This fully updated, hands-on guide teaches all the electronics skills necessary to become a successful inventor
Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition explains everything from general theory to specific components, devices, and equipment with a pragmatic, application-driven approach. Designed for developers, inventors, and hobbyists, the book instills the deep understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of electronics necessary to turn ideas into functioning devices.
Inside, you will find in-depth coverage of basic circuits, ICs, input and output devices, power sources, semiconductors, microcontrollers, remote control systems, and much more. Also included are plain-language discussions on advanced topics such as phase, multivibrator circuits, and Karnaugh maps. The fourth edition of this classic guide incorporates updates, corrections, clarifications and expansions designed to make it even more comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date.
About the Authors
- Expanded coverage of microcontrollers features details on the Internet of Things (IoT)
- Features an all-new chapter on programmable logic, including field-programmable gate arrays
- Includes thousands of graphics, including photographs, line drawings, schematics, and symbol arrays
Paul Scherz is a Systems Operation Manager who received his B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin. He is an inventor/hobbyist in electronics, an area he grew to appreciate through his experience at the University's Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics and the Department of Plasma Physics.
Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. Dr. Monk spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. He has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is a full time writer on hobby electronics and open source hardware. Dr. Monk is the author of numerous electronics books, including Programming Arduino, Hacking Electronics, and Programming the Raspberry Pi.