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Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius, 2nd Edition

Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius provides hours of rewarding--and slightly twisted--fun

Price: $24.95

Product Code: 9780071744126

ISBN: 9780071744126

Year: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Fully updated throughout, this wickedly inventive guide introduces electronic circuits and circuit design, both analog and digital, through a series of projects you’ll complete one simple lesson at a time. The separate lessons build on each other and add up to projects you can put to practical use. You don’t need to know anything about electronics to get started. A pre-assembled kit, which includes all the components and PC boards to complete the book projects, is available separately from ABRA electronics on Amazon.

Using easy-to-find components and equipment, Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius, 2nd Edition, provides hours of rewarding and slightly twisted fun. You’ll gain valuable experience in circuit construction and design as you test, modify, and observe your results, skills you can put to work in other exciting circuit-building projects. 320 pp.

Coverage includes:

  • Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations
  • Provides tips for customizing the projects
  • Covers the underlying electronics principles behind the projects
  • Removes the frustration factor: all required parts are listed, along with sources

Build these and other devious devices:

  • Automatic night light
  • Light-sensitive switch
  • Along-to-digital converter
  • Voltage-controlled oscillator
  • Op amp-controlled power amplifier
  • Burglar alarm
  • Logic gate-based toy
  • Two-way intercom using transistors and op amps

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1. Components
  • Chapter 2. Resist If You Must
  • Chapter 3. More Components and Semiconductors
  • Chapter 4. Two Projects and Then Some More
  • Chapter 5. Digital Logic
  • Chapter 6. The First NAND Gate Circuit
  • Chapter 7. Analog Switches for Digital Circuits
  • Chapter 8. The NAND Gate Oscillator
  • Chapter 9. How Do We Understand What We Can’t See
  • Chapter 10. Digital Logic Project
  • Chapter 11. Introducing an Analog-to-Digital Converter
  • Chapter 12. The 4017 Walking Ring Counter
  • Chapter 13. Running a Seven-Segment Display
  • Chapter 14. Define, Design, and Make Your Own Project
  • Chapter 15. What is an Amplifier?
  • Chapter 16. Exploring the Op Amp
  • Chapter 17. Applying the Op Amp: Building the Intercom
  • Chapter 18. Prototype and Design - Patience Has Its Rewards

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