Electronics for Makers.pdf
Electronics for Makers takes a logical approach to bringing circuit design to budding Creators. Electrical components are introduced and used based on function. Readers learn how to look at a problem, select the right parts, and combine them into a functional circuit. From breadboard circuit layout, soldering, circuit diagramming, and online circuit simulation, readers will gain all the tools they need to design, test, and build the next great invention. Chapters progress from foundation skills to hands-on projects, and advanced microprocessor controlled circuit systems. Readers will be expected to have a basic knowledge of either OS X or Windows operating systems - such as starting applications, using text editors, and connecting peripherals. The application of Boolean logic - in both problem solving and basic programming - will be required, but previous experience is not necessary. Upon completing the title, readers will be able design simple circuits that interact with a variety of readily available electrical components. Readers will also learn how to document and simulate circuits using readily-available platform-independent tools. Each new technology introduced will be reinforced with step-by-step examples that demonstrate how it can be applied in real-world scenarios.
Introduction - from Builder to Creator Part I. Foundation 1. Electricity Fundamentals 2. Programming with Power 3. The Building Blocks 4. Creating an Electronics Workspace Part II. Practical Skills 5. Creating Simple Circuits 6. Taking Measurements 7. Breadboard Basics (proto board) 8. Soldering Success 9. Going Virtual with Circuit Simulation Part III. Basic Circuits 10. Hands-on: Basic Input/Output - Switches, Resistance, and LEDs 11. Hands-on: Advanced Input - Sensors 12: Hands-on: Advanced Output - Motors/RGB LEDs/Sound 13. Hands-on: Logic Gates 14. Hands-on: Timers Part IV. Advanced Microcontroller-powered Designs 15. Interfacing with Arduino 16. Arduino Programming Basics 17. Hands-on: Advanced Sensor Logic 18. Hands-on: Advanced Output 19. Hands-on: From Dumb to Smart Appliances