailed illustrations. Build with confidence using this book's expert guidance and practical information, including overviews of various LED components, comprehensive listings of tool and supplies, sample clock and driver circuit building blocks, and more. A companion website gives you access to exclusive content, including downloadable assembly codes and programming codes (for the projects powered by the PIC 16F628 microcontroller). Plus, every chapter spotlights key concepts and techniques that make it easy and enjoyable for you to produce eye-catching LED displays. Great for first-timers and expert hobbyists alike All projects can be built with stripboard--no need to translate complicated schematics, or purchase special PCBs Includes extensive guidelines for safe assembly Learn the basic principles of every project component--from LEDs to dot-matrix displays and various integrated circuits Create your own designs using building blocks and assembly techniques from the book's projects

LED Lighting

LED Lighting Author Sal Cangeloso
ISBN-10 9781449334727
Year 2012-07-10
Pages 70
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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We’re on the brink of a lighting revolution with light-emitting diodes—the tiny LEDs you’ve seen in electronic devices for years. With this practical guide, you’ll go behind the scenes to see how and why manufacturers are now designing LED devices to light everything from homes and offices to streets and warehouses. Author Sal Cangeloso shows you the working parts of a “simple” LED bulb and explains the challenges electronics companies face as they push LED lighting into the mainstream. You’ll learn how you can use LEDs now, and why solid state lighting will bring dramatic changes in the near future. Explore the drivers, phosphors, and integrated circuits in a typical LED bulb Understand the challenges in producing LED bulbs with acceptable brightness, color temperature, and power consumption Learn about non-bulb LED applications, including lamps, street lights, and signage Discover the market forces driving—and impeding—the adoption of LED lighting Compare LEDs to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and electron-stimulated luminescence (ESL) bulbs Gaze into the future of intelligent lighting, including networked lighting systems

Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1

Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1 Author Charles Platt
ISBN-10 9781449333850
Year 2012-10-18
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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Want to know how to use an electronic component? This first book of a three-volume set includes key information on electronics parts for your projects—complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. You’ll learn what each one does, how it works, why it’s useful, and what variants exist. No matter how much you know about electronics, you’ll find fascinating details you’ve never come across before. Convenient, concise, well-organized, and precise Perfect for teachers, hobbyists, engineers, and students of all ages, this reference puts reliable, fact-checked information right at your fingertips—whether you’re refreshing your memory or exploring a component for the first time. Beginners will quickly grasp important concepts, and more experienced users will find the specific details their projects require. Unique: the first and only encyclopedia set on electronic components, distilled into three separate volumes Incredibly detailed: includes information distilled from hundreds of sources Easy to browse: parts are clearly organized by component type Authoritative: fact-checked by expert advisors to ensure that the information is both current and accurate Reliable: a more consistent source of information than online sources, product datasheets, and manufacturer’s tutorials Instructive: each component description provides details about substitutions, common problems, and workarounds Comprehensive: Volume 1 covers power, electromagnetism, and discrete semi-conductors; Volume 2 includes integrated circuits, and light and sound sources; Volume 3 covers a range of sensing devices.

Build Your Own Transistor Radios

Build Your Own Transistor Radios Author Ronald Quan
ISBN-10 9780071799706
Year 2012-12-11
Pages 473
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Provides a guide to designing and constructing transistor radios, including such topics as choosing components, troubleshooting, and sampling.

Electronics from the Ground Up Learn by Hacking Designing and Inventing

Electronics from the Ground Up  Learn by Hacking  Designing  and Inventing Author Ronald Quan
ISBN-10 0071837280
Year 2014-10-30
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education TAB
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Discover the inner-workings of electronics through innovative hands-on experiments Are you fascinated by the power of even the smallest electronic device? Electronics from the Ground Up guides you through step-by-step experiments that reveal how electronic circuits function so you can advance your skills and design custom circuits. You’ll work with a range of circuits and signals related to optical emitters and receivers, audio, oscillators, and video. This practical resource explains components, construction techniques, basic test equipment, circuit analysis, and troubleshooting. Photographs, schematics, equations, and graphs are included throughout. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to hack and modify existing circuits to create your own unique designs. Do-it-yourself experiments cover: Batteries, lamps, and flashlights Light emitters and receivers Diodes, rectifiers, and associated circuits Transistors, FETs, and vacuum tubes Amplifiers and feedback Audio signals and circuits Oscillators AM and FM signals and circuits Video basics, including video signals Video circuits and systems