New Book Examines the Inner Beauty of Electronic Components

Today, our old pal, Windell Oskay (Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories), announced that he has a new book coming out from No Starch, co-authored by Eric Schlaepfer (Tube Time).

Called Open Circuits, the book is a photographic peek inside the beautiful, usually unseen world of everyday electronic components. The hardbound book is full of cross-sectional photography revealing the hidden world of our electronic universe. Besides the pretty pictures and illustrations, the book also serves as a casual course in understanding the functions of basic electronic components.

From resistors to LEDs, USB cables to headphone jacks, stepper motors to nixie tubes, the book’s arresting imagery transforms more than 130 components into delightful works of art. As you visually dissect the components’ insides, you’ll learn about how they work and how they were made. Open Circuits has something for everyone to appreciate, whether you’re a seasoned electrical engineer, an amateur tinkerer, or simply a lover of art and photography.

Open Circuits is available now for pre-order and a free PDF of chapter 1 is also available on the No Starch Press link.


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