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Electronics for dummies - McComb G.

McComb G., Boes E. Electronics for dummies - Wiley publishing, 2005. - 433 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-7660-7
Download (direct link): electronicsfordummies2005.pdf
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dielectric material in capacitors, 70-73 integrated circuit (IC) amplifier, 17 damaged, spotting, 201 description, 16-17, 88, 156-157, 393 dual in-line pin (DIP) package, 88, 89 linear and digital, 89 logic gates, 106-109, 134 microcontroller, 17 number code, 90 pinout, 90-91, 134 plug-’n’-play, 247 polarity, 137
static electricity sensitivity, 35 Internet resources. See also Web sites calculators, 383 discussion forums, 384 printed circuit board chemicals and supplies, 386 robot parts, 384-385
surplus merchandise, 387 testing tool purchases, 367-368 tutorials, 385-386 inverter definition, 393 logic gates, 107, 108 schematic symbol, 134 inverting mode, 155, 393 iron, clothes, 262-263 isopropyl alcohol, 266
• J •
jack, 98, 129, 393
Jameco Electronics (parts source), 290, 371 Javelin (Parallax), 288 Joule (unit of measure), 393 jumper wires, 204, 242, 303, 337
• K •
Kelsey Park School Electronics Club (Web site), 386 Knott, Graham (Web site), 385
lab. See electronics lab
label, programming, 294, 298, 355
labeler machine, 49
lacquer thinner, 270
lantern battery, 99
layout, creating circuit, 264-265
layout drawings, 256, 259
LCD (liquid crystal display), 283
lead, 39, 164
leaf switch, 104, 351, 354-355 LED. See light-emitting diodes LEGO Mindstorms, 282-284 light alarm project, 314-315 light chaser, 319-321 light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in active infrared motion detector, 113 in compass project, 312-314 description, 79, 81
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light-emitting diodes (LEDs) (continued) in flasher circuit, 301-305 forward voltage drop, 83 in infrared detector, 308-310 in lighting effects generator, 319-321 pn junction and, 16 programming BASIC Stamp
microcontroller to flash, 292-298 resistor use with, 64, 82-83 schematic symbol, 131 specifications, 82 in water tester project, 317-318 lighting effects generator project, 319-321 lightning, 10, 11, 29, 34 liquid crystal display (LCD), 283 lithium battery, 102, 393 lithium grease, 55 live circuit, 393
LM386 power amplifier IC, 316-317 LM555 timer IC. See 555 timer IC locking pliers, 50, 51 logic analyzer, 366 logic gate description, 106-107, 393 polarity, 137
schematic symbol, 133-134, 135 types, 107-109 uses of, 107 logic probe connecting, 211, 212-213, 214 description, 207-210 drawbacks of, 210 indicator lights, 209, 213 safety issues, 211-212 tone feature, 209, 213 logic pulser, 362-363 loop, programming, 294, 298, 355-356 loose connections, 209 low signal, 207-209, 393 lubrication, 55-56, 344 Lynxmotion (Web site), 385
• M •
machine screw, 329 magnetizer, 46
magnets alternating current and, 14 in DC motors, 115 electromagnet, 106, 115, 117 poles, 10
to retrieve screws, 21 screwdrivers, 45-46 magnifiers, 48-49, 165, 264 mail order shopping, 282-284 Maplin (parts source), 372 Marlin P Jones & Associates (Web site), 387 mask, 255-256, 273 master, 265
mat, anti-static, 35-36, 59, 171 memory Flash, 286
microcontroller, 282-283, 286, 340 non-volatile, 282-283, 340 memory effect, battery, 102 metal in battery, 13
bimetallic strip in temperature sensor, 113 in capacitors, 72, 73 as conductor, 10-11 enclosure, 32 transistor case, 85 meter, schematic symbol, 136 mica capacitors, 72, 73, 77 Microchip (PICMicro), 290 microcontroller Atmel AVR, 290
BASIC Stamp, 287-290, 292-298, 340-341, 352-358 cost, 285-286 description, 17, 281, 393 embedded language interpreter,
284-285, 286 hardware-programming module, 286-287 how it works, 281-282 LEGO Mindstorms, 282-284 memory, 282-283, 286, 340 OOPic, 290-292
OTP (one-time programmable), 286 parts of, 282 PICMicro, 290
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programming, 285, 286-287, 289-298 robot project, 340-341, 352-358 microphone, 17 microprocessor logic gates, 107
static electricity sensitivity, 35 Minute Man Electronics (Web site), 386 miter box, 50, 393 motion detector active infrared, 113 components of, 112 description, 17 passive infrared (PIR), 112 ultrasonic, 113 motor. See DC motor; servo motor Mouser Electronics (parts source), 371 multimeter accessories, 183-185 accuracy, 183
automatic ranging, 186-187 auto-zero function, 188 batteries, 185, 189 capacitor testing, 188, 204-205 continuity testing, 180, 194-196 cost, 176-177
current measurement, 179, 186, 193-194
description, 21, 175-177, 393
digital versus analog, 177-178, 186, 188
diode testing, 188, 202-203
features, basic, 179-181
inputs and dials, 181-182
photograph of, 176, 178, 180, 182, 187
potentiometer testing, 202
range, maximum, 185-186
range, setting, 186-188
resistance measurement, 179-181, 190
resistor testing, 201-202
resolution, 183
safe use of, 177
sensitivity, 183
Simpson Model 260, 178
test leads, 184
testing fuses, 181, 199-200
testing operation of, 189-191
testing switches, 181, 196-199
transistor testing, 188, 205-206
voltage drop measurement, 148 voltage measurement, 179, 191-192 multivibrator, astable, 301, 310, 319 Mylar capacitors, 72, 73, 77
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