“The Art of Electronics” by Horowitz and Hill is the definitive guide to Analog and Digital electronics. I had bought the 2nd edition over a decade ago, with the intention of going through it. But this year is going to be the year. And I am hoping that you will help me.
My plan is to go through a section a day, and to write a short blog post summarizing what I learned. I have collected several electronics books, and I plan to make reference to them as I go on this journey. These include:
- Student Manual for the Art of Electronics by Hayes & Horowitz
- “Getting Started in Electronics” by Forrest M. Mims, III
- “Introductory Circuit Analysis” 9th edition by Boylestad
- “Make: Electronics” by Charles Platt
- “Make: More Electronics” by Charles Platt
- “Encyclopedia of Electronic Components” (vol 1 & 2 (with vol3 pre-ordered) by Charles Platt
- “Electronic Sensor Circuits & Projects” by Forrest M. Mims III
- “Physics for Scientists and Engineers” Third Edition by Serway
- “Secrets of RF Circuit Design” second Edition by Joseph J. Carr
- “Handmade Electronic Music” by Nicolas Colins
- “Arduino Cookbook” by Michael Margolis
In addition to a brief summary of what I learn from that section, I plan to create a video post, create additional exercises, and assemble related circuits. I am hoping that it will be an exciting adventure, and that by having to produce a daily blog post, I will have the discipline to see it through. And should I stumble, hopefully an encouraging comment or email from you will nudge me back on the path.
First thing is that I need some help by those that are familiar with Electronics. I am an Amateur with hopes of achieving proficiency. I do not want my struggles to cause problems for others following along. Therefore, I would like to have someone knowledgeable review my notes before I publish them on this blog. If you would be willing to help out, then please email me at email@example.com. Let me know how much you would be willing to help out. I figure each blog post would take 15 minutes or so to review. I would like to give you credit for reviewing, but if you want to remain anonymous, then that is fine too.
Second, if you want to join this adventure, then sign up for email notifications as we get ready to start this journey, and then for updates as the journey begins:
I am already on the journey, but I do not plan to start publishing them till February 1, 2015. This will give me a chance to have them reviewed, and will give me a little buffer.
Also, I plan to create a lot of circuits and do demonstrations. If you have some extra components that you can donate to me, that would be great! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details. Also, if you are interested in supporting this journey financially, then donations would be welcomed. (I converted my PayPal to a commercial account some years back, and it seems it can’t be converted back. So the donations would say that were to ISpeakHindi.com, which is another website created with the same idea of having to commitment of studying each day. That site was semi-successful as now I can read/write/speak/understand basic Hindi…)
For now, go ahead and order the book so that you can join along…