Electronics Projects For Dummies

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These projects are fun to build and fun to use
Make lights dance to music, play with radio remote control, or build your own metal detector

Who says the Science Fair has to end? If you love building gadgets, this book belongs on your radar. Here are complete directions for building ten cool creations that involve light, sound, or vibrations — a weird microphone, remote control gizmos, talking toys, and more, with full parts and tools lists, safety guidelines, and wiring schematics.

Check out ten cool electronics projects, including
Chapter 8 — Surfing the Radio Waves (how to make your own radio)
Chapter 9 — Scary Pumpkins (crazy Halloween decorations that have sound, light, and movement)
Chapter 12 — Hitting Paydirt with an Electronic Metal Detector (a project that can pay for itself)

Discover how to
Handle electronic components safely
Read a circuit diagram
Troubleshoot circuits with a multimeter
Build light-activated gadgets
Set up a motion detector
Transform electromagnetic waves into sound
Companion Web site

Go to www.dummies.com/ go/electronicsprojectsfd
Explore new projects with other electronics hobbyists
Find additional information and project opportunities

About the Author
Earl Boysen is an engineer who after 20 years in the computer chip industry, decided to slow down and move to a quiet town in Washington state. Earl is the co-author of Electronics For Dummies and Nanotechnology For Dummies. He lives with his wife, Nancy, in a house he built himself and finds himself as busy as ever with teaching, writing, house building, and acting. Visit Earl at his Web site to get reviews and information about the latest components and techniques for building projects: www.buildinggadgets.com.

Nancy Muir is the author of over 50 books on topics ranging from desktop computer applications to distance learning and electronics. She has a certificate in distance learning design and has taught technical writing at the university level. Prior to her freelance writing career, she held management positions in the publishing and software industries. She lives with her husband Earl and their benevolent owners ― their dog and cat. Nancy’s company, The Publishing Studio, has its Web site at www.pubstudio.com.

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Electronics Projects For Dummies

These projects are fun to build and fun to use

Make lights dance to music, play with radio remote control, or build your own metal detector

Who says the Science Fair has to end? If you love building gadgets, this book belongs on your radar. Here are complete directions for building ten cool creations that involve light, sound, or vibrations — a weird microphone, remote control gizmos, talking toys, and more, with full parts and tools lists, safety guidelines, and wiring schematics.

Check out ten cool electronics projects, including
* Chapter 8 — Surfing the Radio Waves (how to make your own radio)
* Chapter 9 — Scary Pumpkins (crazy Halloween decorations that have sound, light, and movement)
* Chapter 12 — Hitting Paydirt with an Electronic Metal Detector (a project that can pay for itself)

Discover how to
* Handle electronic components safely
* Read a circuit diagram
* Troubleshoot circuits with a multimeter
* Build light-activated gadgets
* Set up a motion detector
* Transform electromagnetic waves into sound

Companion Web site
* Go to www.dummies.com/go/electronicsprojectsfd
* Explore new projects with other electronics hobbyists
* Find additional information and project opportunities

Microsoft Office Project 2007 For Dummies

Create project plans that make the most of your money and time
Get your projects on track, manage resources, and share information online

Project 2007 helps you keep your projects on track by providing sophisticated tools for building task outlines and important timing relationships; efficiently assigning people, cost, and material resources; and keeping everyone and everything on schedule. Get an overview of the benefits of Project Server and Project Web Access for communicating with your team and managing your project online.

All this on the bonus CD-ROM

– Tools for creating enhanced graphics and reports
– Strategic planning and brainstorming tools
– Project add-ons that improve your time reporting and tracking capabilities
– For details and complete system requirements, see the CD-ROM appendix.

Discover how to
– Employ the powerful new features of Project 2007
– Track down problems with Task Drivers
– Explore Project’s new Visual Reports
– Get tips for saving time and money on your projects

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Electronics for Dummies

Want to hook up your home theater system? Want to fix it so your garage band rocks the neighborhood?

Want to solder the faulty wire on your old phonograph so you can play those 60s albums you’ve kept all this time?

Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer, hobbyist, or student, this book will turn you on to real-world electronics. It quickly covers the essentials, and then focuses on the how-to instead of theory. It covers:

Fundamental concepts such as circuits, schematics, voltage, safety, and more Tools of the trade, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic probes, and more Common electronic components (e.g. resistors, capacitors, transistors) Making circuits using breadboards and printed circuit boards Microcontrollers (implementation and programming) Author Gordon McComb has more than a million copies of his books in print, including his bestselling Robot Builder’s Bonanza and VCRs and Camcorders For Dummies. He really connects with readers! With lots of photos and step-by-step explanations, this book will have you connecting electronic components in no time! In fact, it includes fun ideas for great projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. You’ll be amazed! Then you can tackle cool robot projects that will amaze your friends! (The book gives you lots to choose from.)

Students will find this a great reference and supplement to the typical dry, dull textbook. So whether you just want to bone up on electronics or want to get things hooked up, souped up, or fixed up, …whether you’re interested in fixing old electronic equipment, understanding guitar fuzz amps, or tinkering with robots, Electronics For Dummies is your quick connection to the stuff you need to know.

Electronics All-in-One For Dummies

Take your electronics skills to the next level!
If you’re looking for a solitary resource that covers everything you need to know about electronics, then look no further. This friendly-and-straightforward guide introduces the basics of electronics and enhances your learning experience by debunking and explaining concepts such as circuits, analog and digital, schematics, voltage, safety concerns, and more. Packed with nearly 900 pages of detailed information, this book shows you how to develop your own breadboard, design your own circuit, and get savvy with schematics.

Covers the basics of electronics and demystifies a variety of electronics concepts
Encourages you to dive in and design a variety of fun and interesting entertainment, electronics, mobile, and automotive projects
Offers troubleshooting advice for common electronics challenges
Reviews circuits, schematics, voltage, safety concerns, and much more

So, get plugged in and start your next electronics project today with this book by your side!

Electronics All-in-One For Dummies UK Editon

Your one-stop UK shop for clear, concise explanations to all the important concepts in electronics and tons of direction for building simple, fun electronic projects.

The 8 mini-books in this 1 volume include:

Getting Started with Electronics
Working with Basic Components
Working with Integrated Circuits
Getting into Alternating Current
Working with Radio and Infrared
Doing Digital Electronics
Working with Basic Stamp Processors
Building Special Effects

With nearly 900 pages of instruction, Electronics All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition covers all the bases and provides a fascinating hands-on exploration of electronics.