Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition

Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition

Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition

THE ELECTRONICS KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INVENTOR “If there is a successor to Make: Electronics, then I believe it would have to be Practical Electronics for Inventors….perfect for an electrical engineering student or maybe a high school student with a strong aptitude for electronics….I’ve been anxiously awaiting this update, and it was well worth the wait.”–GeekDad (Wired.com) Spark your creativity and gain the electronics skills required to transform your innovative idea

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  1. J. Fulmer says:
    23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    BEST Book Out There for Electronics, February 6, 2013
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    I teach an introductory class in electronics at a small university. The class is intended for scientists, not electrical engineers; so the emphasis is on basic knowledge, practical troubleshooting skills, and design. I’ve used the Second Edition of this book a number of times with some satisfaction simply because the book covered most of what I needed. It was a great reference book for just about anything someone would want to know about electronics.

    However, there were some notable gaps in the Second Edition that I typically teach in an electronics class; specifically, I teach a section on transducers and microcontrollers. With the Third Edition, there are new sections on sensors (transducers) and microcontrollers, and now this book has everything in it that I could possibly want to teach. I’ve been using the Arduino for class the last couple of years because most scientists would use a microcontroller to design a piece of equipment instead of discrete gates and logic chips. So with these new additions, I cannot imagine any other book that would be needed for a class. So from this point forward, I will be using this book for EVERY electronics class that I teach.

    The detail in the book is in-depth enough for folks who want to know how everything works, BUT the person who wants to skip past the theory can certainly do that and STILL learn a lot from this book. As I teach, I tend to skip around within the book to cover what is important to me. The chapters are designed to be somewhat modular; for instance, I can teach the basics of analog electronics and transistors and then move to microcontrollers without necessarily having to spend a lot of time time on discrete logic chips.

    There are lots of illustrations and graphs; so those who need to see something to understand it will be pleased. There is also a lot of detail on practical things like motors that generally are NOT in an electronics book.

    The sections on household electricity are excellent and very useful, since some equipment/inventions would require mains power. So knowing how to be safe around it and how to use it properly is important.

    I haven’t read every single page yet and marked it up. In a book this size, I am sure there will be some typographical errors along the way and maybe even a mistake or two in explaining something. But I would still say this book is the BEST practical book on electronics out there. Kudos to Mr Scherz and Dr. Monk. You’ve taken an excellent book and modernized it in a great way for the current day.

    In short, for a 1000 page book, anyone who buys this is getting a bargain. It’s the BEST.

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  2. Roy Ames says:
    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best first book for Electronics, February 12, 2013
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    I had a couple of electronics classes as part of my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. We learned Kirkhoff’s rules and how to solve node mesh equations. The results were numbers though, not practical circuits. This book show how to use transistors, gates, op amps and microcontrollers. If you want to build a little circuit to run a robot or a sprinker system, you need to understand a few simple things like input/output impedances so that you don’t put more current though a device than it can handle. This book gives you this kind of understanding. It gives you what you need to turn datasheets into useful roadmaps for your projects… not a just set of numbers or equations but something that blinks, moves, or displays information.

    The other great book for me was “Art of Electronics” by Horowitz. With these two books and a few hundred hours or so making gadgets, you can be reasonably adept. Maybe not an electrical engineer, but well able to make basic robots, 3D printers and things like that. That’s about where I am now, and while I thumbed through a lot of others as well, it was these two books that helped me the most.

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  3. Steven Turner says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Book, February 28, 2013
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    It is a good book, that is full of good information, that you can use to build projects. It is also good to refer back to when you want to create something.

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