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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2011, 03:21:02 AM »
Make magazines channel on youtube is pretty awesome http://www.youtube.com/user/makemagazine

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2011, 04:54:38 PM »
There is an amazing amount of material on analogue, digital, microcontrollers, and heaps more over at Colin Mitchell's website - Talking Electronics.

http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html

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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2011, 02:31:54 PM »
If I could only keep one of my books on electronics, This would be it:  http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Paul-Scherz/dp/0071452818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319339386&sr=1"-1  Practical electronics for inventors by Paul Scherz.
It is the "Art of Electronics" for the rest of us normal intelligence folk.  Even though it has many obvious errors it covers all aspects of electronics and goes into great depth on components. Every type of a component (carbon, wire wound, thin film, thick film, ceramic , etc.) is explained and why you would or would not use it. There is both graphical analogy explanation of electronic principals and the mathematical. Much of the info are very important topics that I have not seen anywhere else .  It is the one book that will stay on your bench.

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2011, 12:03:55 AM »
I'm a complete beginner, therefore this thread is very useful for me. When I have time I will look through the primers. I bet they are really useful and avoid that I will came back and ask stupid questions in the forum. Thank you for this ;) Although it could happen that I have some further questions, I hope this is OK then!

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2011, 12:39:13 AM »
I'm looking a good smps book, is anyone know where can I find switch mode power supply book ?

I have this  one : "HIGH-FREQUENCY SWITCHING POWER SUPPLIES : THEORY AND DESIGN" by George Chryssis - McGraw-Hill 
It's a little outdated and I don't know if a newer edition is available (mine is the second edition, circa 1989?)

Search on Amazon. You can find it and other, more recent books.
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2011, 05:34:37 AM »
These are the three references that have helped me out the most so far:
     
   * Talking Electronics (books by Colin Mitchell)
   http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html

   * Op-Amps For Everyone
   http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slod006b/slod006b.pdf

   * The Electronics Club (website)
   http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/index.htm

Op-Amps for everyone is par none the best resource for finding reference op-amp designs. Talking Electronics has LOTS of great material; however, I find many of the reference circuits have little problems (resistor values approximated, transistor junction voltage drops approximated etc). Lastly the website at the end provides many great tutorials on how to do praticle things.

Enjoy!

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2011, 04:23:55 AM »
I forgot to mention there is a suppliment (sort of) to the Op-Amps for Everyone reference; it is called the "Handbook of Operational Amplifiers Applications". It can be found here: http://www.ti.com/lit/an/sboa092a/sboa092a.pdf

Together, these two references will describe everything you will ever need to know about op-amps!

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2011, 10:16:31 AM »
Comprehensive Training in Electronics videos. The site isn't organized the best but the videos are really pretty good, enjoy!!
http://sites.google.com/site/learnrf/

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2012, 02:56:58 AM »
Hi, Thanks to everyone for sourcing this information, theres some truly great stuff here. Heres one that will interest people interested in PIC programming...

http://www.gooligum.com.au/tutorials.html

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2012, 09:01:49 AM »
Heres a really usefull link that downloads a .PDF document for a design of a DSPIC33F series DSP Educational Signal Processing Platform....

http://spinlab.wpi.edu/projects/dspboard/final.pdf

"A Major Qualifying Project Report
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2012, 02:19:27 PM »
For really beginner electronics and components I came across a YouTube user named randyfromm who's videos I have found extremely helpful.
http://www.youtube.com/user/randyfromm/videos?sort=da&view=u
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2012, 10:05:08 AM »
If I could only keep one of my books on electronics, This would be it:  http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Paul-Scherz/dp/0071452818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319339386&sr=1"-1  Practical electronics for inventors by Paul Scherz.
It is the "Art of Electronics" for the rest of us normal intelligence folk.


Was just about to post a link to this book... found it yesterday in Blackwell's and its already helped me out twice :D (Google books preview). 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2012, 09:48:31 PM »
If I could only keep one of my books on electronics, This would be it:  http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Paul-Scherz/dp/0071452818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319339386&sr=1"-1  Practical electronics for inventors by Paul Scherz.
It is the "Art of Electronics" for the rest of us normal intelligence folk.


Was just about to post a link to this book... found it yesterday in Blackwell's and its already helped me out twice :D (Google books preview).


Practical Electronics for Inventors is a nice book, Scherz really tries to explain the concepts as easy as possible. I like his water analogies. Also, lots of practical advice. However, as robrenz has already mentioned, it does contain many errors. It may be useful to print out this errata sheet and consult it frequently while reading the book:

http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/physics/ph235/errata.pdf

The number of errors might come as a shock, but I think for a beginner in electronics the advantage of good explanations outweighs the inconvenience of having to check for errors.
My site: www.wisewarthog.com (some links for learning analog electronics)

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2012, 05:10:53 AM »
My site: www.wisewarthog.com (some links for learning analog electronics)

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2012, 05:20:11 AM »
Some great animations that help you understand electronic devices, circuits and systems:

http://www.williamson-labs.com
My site: www.wisewarthog.com (some links for learning analog electronics)


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