|Make: Electronics||Make: More Electronics||Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Vol. 1||Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Vol. 2||Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Vol. 3|
|Minimum Tools Required||Wire cutters, wire strippers, pliers, multimeter||Wire cutters, wire strippers, pliers, multimeter||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Other recommended Tools||Soldering and desoldering tools||Soldering and desoldering tools||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Includes Hands-On Experiments||✓||✓|
|Includes Reference Charts||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Component-by-Component Reference Circuits||✓||✓||✓|
|Ideal for Beginners||✓||No (Read 'Make: Electronics' first)||No (Read 'Make: Electronics' first)||No (Read 'Make: Electronics' first)||No (Read 'Make: Electronics' first)|
|Introductory Electronics Tutorial||✓|
|Covers Fundamental Electronic Components||✓||✓||✓|
|Advanced Logic Chips||✓||✓|
It is very well written and easy to understand especially for beginners.
My recommendation to anyone wanting to learn basic electronics is to read this book and Forrest M. Mims III's "Getting Started in Electronics".
I can honestly say that I never quite understood how capacitors worked until I read that section in this book, and now I will never forget.
This is an excellent introduction to working with electronics. Examples are explained thoroughly, and concepts are introduced with just enough detail--it's never dry or tedious. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Christopher Hiller
Worked great for getting back in to the hobby after not doing much with electronics in the last twenty years. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Chris Law
Product as advertised. Good basic intro to e-projects and applications. I like it. .Published 13 days ago by J. Dixon
I've really enjoyed reading this book. I haven't had a chance to purchase electronics components yet, but will be re-reading this book and performing the experiments when I do,... Read morePublished 22 days ago by George Rahman
Bought this book for the hands on approach. Studied theory for years, but there's a lot to be learned from actually doing it. Read morePublished 24 days ago by NOLA
The reason I bougth this book was because I read an electronic book I bought from a store and when I get to the final part(circuit drawings) circuits were not explained well. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Carlos G. Mercado
Charles Platt provides fun projects and does a fair job of explaining how values are determined to make a project function. But this is a fun book with lots of good teaching.Published 1 month ago by Donald G. Girvin