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Electronics For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Gordon McComb, Cathleen Shamieh

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Chapter 11

Constructing Circuits

In This Chapter

arrow Probing the depths of a solderless breadboard

arrow Creating a no-fuss, no-muss circuit with a solderless breadboard

arrow Soldering — safely — like the pros

arrow Owning up to and fixing soldering mistakes (like the pros)

arrow Solidifying your circuit relationship with a solder breadboard or a perf board

arrow Achieving circuit-building nirvana: your very own custom printed circuit board (PCB)

You’ve carefully set up your workbench, strategically positioned your shiny new toys — oops! we meant tools — to impress your friends, shopped around for the best deals on resistors and other components, and now you’re ready to get down to business and build some light-flashing, noisemaking circuits. So how do you transform an unassuming two-dimensional circuit diagram into a real, live, working (maybe even moving) electronic circuit?

In this chapter, we show you various ...

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