- File Size: 73447 KB
- Print Length: 802 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Make Community, LLC; 1 edition (November 13, 2014)
- Publication Date: November 13, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00PKTGLZY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,813 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 2: LEDs, LCDs, Audio, Thyristors, Digital Logic, and Amplification 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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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.
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Typical chapters include sections telling you (with words, diagrams, and photos):
"What it Does"
"Symbol Variants" (diagrams showing different schematic symbols used)
"How it Works"
"How to Use it"
"Variants" (Similar components and also if it comes in surface-mount, etc)
"Values" (Numbers associated with it such as amp rating, etc.)
"What Can Go Wrong" (Things you might screw up when working with the component. Very helpful!)
Some entries also have information telling you the pros and cons to using one component over another.
We use the book as an educational source for me (Non-Science degree) and as a refresher for my husband (Electrical Engineering degree) and it helps us to figure out the best components to use in our own electronics projects. Lots of pictures and figures to reference.
Excellent reference book and I will again be waiting for the third book! I used to poke fun at all the people who would moan about George R.R. Martin doing anything except finishing his series, but I had to check myself when I had thoughts of doing a Google Alert for this author to make sure he was still writing books!