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Make: Lego and Arduino Projects by Adam Wolf, Matthew Beckler, John Baichtal

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Chapter 6. Basic Electronic Theory

IN THIS CHAPTER

Basic Concepts in Electricity

Know Your Electronic Components

Sensors 101

Further Study

What can you do with these obscure components? This chapter will give you the scoop
Figure 6-1. What can you do with these obscure components? This chapter will give you the scoop

The reason that Mindstorms and Arduino can work so well together is that both systems are based on standard electronics components and concepts. In this chapter, you will learn all about basic electronic theory in a practical, project-oriented way. We start with a quick introduction to the basic electronic components like resistors and capacitors. After that we’ll introduce a variety of interesting sensors you might want ...

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