- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Maker Media, Inc; 1st edition (December 17, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596153740
- ISBN-13: 978-0596153748
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (378 customer reviews)
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|Make: Electronics||Make: More Electronics||Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Vol. 1||Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Vol. 2||Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Vol. 3||Make: Electronics Components Pack 1|
|Minimum Tools Required||Wire cutters, wire strippers, pliers, multimeter||Wire cutters, wire strippers, pliers, multimeter||n/a||n/a||n/a||Wire cutters, wire strippers, pliers, multimeter|
|Other recommended Tools||Soldering and desoldering tools||Soldering and desoldering tools||n/a||n/a||n/a||Soldering and desoldering tools|
|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)||No (Read 'Make: Electronics' first)|
|Introductory Electronics Tutorial||✓|
|Covers Fundamental Electronic Components||✓||✓||✓|
|Advanced Logic Chips||✓||✓|
A "magnificent and rewarding book. . . . Every step of this structured instruction is expertly illustrated with photos and crisp diagrams. . . . This really is the best way to learn." --Kevin Kelly, in Cool Tools.
Burn things out, mess things up-that's how you learn.
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Top Customer Reviews
And as a final plus, Platt does also have a lot of information about further books, web resources, and electronics suppliers in the book. Well done sir!
I think the books main fault is some of the experiments themselves, more like the components needed. When I hit experiment 11 I had to stop for about 3 weeks while I awaited a PUT controller. This part is not on any of the common websites or even sites that the book mentions and I needed 4. I DID eventually find one. it was on amazon and after shipping came to 6.00 a pop. I have a feeling that though the concepts and designs in this book are universal, the actual experiments and parts may need to be updated a bit for modern equivalents.
Also, in an earlier experiment the book had me destroy a $5 relay just to look at the internals. fair warning, dont worry about it. the pictures in the book show the insides just fine
To the point
Horrible on kindle
However, the projects in this book are for the most part extremely basic. How to light up an LED, how to burn up a battery -- the really basic stuff eats up a large portion of the book. Don't get me wrong, there are some good projects later on -- latches, buzzers, alarms, a light-seeking robotic cart -- but I would have preferred a faster-paced book with more of these more advanced projects.
Still, it serves its purpose, and it has ample plain-English descriptions of some of the more complex electrical concepts, along with brief interesting tidbits about history. If your goal is to learn from scratch, this is probably a very very good buy for you; if your goal is to refresh prior knowledge, it's probably still a good buy, depending on how much you remember. For me, I have no regrets about buying this book, even if it's not all I hoped for.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Read it. it is fun and enjoyable.Read more