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Electronics For Kids For Dummies

Cathleen Shamieh

ISBN: 978-1-119-21571-4 March 2016 352 Pages


The easy way for kids to get started with electronics

If your youngster likes to tinker, Electronics For Kids For Dummies is here to teach them the core concepts of electronics in a fun and engaging way. Written in a language elementary-to-middle-school-aged kids can understand, it's packed with full-color photos, easy-to-follow instructions, simple examples, and 13 cool projects that will boost your child's confidence while instilling valuable electronics lessons.

Written by an experienced engineer who authored Electronics For Dummies, this friendly guide shows children the right way to learn about this exciting—but potentially dangerous—field. From making their very own LED flashlight and basic radio to building a smart nightlight and making an LED blink, Electronics For Kids For Dummies walks young readers through 13 projects that are easy to accomplish—and, most importantly, fun! Plus, the full-color design is heavy on eye-catching graphics and the format is focused on the steps to completing a project, making it approachable for any youngster with an interest in exploring the electrifying world of electronics.

  • Introduces kids to the basics of electronics
  • Includes 13 projects that promote your kid's sense of achievement
  • Features larger print to make the material less intimidating and easier to navigate
  • Covers tools and safety measures to ensure your child's safety

Spark your child's interest in the shockingly exciting field of electronics with Electronics For Kids For Dummies!

Introduction 1

Part I: Discover Basic Circuits 7

Project 1: Go Shopping 9

Project 2: LED Flashlight 21

Project 3: Solderless Breadboard 41

Part II: Simple Projects That Control Light 65

Project 4: Two‐Way Traffic Light 67

Project 5: Light Timer 79

Project 6: Stage Lights Dimmer 99

Project 7: Smart Nightlight 125

Part III: Do More with Less: Integrated Circuits 145

Project 8: Blinking LED 147

Project 9: Light‐Sensing Alarm 169

Project 10: Light‐Controlled Sound Effects 193

Project 11: One‐Octave Keyboard 207

Part IV: Impress Your Friends: Advanced Projects 233

Project 12: Roulette (Guess-the-Number) Wheel 235

Project 13: Three‐Way Traffic Light 271

Project 14: Radio and Amplifier 295

Index 329