Bring your electronic inventions to life! "This full-color
book is impressive...there are some really fun projects!" -GeekDad,
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
- Get up and running on Arduino boards and pre-made
- Use sensors to detect everything from noxious gas to
- Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and
- Fix gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Theory and Practice
Chapter 3: Basic Hacks
Chapter 4: LED Guides
Chapter 5: Batteries and Power
Chapter 6: Hacking Arduino
Chapter 7: Hacking with Modules
Chapter 8: Hacking Sensors
Chapter 9: Audio Hacks
Chapter 10: Mending and Breaking Electronics
Chapter 11: Tools
Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and
Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He spent
several years as an academic before he returned to industry,
co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd.
Dr. Monk has been an active electronics hobbyist since his
early teens and is a full-time writer on hobby electronics and
open source hardware.
He is the author of numerous electronics books, including
30 Arduino Projects for
the Evil Genius and
Arduino + Android
Projects for the Evil Genius, as well as co-author of
Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition.