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In this book:
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
Create your own schematics and breadboards
Become a circuit-building expert
Tackle analog, digital, and car electronics
Debunk and grasp confusing electronics concepts
If you're obsessed with all things electronics, look no further! This comprehensive guide is packed with all the electronics goodies you need to add that extra spark to your game!
Circuit basics: learn what voltage is, where current flows (and doesn’t flow), and how power is used in a circuit.
Critical components: discover how resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors control and shape electric current.
Versatile chips: find out how to use analog and digital integrated circuits to build complex projects with just a few parts.
Analyze circuits: understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them.
Safety tips: get a thorough grounding in how to protect yourself—and your electronics—from harm.
Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you explore the basic concepts of electronics with confidence — this book will get you charged up!
Introduces Arduino basics to provide you with a solid foundation of understanding before you tackle your first project
Features a variety of fun projects that show you how to do everything from automating your garden's watering system to constructing a keypad entry system, installing a tweeting cat flap, building a robot car, and much more
Provides an easy, hands-on approach to learning more about electronics, programming, and interaction design for Makers of all ages
Arduino Projects For Dummies is your guide to turning everyday electronics and plain old projects into incredible innovations.
Start it up — get your Raspberry Pi set up, configured, and ready for action
Create music — start the party using Sonic Pi to record your own songs
Game on — combine Python and Minecraft and start programming your own video game world.
Get all set up with software, and connect to other devices
Understand Linux System Admin nomenclature and conventions
Write your own programs using Python and Scratch
Extend the Pi's capabilities with add-ons like Wi-Fi dongles, a touch screen, and more
Learn by doing ? start building circuits and programming your Arduino with a few easy to follow examples - right away!
Easy does it ? work through Arduino sketches line by line in plain English, to learn of how a they work and how to write your own
Solder on! ? Only ever used a breadboard in the kitchen? Don't know your soldering iron from a curling iron? No problem, you'll be prototyping in no time
Kitted out ? discover new and interesting hardware to make your Arduino into anything from a mobile phone to a geiger counter!
Find out how to install the operating system and connect to other devices
Install, use and remove software like a pro
Learn basic Linux systems administration
Program with Scratch, Python and Minecraft on your Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi has awakened a whole new generation of hardware geeks, hackers and hobbyists, and now it's your turn to join their ranks. Learning how to fully use your new technology is the first step, and Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the ideal companion guide.
Discover how and where to begin Arduino programming
Develop the skills and confidence to tackle other projects
Make the most of Arduino with basic programming concepts
Work with hardware and software to create interactive electronic devices
Get acquainted with your Raspberry Pi's bits and pieces
Take control of your Pi's "insides" with simple commands
Program games, code music, and build a jukebox
Discover where your new skills can take you next
Teaches the basics of Raspberry Pi in a simple and thorough approach
Shows you how to zoom around Pi, all while learning valuable programming skills
Offers tons of exciting projects to keep you engaged as you learn
Includes instruction on everything you need to troubleshoot Raspberry Pi
If you're aspiring computer programmer age 8-18 and want to start having fun with Pi, look no further than Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies.
Introduces kids to the basics of electronics
Includes 13 projects that promote your kid's sense of achievement
Features larger print to make the material less intimidating and easier to navigate
Covers tools and safety measures to ensure your child's safety
Spark your child's interest in the shockingly exciting field of electronics with Electronics For Kids For Dummies!
Easy-to-understand bite-sized sections
Use this book, and pass the 35-question Technician Class license test
Includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use through June 30, 2018.
Designed for self-study and for classroom use. Intended for all newcomers, instructors and schoolteachers.