Make: Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Vol. 3 - PDF
This final book of best-selling author Charles Platt’s three-volume set covers components for sensing the physical world, including light, sound, heat, motion, ambient, and electrical sensors.
Want to know how to use an electronic component? This final book of best-selling author Charles Platt’s three-volume set includes key information on electronics parts for your projects, complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. The first and only encyclopedia set on electronic components distilled into three separate volumes, these books are clearly organized by component type, fact-checked by expert advisors, offer a consistent source of information superior to manufacturer tutorials, and are fully descriptive of each component listed. Volume 3 covers components for sensing the physical world, including light, sound, heat, motion, ambient, and electrical sensors.
• Unique: The first and only encyclopedia set on electronic components, distilled into three separate volumes
• Incredibly detailed: Includes information distilled from hundreds of sources
• Easy to browse: Parts are clearly organized by component type
• Authoritative: Fact-checked by expert advisors to ensure that the information is both current and accurate
• Reliable: A more consistent source of information than online sources, product datasheets, and manufacturer's tutorials
• Instructive: Each component description provides details about substitutions, common problems, and workarounds
• Comprehensive: Volume 1 covers power, electromagnetism, and discrete semi-conductors; Volume 2 includes integrated circuits, and light and sound sources; Volume 3 covers a range of sensing devices.
Meet 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 Make: More Electronics.
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.