Make: More Electronics guides you through a thick forest of components: op-amps, comparators, counters, encoders, decoders, multiplexers, shift registers, timers, light bards, Darlington arrays, phototransistors, and half-a-dozen other types of sensors.
- Cast electronic I Ching yarrow stalks with a decoder and binary counter
- Create a Telepathy Tester using NAND, NOR, and XNOR logic gates
- Breadboard a Boise Protest Device using op-amps and smoothing capacitors
- Combine a timer, counter, and multiplexer to design a randomized Hot Slot game
- Radicalize Tic-Tac-Toe using magnet and SPDT reed switches
- Uses a rotational encoder or a thermistor to achieve randomicity
About the Author:
Charles Platt is a Contributing Editor and regular columnist for Make magazine, where he writes about electronics. He is the author of the highly successful introductory hands-on book, Make:Electronics, and is writing this sequel to that book in addition to volumes 2 and 3 of the Encyclopedia of Electronic Components.
Platt was a Senior Writer for Wired magazine, and has written various computer books. As a prototype designer, he created semi-automated rapid cooling devices with medical applications, and air-deployable equipment for first responders. He was the sole author of four mathematical-graphics software packages, and has been fascinated by electronics since he put together a telephone answering machine from a tape recorder and military-surplus relays at age 15. He lives in a Northern Arizona wilderness area, where he has his own workshop for prototype fabrication and projects that he writes about for Make magazine.