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Make: Electronics by Charles Platt

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Preface

How to Have Fun with This Book

Everyone uses electronic devices, but most of us don’t really know what goes on inside them.

Of course, you may feel that you don’t need to know. If you can drive a car without understanding the workings of an internal combustion engine, presumably you can use an iPod without knowing anything about integrated circuits. However, understanding some basics about electricity and electronics can be worthwhile for three reasons:

  • By learning how technology works, you become better able to control your world instead of being controlled by it. When you run into problems, you can solve them instead of feeling frustrated by them.
  • Learning about electronics can be fun—so long as you approach the process in the ...

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