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Web Sites of Interest

All Electronics - many parts good for science projects 

TED Theme: Evolutions Genius    Suggested video: Imaging of drosophila larva

Jeri Ellsworth explains electronics.    Suggested video: Cheap greenhouse gas detector

Don Lancaster's guru lair    Cool electronics and math info. - huge site

The Alice Project    A fun way to learn programming and tell stories at the same time. It's from Carnegie Mellon Univ.

SQL Tutorials    Lots of info on the SQL database language.    ATMEG168 microcontroller dev. kit $20
  Nice clear board guide on PDF file.
  Lots of info on using the Atmel chip.


Real classroom Ideas - Great ideas and information


Educating Esme by Esme Raji Codell - a teacher's first year

Teardowns: Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart

Learn Practical Electronics From a Skilled Mentor! "The text is written as if Dr. Bergeron, who is a highly experienced electronics practitioner, is speaking directly to the reader with a point-by-point commentary about each teardown, complete with clear explanations of the operation and function of every component. By the time the product is completely disassembled, the reader understands the design tricks, component selection, and packaging choices that enabled the product to reach the market." -- From the Foreword by Forrest M. Mims III

Amp up your knowledge of electronics by deconstructing common devices and analyzing the revealed components and circuitry. Teardowns: Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart contains 14 projects that expose the inner workings of household appliances, workbench measuring instruments, and musical equipment. Discover how resistors, capacitors, sensors, transducers, and transistors function in real circuitry. You'll even get details on custom modifications to electric guitar pickups, an effects pedal, and a tube amp. Essential instructions for safely launching your own teardowns are also included in this hands-on guide.

Learn about sensors and ICs from smoke detectors and motion-activated lights Work with the LCD and strain gauge transducers in a digital scale Discover how surge protectors, power conditioners, and UPS units function Study thermal design techniques in compact fluorescent bulbs Analyze the control systems in ultrasonic humidifiers and digital thermometers Understand how op amps and power ICs work in a hi-fi stereo amplifier Figure out how ultrasonic transducers work in a laser-guided measuring device Explore electric guitar pickups, effects pedals, and tube amplifiers

About the Author Bryan Bergeron is editor of Nuts & Volts Magazine and Servo Magazine, the author of several hundred articles, and two dozen books, and owner of several patents. He teaches in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Bryan's company, Archetype Technologies, Inc., develops intelligent systems in the military.

Product Details Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; 1 edition (July 13, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0071713344 ISBN-13: 978-0071713344 Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.3 x 0.8 inches Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #188,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


Nuts and Volts - electronic projects  

Make - how to build cool stuff from bits of scrap etc 

Everyday Practical Electronics  

All of the above magazines can be bought at Barnes and Noble booksellers


The Amateur Scientist 3.0 - many science projects