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Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition
|Length: 349 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||Language: English||Age Level: 11 - 17|
|Grade Level: 6 - 12|
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About the Author
Charles Platt is a Contributing Editor and regular columnist for Make magazine, where he writes about electronics. He is the author of the highly successful introductory hands-on book, Make: Electronics, and is writing a sequel to that book in addition to volumes 2 and 3 of the Encyclopedia of Electronic Components.
Platt was a Senior Writer for Wired magazine, and has written various computer books. As a prototype designer, he created semi-automated rapid cooling devices with medical applications, and air-deployable equipment for first responders. He was the sole author of four mathematical-graphics software packages, 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 projects that he writes about for Make magazine.
- ASIN : B013PVRTEK
- Publisher : Make Community, LLC; 2 edition (10 August 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 52743 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 349 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1680450263
- Best Sellers Rank: 156,332 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I didn't know the first thing about electronics and this book goes through it in a logical way and encourages you to think about the process as you are going through it.
The experiments are well thought out and ordered in a logical fashion.
The book layout is okay. I would say that it could improve by having the schematic diagrams and the breadboard diagrams on the same page to save you having to flick from one page to another when trying to understand a circuit you've constructed, this however is a small point and doesn't take away from the books overall brilliance.
Couldn't recommend this enough.
I couldn't have asked for anything more from this: a well pitched mixture of fundamentals, a little history, and most importantly, great practical experiments.
These aren't just childish experiments either. You do start small in a way that reenforces the required basics but move on quickly to more complex examples that build on those.
As the reader you are expected to 'learn by doing' and test-as-you-go through the examples. This means you can get your hands dirty pretty quickly and see for yourself what's actually happening. 'What happens if you do this? Well lets find out!'. This approach feels very intuitive and rewarding. You get a real sense of achievement.
You'll obviously need some supplies to work with. These are explained in an early chapter along with a 'Bill of Materials' style appendix which is laid out in an easy to understand way along with places to look for them.
So if you're new to electronics, or have a passing interest you want to expand on or consolidate then this is the one for you. There's also a follow up to this that I will definitely be buying.
It really conveys the real function of components. Recommended. And I am never kind with ratings.
just starting the second book now.