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Starting Electronics Construction

Techniques, Equipment and Projects

As a step-by-step guide from circuit design to finished product, this practical electronics book actually explains how to select the right tools and components for the job, use a soldering iron, etch a printed circuit board and mount the finished product in a case – and puts skills into practice through simple self-build projects.Whilst most electronics texts focus on theoretical knowledge, Keith Brindley presents a genuinely 'practical' bench guide and reference for electronics experimenters. The straightforward, interactive style of this book makes it ideal for home electronics work and particularly suitable as an introduction to university lab courses for students who are not familiar with hands-on electronics construction. The book also lends itself as a self-contained resource for secondary school and vocational course classroom projects.

Audience
Hobby electronics, UK secondary school electronics and technology / High School, Further Education / Vocational, Undergraduates tackling construction projects for the first time, Technicians, Electronics servicing students and practitioners, other craftspeople who need to know the basics of electronics construction, e.g. intruder alarm installers.

Paperback, 320 Pages

Published: August 2005

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-7506-6736-4

Contents

  • Introduction Tools — the main tools needed: Components, Resistors, Capacitors, Semiconductors Circuit Development — the design and manufacture of boards: Printed circuit board design principles, Layout, Practical considerations, Etching Equipment, Maintaining printed circuit board usability, Drilling, Component insertion, Component soldering and hand soldering technique, Component lead cuttingEnclosures, fixings and Hardware: Enclosure types, Printed circuit board mounting methods, Input/output, Front/rear panel layout and marking, Other considerations, Connectors, Fuses and Circuit Breakers, Optoelectronics, Switches, TransformersProjects: Guitar pre-amp, Kitchen timer, Rechargeable battery charger, Bench PSU

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