Make: Electronics: Learning by Discovery: A hands-on primer for the new electronics enthusiast PDF AZW3 EPUB MOBI TXT Download

The first edition of Make: Electronics established a new benchmark for introductory texts. The second edition enhanced that experience, and now this third edition includes all-new diagrams throughout, new photographs, and completely rewritten text.Learning by Discovery is a system developed by Charles Platt to enable an experience that is fascinating, fun, and memorable. You learn by building your own circuits–and by making your own mistakes.In fact, mistakes are an important part of the experience. The book encourages you to “burn things out and mess things up” to find out for yourself the limits of electronic components. You’ll blow a fuse and watch an overloaded LED, and you can cut open a relay to see how it works inside.Affordable Component Kits are available from independent suppliers (on Amazon), or the book explains how to shop online yourself.Illustrations are in full color throughout, so you’ll see exactly what you need and how to use it.While Make: Electronics minimizes the amount of theory that you need, it does show you how to figure out Ohm’s Law and do the simple math to calculate the time constant of a capacitor.A buying guide shows basic tools ranging from pliers to a low cost multimeter. A simple “finger test” demonstrates how transistors switch or amplify current. You can solder wires, if you wish, to build a permanent circuit, although soldering is not necessary to build all the circuits in the book.You’ll see how to use integrated circuit chips to create a simple circuit that tests the speed of your reflexes. Other circuits include a combination lock for a computer, or a game in which players compete to be the first to press a button. All the basic concepts are demonstrated quickly and simply with affordable components. You’ll discover resistance, capacitance, voltage, amperage, inductance, and the relationship between electricity and magnetism.Ideal for BeginnersThis book assumes that you have no prior knowledge. It explains each concept in meticulous detail, and is friendly, patient, and fun. Positive reader feedback has been received from people ranging in age from 8 to 84. If you only buy one book about electronics, this should be the one.

Charles Platt
October 12, 2021
326 pages

File Size: 65 MB
Available File Formats: PDF AZW3 DOCX EPUB MOBI TXT or Kindle audiobook Audio CD(Several files can be converted to each other)
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch, chinese

Exceptional praise for previous editions:”This is teaching at its best!” –Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world’s most successful integrated circuit).”A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It’s very good at disarming the fear. And it’s gorgeous. I’ll be recommending this book highly.” –Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk.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.You may not see many Amazon Customer Reviews yet for the Third Edition. But there are more than a thousand here for the Second From the Author When I was a teenager, I wanted to build circuits but didn’t know how. I had to spend hours reading technical texts which were not written for hobbyists and were difficult to understand. Make Electronics is the book that I wish I’d been able to read, back then. About the Author Charles Platt is a contributing editor and regular columnist for Make: magazine, where he writes about electronics and tools. Platt was a senior writer for Wired magazine, has written various computer books, and has been fascinated by electronics since he put together a telephone answering machine from a tape recorder and military-surplus relays at age 15. He lives in a Northern Arizona wilderness area, where he has his own workshop for prototype fabrication and the projects that he writes about for Make: magazine. Read more <div id="

  • The schematics are difficult to read because no component values are given. The components are labeled R3, C1, Q4, etc, and there is no corresponding list of component values. The component values are shown only on the proto board.The book recommends soldering components on perf boards for final construction. No mention is ever made of wire wrapping which is just as good and perhaps better.In my opinion, the age range (9 – 17 yrs) is too young. I started learning about electricity in junior high school, and I taught electrical engineering for over 30 years. I would not want to start learning with this book.
  • I ordered this book after buying a “build your own digital clock kit” because I wanted practice soldering (I am an electrician and its one skill that I never tackled). I obviously do have a background in electricity but I feel he explains it very well for someone who does not, it may not be a good book for someone under the age of 12 though. Anyways I ordered it after being curious of the components in the kit I had made, very glad that I did because I ended up reading the book in two days, then ordered the this third edition as soon as it came out. Everything is extremely well explained, also with some interesting history of things mixed in. I felt most of the projects were useful and made most of them myself. After this book showed me the things I could actually do (never thought it was in my ability to make electronics) I have been doing a lot of little projects for myself and learned about Arduino (which is also talked about in the book). Bottom line: If you are interested in making (or modifying) electronics this is the best book I have read to get going on it (I have got other books since that seem to focus too much on the math to get someone interested).
  • This book explains electrical in an easy to understand way, with step by step instructions on how to do it and verify yourself. It has awesome diagrams, schematics and drawings. I love this book! It’s helped me understand the 555 timer in particular, in a way that other books and material fell flat.
  • The book itself is very good. However, the projects detailed in the book require purchase of several electronic components, not all of which are available in one store. You can buy the entire kit from a particular source but I found the markup on their price hard to justify.
  • Step by step explanation of electronics; easy to follow; great drawings; lots of simple projects; all with a light hearted, friendly voice
  • I really enjoy this book, everything is presented clearly and is easy to follow along.
  • I just started reading the book ,I like the way this Author writes a book
  • This is another outstanding electronics book by Charles Platt. Mr. Platt has the unique ability to make learning electronics fun. He does this by combining lots of hands on activities, and the reader learns by doing. This method is superior when compared to the usual boring electronics theory books. Don’t worry if his books are age appropriate for you because his books are aimed at people of all ages. I am 52 and I recently became interested in learning electronics. His books are perfect for young and old alike. All that’s needed is an interest in learning electronics, and Mr. Platt will take it from there!
  • I cannot praise the author highly enough. If you want a practical understanding of electronic circuits, this is the book to get you started, but to fully appreciate it you will need to buy some components and tools (details included in the book). It has been greatly refined since the first edition, which I borrowed from the library whenever someone else didn’t have it. Everything is explained thoroughly, with multiple well laid out diagrams. Practical guidance abounds throughout, with tips on soldering; which wire gauge to use for bread boards; what tools to get etc. It is crammed full of interesting projects to build yourself, but will give you enough insight to start designing your own circuits. I designed my own quizshow buzzer circuit after reading Experiment 21 – The button blocker (see photo)
  • Es un buen libro para iniciarse en la electrónica. Sirve para conocer la teoría y funcionamiento de una manera práctica. Da una buena base para más tarde ampliar conocimentos por otras fuentes. La única pega es que alguno de los componentes que utiliza, al ser del mercado americano, son difícules de encontrar aquí
  • Mu bueno. Realmente útil si sabes un poco de inglés.
  • I do this project with my kids and is very enjoyable to do all of this together with them
  • easy to understand and precise
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