- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (July 31, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470009683
- ISBN-13: 978-0470009680
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #604,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
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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The only downside is that unlike the ebook version, the paperback version has black and white diagrams and photos. But this does not affect the instruction process of the book.