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 Learning Electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi Second Edition

Hacking Electronics  Learning Electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi  Second Edition Author Simon Monk
ISBN-10 9781260012217
Year 2017-09-29
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Up-to-date hacks that will breathe life into your Arduino and Raspberry Pi creations! This intuitive DIY guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose household devices and integrate them with your Raspberry Pi and Arduino inventions. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics: Learning Electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Second Edition, features fun, easy-to-follow projects. You’ll discover how to build an Internet-controlled hacked electric toy, ultrasonic rangefinder, remote-controlled robotic rover, audio amp, slot car brakes and headlights—even a smart card reader! • Get up and running on both Arduino and Raspberry Pi • Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches • Identify components and read schematic diagrams • Work with LEDs, including high-power Lumileds and addressable LED strips • Use LiPo batteries, solar panels, and buck-boost power supplies • Use sensors to measure light, temperature, acceleration, sound level, and color • Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters • Repair gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment • Get the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools

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

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

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.

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

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 9780071778237
Year 2012-04-22
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

15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius

15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius Author Simon Monk
ISBN-10 9780071755689
Year 2011-06-22
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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UNLEASH YOUR INNER MAD SCIENTIST! "Wonderful. I learned a lot reading the detailed but easy to understand instructions."--BoingBoing This wickedly inventive guide explains how to design and build 15 fiendishly fun electronics projects. Filled with photos and illustrations, 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius includes step-by-step directions, as well as a construction primer for those who are new to electronics projects. Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this do-it-yourself book shows you how to create a variety of mischievous gadgets, such as a remote-controlled laser, motorized multicolored LEDs that write in the air, and a surveillance robot. You'll also learn to use the highly popular Arduino microcontroller board with three of the projects. 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Covers essential safety measures Reveals the scientific principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources Build these devious devices to amaze your friends and confound your enemies! Coil gun Trebuchet Ping pong ball minigun Mini laser turret Balloon-popping laser gun Touch-activated laser sight Laser-grid intruder alarm Persistence-of-vision display Covert radio bug Laser voice transmitter Flash bomb High-brightness LED strobe Levitation machine Snailbot Surveillance robot Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. VIDEOS, PHOTOS, AND SOURCE CODE ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.DANGEROUSLYMAD.COM 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

Electronics Cookbook

Electronics Cookbook Author Simon Monk
ISBN-10 9781491989302
Year 2017-03-31
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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If you’re among the many hobbyists and designers who came to electronics through Arduino and Raspberry Pi, this cookbook will help you learn and apply the basics of electrical engineering without the need for an EE degree. Through a series of practical recipes, you’ll learn how to solve specific problems while diving into as much or as little theory as you’re comfortable with. Author Simon Monk (Raspberry Pi Cookbook) breaks down this complex subject into several topics, from using the right transistor to building and testing projects and prototypes. With this book, you can quickly search electronics topics and go straight to the recipe you need. It also serves as an ideal reference for experienced electronics makers. This cookbook includes: Theoretical concepts such as Ohm’s law and the relationship between power, voltage, and current The fundamental use of resistors, capacitors and inductors, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits, and switches and relays Recipes on power, sensors and motors, integrated circuits, and radio frequency for designing electronic circuits and devices Advice on using Arduino and Raspberry Pi in electronics projects How to build and use tools, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, simulations software, and unsoldered prototypes

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.

Practical Electronics

Practical Electronics Author John M. Hughes
ISBN-10 9781449373252
Year 2015-03-16
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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"How much do you need to know about electronics to create something interesting, or creatively modify something that already exists? If you're in a technical field such as software development, and don't have much experience with electronics components, this hands-on reference helps you find answers to technical questions quickly. Filling the gap between a beginner's primer and a formal textbook, Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques explores aspects of electronic components and techniques that you would typically learn on the job and from years of experience. Even if you've worked with electronics, or have a background in electronics theory, you're bound to find important information that you may not have encountered before. Among the book's many topics, you'll discover how to: Read the data sheet for an electronic component ; Use a variety of tools involved with electronics work ; Assemble various types of connectors ; Minimize noise and interference on a signal interface circuit. Explore topics not usually covered in theoretical books, and go deeper into practical aspects than a step-by-step, project-oriented approach, with Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques." --

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

Practical Electronics for Inventors Fourth Edition

Practical Electronics for Inventors  Fourth Edition Author Paul Scherz
ISBN-10 1259587541
Year 2016-03-25
Pages 1104
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education TAB
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This fully updated, hands-on guide teaches all the electronics skills necessary to become a successful inventor Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition explains everything from general theory to specific components, devices, and equipment with a pragmatic, application-driven approach. Designed for developers, inventors, and hobbyists, the book instills the deep understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of electronics necessary to turn ideas into functioning devices. Inside, you will find in-depth coverage of basic circuits, ICs, input and output devices, power sources, semiconductors, microcontrollers, remote control systems, and much more. Also included are plain-language discussions on advanced topics such as phase, multivibrator circuits, and Karnaugh maps. The fourth edition of this classic guide incorporates updates, corrections, clarifications and expansions designed to make it even more comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date. Expanded coverage of microcontrollers features details on the Internet of Things (IoT) Features an all-new chapter on programmable logic, including field-programmable gate arrays Includes thousands of graphics, including photographs, line drawings, schematics, and symbol arrays

Raspberry Pi Cookbook

Raspberry Pi Cookbook Author Simon Monk
ISBN-10 9781491939079
Year 2016-05-18
Pages 510
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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"The world of Raspberry Pi is evolving quickly, with many new interface boards and software libraries becoming available all the time. In this cookbook, prolific hacker and author Simon Monk provides more than 200 practical recipes for running this tiny low-cost computer with Linux, programming it with Python, and hooking up sensors, motors and other hardware--including Arduino. You'll also learn basic principles to help you use new technologies with Raspberry Pi as its ecosystem develops. Python and other code examples from the book are available on GitHub. This cookbook is ideal for programmers and hobbyists familiar with the Pi through resources such as Getting Started with Raspberry Pi (O'Reilly)."--