Using fun, hands-on projects, learn what a circuit is and how it works! This book uses a common tool in electronics, the breadboard, to build your way to an understanding of circuits, circuit components, and the basics of computers.
You’ll master current, voltage, and resistance. With that, you can control outputs like lights and motors as well as inputs like switches and sensors. You’ll also discover the difference between analog and digital electrical signals while studying both electricity and computers. Dabble in electrical engineering, whether you are interested in building things with electronics or learning to program simple, physical systems.
Build your own electronic projects to learn how electronics work. And also how computers store information and process requests. You’ll work with simple, low-cost tools like conductive tape before developing up to working with breadboards and discovering the components to build more complex systems.
We wanted to offer a pack that has everything you need to follow the book and complete the projects. Many of the parts included are common, re-usable components, so you will be able to build on what you’ve learned and come up with new inventions!
What better way to dip your maker toes into the inviting waters of electronics and breadboarding than with this bundle?
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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