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Electronics Book ADVERT - PICBASIC Projects Book ADVERT - Radio BOOK ONE README

Electronics Book ADVERT

Just GBP 4.99 each [plus GBP 1 P&P] from eBay on-line Book seller, by Eric Edwards. Email: eric@eddy11.fsnet.co.uk

This is a book written in ADOBE (on a CDROM) that is easily read on screen (Adobe reader supplied,or use your own already installed) or the pages (about 500) can be printed to create a paper version. To those that have already bought this will have realized that it is not the usual E-BOOK. There are colour pictures and the chapters are laid out as in a paper version of the book. In fact, if the pages were printed they could be made into a paper back book. SOME PAPERBACK!

This book was written for fellow technicians who wanted to get to grips with the practical side to enable electronics to be enjoyed as a hobby and to make the profession more acceptable to all, new starters to the experienced. Heavy theory usually found in the text books are avoided but when it is necessary, it is explained in a way that is easy to understand.

The chapters, which have many links to jump to various items, cover lots of topics. Some are listed here...

Introduction-------------------------------------------What the book is about.

Setting up your workshop-----------------------What, where, and how to get started.

Basic requirements--------------------------------What you will need.

The Electrics-----------------------------------------Not just a bulb and power point.

Tools, components and equipment----------What to buy and where from.

Component coding---------------------------------An explanation of the colours and digits.

Health and safety----------------------------------An important issue wherever you are.

ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD)----------------Watch out for those sparks.

Solder and soldering-------------------------------Different technology has changed soldering.

Laying out components---------------------------Make these stand up or lay down.

Printed circuit boards------------------------------The long and the short way to produce.

Applied theory----------------------------------------The stuff you really should know.

The basics---------------------------------------------Ohms Law and how it is applied and remembered.

Resistors and resistance-------------------------This explains their purpose.

Capacitors and capacitance---------------------Another well used component.

Diodes---------------------------------------------------This is the basis of all semiconductor principles.

Transistors---------------------------------------------The follow-on from the diode.

Field effect transistors-----------------------------Different type of transistor with its own rules.

Integrated circuits-----------------------------------The way of life as we know it.

Digital circuits-----------------------------------------Many types fully explained with examples.

Linear circuits-----------------------------------------Amplifiers and waveform generators.

Filters----------------------------------------------------'Take it or leave it' with these circuits.

Analogue to Digital conversion------------------A necessary conversion.

Digital to Analogue conversion------------------And back again.

Memories-----------------------------------------------Some short, some need refreshing and others never loose theirs.

Eprom, EEprom-------------------------------------An evening with the proms.

Programmable Peripheral circuit-------------You decide the ins and outs of these.

PICs----------------------------------------------------Take your PIC and program it.

Radio reception-------------------------------------This mysterious subject is lightly explained with several simple circuits to build.

Television (Analogue)-----------------------------For the amateur, Slow scan television.

Receiving amateur television. The home computer-------------------------------Putting this to some real use.

Reference section----------------------------------Lots of stuff here, symbols, terms, dates and events, useful formulas, etc etc etc.

Minicircuits-------------------------------------------A few circuits using very few components...Battery condition indicator, The mini BUG, Sea Surf simulator.

Projects-----------------------------------------------Useful construction items...Ten interesting projects.

Special projects-------------

Fault Finding and testing-----------------------This method of using a flow chart shows an easy way to find faults.

Further reading-------------------------------------Various clubs and organizations.

The End-----------------------------------------------A vote of thanks.

This is a book full of interesting stuff with plenty of practical circuits and examples that are easy to build. The copywrite of the book is mine but you can copy the disc as long as they are not sold to a third party. Yes you can GIVE away copies.The original buyer of the book can have technical support from me and I am prepared to help with any projects or PCBs that you may want making. For any further information about this book, feel free to contact me.

THIS IS NOT A BID AUCTION AS I CAN SUPPLY AS MANY AS REQUIRED. AS SOON AS THE FIRST 'BUY NOW' PRICE IS RECEIVED, I LIST IT AGAIN.

NOTE: ASK FOR A CHAPTER OF YOUR CHOICE. SENT AS AN ADOBE OR RAR FILE.

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE BROADBAND AND 'WINRAR' I CAN SEND IT TO YOU IN PARTS (SAY THREE PARTS AT ABOUT 7MB EACH) THESE CAN BE DOWNLOADED INTO A FOLDER OF YOUR CHOICE IE. 'BOOK SPLIT' AND CLICK ON ANY PART TO EXTRACT BACK TO ADOBE. THIS WOULD MEAN NO POSTAGE AND IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. THANKS TO CHRIS OF sales from C5 Alive.co.uk FOR THAT INFORMATION.

Eric, GW8LJJ.


PICBASIC Projects Book ADVERT

Just GBP 4.99 each [plus GBP 1 P&P] from eBay on-line Book seller, by Eric Edwards. Email: eric@eddy11.fsnet.co.uk

This is a book written in ADOBE (on a CDROM) that is easily read on screen (Adobe reader supplied,or use your own already installed) or the pages can be printed to create a paper version.

To those that have already bought this will have realized that it is not the usual E-BOOK. There are colour pictures and the chapters are laid out as in a paper version of the book. In fact, if the pages were printed they could be made into a paper back book. SOME PAPERBACK! Ths book however, also contains movies (moving pictures!) that can be viewed in most picture viewers as supplied with Windows etc, of the projects actually working in real time.

THE PIC USED THROUGHOUT THE BOOK IS THE CHEAP, POPULAR, PIC16C(F)84.

This is a book full of interesting stuff with plenty of practical circuits and examples that are easy to build. The copywrite of the book is mine but you can copy the disc as long as they are not sold to a third party. Yes you can GIVE away copies.The original buyer of the book can have technical support from me and I am prepared to help with any projects or PCBs that you may want making. For any further information about this book, feel free to contact me. To get the best out of this form of electronic book, open the folder "The Book in ADOBE files" then open the "CONTENTS" ADOBE folder and this will bring you to the titles and a brief description of the chapters. Click on any of the chapters to take you to that specific one. Each chapter will have its own navigational subtitles by clicking on the "navigation" panel. Throughout most of the chapters will be links to take you else ware and back again. At the bottom of each one (except the introduction pages, there are links to take you to the next chapter (introduction pages have this one) and back to the top and to the contents again.

If you do not already have a compiler, then I have included the HEX codes for you to dump to your programmer. There are also the source codes available for you to copy and paste and to modify if required.

The folders containing PICMATE and SERIN are the communication software described in the book to allow your PIC to talk to your PC.

The PIC MODULES folder contains the modules that I have available. There is also a circuits folder there too of some of the modules.

The MOVIES folder will show you the projects working in MPEG. These can be viewed on any Widows 95 / 98/ 2000/XP and others, multimedia.

That's it. Enjoy and report back!

Here is a list of the contents...

Contents Introduction

What this book (CD) is all about

Chapter One Letís get started

How to use the PIC for communicating with another PIC or the outside world

Chapter Two Communication

Build an annunciator to communicate amongst the family

Chapter Three Dongle Still with communication, this is a set of projects that use "dongles" as secret keys.

Chapter Four Keypads How to use a keypad to send coded signals

Chapter Five Quizmaster The fastest finger here wins, or is the fastest

foot?

Chapter Six LCD Displays These Liquid Crystal Displays can be used

to record light and temperature measurements

Chapter Seven Toggle Switches A software version of several toggle

switches using momentary push button switches

Chapter Eight Matrix Use up to 40 LEDs, relays, switches, or

whatever with this clever matrix system

Chapter Nine Relay Card

Using the MATRIX knowledge gained to produce a programmable and a selectable

relay card. This could be the solution to model railway enthusiasts!

Chapter Ten Christmas Projects Every year presents a problem. This

Releases the situation by showing how simple it is to build a flashing Christmas

star. Well two, actually.

Chapter Eleven Construction I donít want to tell you how to suck eggs,

but I have been in the "practical" electronics trade for over forty-five years

(hobby and profession) and I can show a few hints and tips and perhaps, how not to

do things.

Chapter Twelve PIC Power Supplies Just to show how you can use batteries

and mains adaptors as well as mains built`power supplies for your projects.

Chapter Thirteen PCB Production How to produce your own printed circuit

boards, but be careful, there are dangerous chemicals out there!

Chapter Fourteen LED Tester You can test an LED with a battery, but how

often do you have a battery available? Use this simple tester to test signal and rectifier

diodes as well as infrared (IR) diodes too

Chapter Fifteen Reference

Itís surprising how much you may have forgotten, or never even knew! This chapter

will jog your memory.

THIS IS NOT A BID AUCTION AS I CAN SUPPLY AS MANY AS REQUIRED. AS SOON AS THE FIRST 'BUY NOW' PRICE IS RECEIVED, I LIST IT AGAIN.

NOTE: TO EVALUATE THIS BOOK, ASK FOR A CHAPTER OF YOUR CHOICE SENT AS E-MAIL ATTACHMENT (ADOBE OR RAR FILE).

QUANTITY DISCOUNT: This was prompted by a request from a tutor. I CAN offer a discount for this CD sold in quantities to students etc. Please Enquire.

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE BROADBAND AND 'WINRAR' I CAN SEND IT TO YOU IN PARTS (SAY THREE PARTS AT ABOUT 7MB EACH) THESE CAN BE DOWNLOADED INTO A FOLDER OF YOUR CHOICE IE. 'BOOK SPLIT' AND CLICK ON ANY PART TO EXTRACT BACK TO ADOBE. THIS WOULD MEAN NO POSTAGE AND IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. THANKS TO CHRIS OF sales from C5 Alive.co.uk FOR THAT INFORMATION.

Eric, GW8LJJ.


Radio BOOK ONE README

Just GBP 4.99 each [plus GBP 1 P&P] from eBay on-line Book seller, by Eric Edwards. Email: eric@eddy11.fsnet.co.uk

Hello and welcome to the first in a series of Letís do It Practical Radio books. This is book one and deals with the simplest of radio receivers starting with the humble Crystal Set, then on to TRF (Tuned Radio Frequency), and ending with Regenerative receivers. Each chapter describes how these receivers work and how to build them. All the components are common or garden types and the coils are homemade. The introduction chapter has quite a bit of useful information as well as radio stuff!

To those that have already bought this will have realized that it is not the usual E-BOOK. There are colour pictures and the chapters are laid out as in a paper version of the book. In fact, if the pages were printed they could be made into a paper back book. SOME PAPERBACK!

Open the book in Adobe. If you donít already have this on your computer, you can down-load the latest from the Adobe web site (free of charge) or you can install version 5 that is included on this CDROM. Click on the orange box icon and follow the instructions. You have to accept the licence agreement before you can use it. You may have to close the page first, and then you will see it. Accept this and it will complete the installation. Version 5 Adobe reader is quite old now in computer terms and you will probably have a much later version installed already. So there be no need to install the one supplied on the CD.

I suggest you open the CONTENTS folder first although you can jump to any of the chapter folders. Each chapter will have its own contents page and they are hyperlinked so that you can click on a line in the contents page to take you straight to the place you want.

This is a truly practical book and contains several examples of each of the radio types. I have built all of them and they all give excellent results and each type of radio receiver has its own characteristics. They are fun to built and you will want to tune all through the night (Thatís a good title for a song!)

Enjoy reading these pages, build the receivers and most of all Ö have fun.

This is a book full of interesting stuff with plenty of practical circuits and examples that are easy to build. The copywrite of the book is mine but you can copy the disc as long as they are not sold to a third party. Yes you can GIVE away copies.The original buyer of the book can have technical support from me and I am prepared to help with any projects or PCBs that you may want making. For any further information about this book, feel free to contact me.

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