Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists Paperback
by Simon Monk. Edition Date:: 03/11/2013
"This full-color book is impressive...there are some really fun projects!" -GeekDad, Wired.com
Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics teaches by doing--each topic features fun, easy-to-follow projects. Discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters. The final chapter contains useful information on getting the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools.
  • Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches
    Identify components and read schematic diagrams
    Understand the how and why of electronics theory
    Work with transistors, LEDs, and laser diode modules
    Power your devices with a/c supplies, batteries, or solar panels
    Get up and running on Arduino boards and pre-made modules
    Use sensors to detect everything from noxious gas to acceleration
    Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters
    Fix gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment
About the Author

Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. Dr. Monk has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is a full-time writer on hobby electronics and open source hardware. He is the author of numerous electronics books, including 30 Arduino Projects for the Evi

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