Completely re-re-written with most photos and schematics replaced and updated, this latest iteration of Charles Platt's seminal beginner's guide to electronics continues the "learning through discovery" model for which it has been praised since the text was first published in 2009.
Make: Electronics, 3rd Edition explores the properties and applications of discrete components that are the fundamental building blocks of circuit design. Understanding resistors, capacitors, transistors, inductors, diodes, and integrated circuit chips is essential even when using microcontrollers. Make: Electronics teaches the fundamentals and also provides advice on the tools and supplies that are necessary.
Single-bus breadboards are now used throughout, diagrams rather than photographs show circuit placement, internal circuit illustrations have been redrawn for clarity, and an expanded focus on Arduino as the most popular microcontroller distinguish this third edition—as does a layout more friendly to mobile reading. Unchanged are the dry humor and clear explanations that have made this a best-selling book for over 10 years and counting. Get ready to burn things out and mess things up—because that's how you learn!
New Edition! Updated and Released Fall 2021
Dice simulation has a unique new circuit and can run two die instead of one
Burglar alarm is a new circuit with additional features
Reaction timer is now easier to build and can be calibrated precisely
Sound synthesizer now demonstrates the effects of coils and capacitors
Audio amplifier is now much simpler and easier to build
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