Electronics For Kids For Dummies
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The easy way for kids to get started with electronics If your youngster likes to tinker, Electronics For Kids For Dummies is here to teach them the core concepts of electronics in a fun and engaging way. Written in a language elementary-to-middle-school-aged kids can understand, it's packed with full-color photos, easy-to-follow instructions, simple examples, and 13 cool projects that will boost your child's confidence while instilling valuable electronics lessons. Written by an experienced engineer who authored Electronics For Dummies, this friendly guide shows children the right way to learn about this exciting—but potentially dangerous—field. From making their very own LED flashlight and basic radio to building a smart nightlight and making an LED blink, Electronics For Kids For Dummies walks young readers through 13 projects that are easy to accomplish—and, most importantly, fun! Plus, the full-color design is heavy on eye-catching graphics and the format is focused on the steps to completing a project, making it approachable for any youngster with an interest in exploring the electrifying world of electronics. Introduces kids to the basics of electronics Includes 13 projects that promote your kid's sense of achievement Features larger print to make the material less intimidating and easier to navigate Covers tools and safety measures to ensure your child's safety Spark your child's interest in the shockingly exciting field of electronics with Electronics For Kids For Dummies!
Introduction 1 Part I: Discover Basic Circuits 7 Project 1: Go Shopping 9 Project 2: LED Flashlight 21 Project 3: Solderless Breadboard 41 Part II: Simple Projects That Control Light 65 Project 4: Two?Way Traffic Light 67 Project 5: Light Timer 79 Project 6: Stage Lights Dimmer 99 Project 7: Smart Nightlight 125 Part III: Do More with Less: Integrated Circuits 145 Project 8: Blinking LED 147 Project 9: Light?Sensing Alarm 169 Project 10: Light?Controlled Sound Effects 193 Project 11: One?Octave Keyboard 207 Part IV: Impress Your Friends: Advanced Projects 233 Project 12: Roulette (Guess-the-Number) Wheel 235 Project 13: Three?Way Traffic Light 271 Project 14: Radio and Amplifier 295 Index 329
Cathleen Shamieh is an electrical engineer and a high-tech writer with extensive engineering and consulting experience in the fields of medical electronics, speech processing, and telecommunications.
Learn electronics the fun and easy way Control lights, sound, and timing Make 13 cool & useful projects Be an electronics rock star! Want to make an LED flashlight, complete with an on/off switch? Interested in building a radio and an audio amplifier? This book shows you how to create these and other projects — while learning about resistors, capacitors, current, and more! Step-by-step instructions and colorful illustrations guide you as you build projects that will amaze your friends and family. Stop & Go — build a three-way traffic light with adjustable timing Name That Tune — make a one-octave keyboard for playing your favorite music Spin the Wheel — create a guess-the-number game with lights and sound effects