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Learn Practical Electronics From a Skilled Mentor!"The text is written as if Dr. Bergeron, who is a highly experienced electronics practitioner, is speaking directly to the reader with a point-by-point commentary about each teardown, complete with clear explanations of the operation and function of every component. By the time the product is completely disassembled, the reader understands the design tricks, component selection, and packaging choices that enabled the product to reach the market." -- From the Foreword by Forrest M. Mims IIIAmp up your knowledge of electronics by deconstructing common devices and analyzing the revealed components and circuitry. Teardowns: Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart contains 14 projects that expose the inner workings of household appliances, workbench measuring instruments, and musical equipment. Discover how resistors, capacitors, sensors, transducers, and transistors function in real circuitry. You'll even get details on custom modifications to electric guitar pickups, an effects pedal, and a tube amp. Essential instructions for safely launching your own teardowns are also included in this hands-on guide.
  • Learn about sensors and ICs from smoke detectors and motion-activated lights
  • Work with the LCD and strain gauge transducers in a digital scale
  • Discover how surge protectors, power conditioners, and UPS units function
  • Study thermal design techniques in compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Analyze the control systems in ultrasonic humidifiers and digital thermometers
  • Understand how op amps and power ICs work in a hi-fi stereo amplifier
  • Figure out how ultrasonic transducers work in a laser-guided measuring device
  • Explore electric guitar pickups, effects pedals, and tube amplifiers
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Part I: Around the Home; Chapter 1. Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm; Chapter 2. Motion Activated LED Light; Chapter 3. Digital Bathroom Scale; Chapter 4. Surge Protective Devices; Chapter 5. Electronic Pedometer; Chapter 6. Compact Fluorescent(CF) Lamp; Chapter 7. Ultrasonic Humidifier; Chapter 8. Digital Hygro-Thermometer; Chapter 9. Stereo Power Amplifier; Part II: For Tinkerers; Chapter 10. Analog Volt-Ohm-Meter; Chapter 11. Laser-Guided Sonic Distance Measurer; Part III: For Musicians;Chapter 12. Electric Guitar; Chapter 13. Effects Pedal; Chapter 14. Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifier; Part IV: Appendixes; Appendix A. Component Markings; Appendix B. Resources; Index


Bryan Bergeron, MD has over 15 years of experience writing and speaking about leading-edge technology and envisioning the future. He teaches at Harvard Medical School, is Editor-in-Chief of e.MD and technical editor of Postgraduate Medicine. A software industry pioneer himself, Dr. Bergeron created the first medical multimedia program for the Mac and several other "first" personal health management and family planning programs. He is currently president of Archetype Technologies, Inc., a technology consulting firm, and Chief Scientist at Kurzweil Technologies, Inc., where he designs emotionally intelligent interfaces.
EAN: 9780071713344
ISBN: 0071713344
Untertitel: Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart. 'Electronics'. ill. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2010
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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