Hacking Electronics

Hacking Electronics

An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists

Book - 2013
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Provides instructions on how to wire, dissaemble, and repurpose everyday electronic devices, including sensors, motors, stereo equipment, and microphones.

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In this practical rather than theory-oriented guide, a UK software engineer and electronics hobbyist-writer (co-author, Practical Electronics for Inventors, 3d) explains buying components, "hacking" electronics from scratch, connecting modules and sensors, and adapting existing devices/parts for new uses. Monk covers hacks for the Arduino microprocessor, LEDs, and audio as well as basic hacks. Includes a reference appendix on tools and components, color illustrations, and companion website. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

McGraw Hill

Bring your electronic inventions to life!

"This full-color book is impressive...there are some really fun projects!" -GeekDad, Wired.com

Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics teaches by doing--each topic features fun, easy-to-follow projects. Discover how to hack sensors,accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters. The final chapter contains useful information on getting the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools.

  • Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches
  • Identify components and read schematic diagrams
  • Understand the how and why of electronics theory
  • Work with transistors, LEDs, and laser diode modules
  • Power your devices with a/c supplies, batteries, or solar panels
  • Get up and running on Arduino boards and pre-made modules
  • Use sensors to detect everything from noxious gas to acceleration
  • Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters
  • Fix gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment



  • Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [2013]
    ISBN: 9780071802369
    0071802363
    Branch Call Number: 621.38 Mon
    Characteristics: xxiv, 274 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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