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nish1013

Could anyone suggest me a book that teach basic electronics concepts using metaphors ?


whiskey

for general electronics:
http://www.amazon.com/Make-Electronics-Discovery-Charles-Platt/dp/0596153740
with accompanying blog:
http://handsonelectronics.blogspot.ca/



for arduino:
http://www.amazon.com/Arduino-Workshop-Hands--Introduction-Projects/dp/1593274483/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374079240&sr=1-6&keywords=arduino+book
author's website:
http://tronixstuff.wordpress.com/


http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Arduino-Michael-McRoberts/dp/143025016X/ref=dp_ob_title_bk (this is the newer edition, not out yet)


http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Arduino-Techniques-Engineering-Wizardry/dp/1118549368/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374079449&sr=1-1&keywords=exploring+arduino
accompanying website:
http://exploringarduino.com/








AmbiLobe

Practical Electronics for Inventors
by Paul Scherz

This uses water analogies for explaining electricity to beginners. Water pressure is voltage, water flow is current, springs, valves etc.

I bought the book . It is good for beginners and engineers to remind them about a thousand subjects.
I am going to get going.

PedroDaGr8

As you get more advanced the next book after these would be the old standby The Art of Electronics by Horowitz and Hill. Some people start with AoE others start with a bit easier books as AoE tends to be more detailed (while trying to still avoid complex math).

pwillard

*If* you can find a copy... AoE is a dated but a superb reference book.

nish1013

I found below two ,
which one is better ?

http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Third-Edition/dp/0071771336/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_y

http://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Electronics-Illustrated-Makers-Hobbyists/dp/0071802363/ref=pd_sim_b_3

Grumpy_Mike

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http://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Electronics-Illustrated-Makers-Hobbyists/dp/0071802363/ref=pd_sim_b_3

That is the U.S. Amazon, get the UK equivalent.
I have met Simon, the author, a few times, top chap, he is on this forum from time to time.He knows his stuff and has a way of putting it over for beginners.

nish1013

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Jul 18, 2013, 11:41 am Last Edit: Jul 18, 2013, 12:07 pm by nish1013 Reason: 1
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http://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Electronics-Illustrated-Makers-Hobbyists/dp/0071802363/ref=pd_sim_b_3
That is the U.S. Amazon, get the UK equivalent.
I have met Simon, the author, a few times, top chap, he is on this forum from time to time.He knows his stuff and has a way of putting it over for beginners.


I have got his Arduino programming book , top class! But the first book has been written by him too ?? confused

Grumpy_Mike

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But the first book has been written by him too ?

Yes he was co author on the first, he wrote the second by him self.

fungus


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http://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Electronics-Illustrated-Makers-Hobbyists/dp/0071802363/ref=pd_sim_b_3

That is the U.S. Amazon, get the UK equivalent.
I have met Simon, the author, a few times, top chap, he is on this forum from time to time.He knows his stuff and has a way of putting it over for beginners.


I just had a flick through it on Amazon, it looks good.
No, I don't answer questions sent in private messages (but I do accept thank-you notes...)

nish1013

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Yes he was co author on the first, he wrote the second by him self.


oh I see..so the 2nd I should get , I guess

pwillard

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Jul 19, 2013, 03:38 pm Last Edit: Jul 19, 2013, 04:34 pm by pwillard Reason: 1
The inventors book gets a vote from me if you are a beginner and want to know the "background" about why parts work the way they do and why you use them.  It's a very thorough reference book.

nish1013

Seem like this one is more practical

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Make-Electronics-Learning-Through-Discovery/dp/0596153740

robtillaart


Have you checked these - http://openbookproject.net/electricCircuits/ - ?

Rob Tillaart

Nederlandse sectie - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html -
(Please do not PM for private consultancy)

nish1013

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Have you checked these - http://openbookproject.net/electricCircuits/ - ?


Skimmed through first volume , seem like promising ! Many thanks about sharing this.

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