Whether you are a teacher, student, or just someone who wants to teach yourself electronics at home, there are a ton of great books to get you started. Here is a small list of our favorite electronics books which we would recommend for your library.
The Art of Electronics is hands down, my favorite electronics book. This book is not only filled with everything you need to know to get into electronics (and add to your electronics mind bank), it is also extremely easy to follow. Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill have put together a textbook that flows like a novel. Highly recommended for anyone reading this blog.
Also be sure to check out the student manual for the above Art of Electronics book. This manual will help you grasp the concepts of the book by giving you hands on projects to work on.
The Make: Electronics book is geared towards ultimate-beginners and teaches electronics starting from basic core of analog to some digital to microcontrollers. You’ll learn tools, prototyping soldering techniques, transistors, 555’s, etc. while completing useful projects. This book is a good accompaniment to learning microcontrollers/Arduino in that it fills the necessary electronics theory and background.
This valuable little book offers a thorough introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform that’s taking the design and hobbyist world by storm. Getting Started with Arduino gives you lots of ideas for Arduino projects and helps you get going on them right away. From getting organized to putting the final touches on your prototype, all the information you need is right in the book.
The Making Things Talk book is all about using Sensors, Networks, and Arduinos to see, hear, and feel your world. Make microcontrollers, PCs, servers, and smartphones talk to each other.
Building Wireless Sensor Networks by Rob Faludi will have you creating distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and Series 2 XBee radios. By the time you’re halfway through this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you’ll have built a series of useful projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data.
These are just a few of our favorite electronics books. Be sure to check out the rest of the books available on Adafruit for more recommendations.
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