These books are great for starting to learn about electronics.
A great introduction, this book starts by assuming no previous knowledge then carefully builds up straightforward explanations of how components work, plus practical techniques including wire-stripping, soldering and using a multimeter. The final project uses three ICs to make a great game.
The author, Øyvind Nydal Dahl, has done a great job in providing clear step-by-step instructions with breadboard (or stripboard) layouts as well as circuit diagrams for projects. As Technical Reviewer for the book I've built all the projects myself and I'm very happy to recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and educational introduction to electronics.
Another great book by Øyvind Nydal Dahl, author of Electronics for Kids (above). There are circuit diagrams and parts lists for 9 simple projects, all of which can be built on breadboard without soldering. The first project has full step-by-step instructions to help a beginner build the others from their circuit diagrams. Common mistakes are highlighted and there's a helpful explanation of how each circuit works. This book makes a good companion to Electronics for Kids which I recommend you read first if you are new to electronics.
A thorough introduction to electronics, assuming no previous knowledge.
A thorough introduction to electronics, assuming no previous knowledge..
Detailed instructions for building and testing ten projects.
A great practical book for the beginner with step-by-step instructions for building circuits on breadboard.
This continues from the above book by introducing more advanced circuits using comparators, logic ICs, decoders and shift registers.
An encyclopedia of electronic components. Volume 1 covers resistors, capacitors, inductors, switches, relays and transistors.
An encyclopedia of electronic components. Volume 2 covers LEDs, LCDs, thyristors, logic ICs, audio electronics and amplifiers.
An encyclopedia of electronic components. Volume 3 covers a wide range of electronic sensors.
A practical introduction to electronics with circuits to build on breadboard.
This excellent book is widely regarded as essential for anyone wishing to seriously study electronics. Although topics are covered in considerable depth it is written in a relatively easy, informal style with practical examples. Highly recommended.
A great introduction to circuit design with thorough explanations of how the example circuits work.
Learn how to use the integrated circuits covered by these books.
The 555 timer IC is used in many projects and this book thoroughly explains its operation and use. There are many circuit diagrams of projects. Great for beginners and a useful reference for everyone.
A valuable reference book which covers the individual 4000 series CMOS ICs and how to use them together in circuits.
A valuable reference book which covers the individual 74 series TTL ICs and how to use them together in circuits.