Basic Electronics for Tomorrow’s Inventors: A Thames and Kosmos Book

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Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Learn about electronics with fun experiments and projects

Created in partnership with Thames & Kosmos, Basic Electronics for Tomorrow’s Inventors introduces you to essential electronics concepts through fun, do-it-yourself projects. You’ll get tips for setting up your home workbench, safely handling materials, and creating a variety of entertaining gadgets. All of the projects and experiments use inexpensive, readily available electronic components and different types of breadboard, which creates a plug-and-play environment for you to build electronic circuits―no soldering required!

Inside you’ll find:

  • Things You’ll Need–lists of all the electronic components and equipment required for each experiment
  • A Circuit Diagram–shows how each of the electronic components are connected to produce the experiment
  • How the Circuit Works–identifies the building blocks used to make the circuit and helps you read circuit diagrams
  • Breadboard Layout–close-up photographs that guide you in building each electronic circuit
  • Time to Experiment–explains how to get your experiment working

Step-by-step projects include:

Phone experiments

  • Make an LED light up
  • Make an LED flash
  • Create colors with an RGB LED
  • Build a working telephone

Dashboard experiments

  • Create indicator lights
  • Build a temperature sensor
  • Make an electronic horn
  • Set up a water sensor

Security experiments

  • Design a basic alarm circuit
  • Make a pressure-sensitive mat
  • Create a touch-activated alarm
  • Build an electronic security keypad
  • Make a reading light that switches on when it goes dark

Electronic game experiments

  • Create a random number generator
  • Flip an electronic coin
  • Get ready for infrared target practice
  • Build a sound-effects generator

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