Learning Electronics

Learning Electronics

Learn to build electronic circuits

Project Worklist

A friend of mine has a sign hanging in his workshop that reads: ``Projects are born pregnant.'' Like many projects, this book series keeps growing and evolving, reproducing itself in the form of new volumes and new chapters. Will it ever be complete? Probably no, but it should always be improving!

The following is a "to-do" list of work items for the book. For each volume, work items are listed in order of my own personal priority from first to last. Do not feel limited though, merely by what I think should be done first. I'll take any help I can get! If you think of a work item that isn't in this list, tell me and I'll include it with the rest.

All volumes

Something else I've wanted to do for each volume is to make a series of practice problems (complete with answers) for readers to test and hone their skills on. As an electronics instructor, I've already done this for my college curriculum, but unfortunately it had to be done on school time and with school computer equipment, which means I cannot "open source" it like I can the contents of this book series. What I'd rather not have is a slew of multiple-choice or numerical answer problems like so many textbooks, but rather problems engaging higher levels of thinking (synthesis and evaluation), complete with detailed answers explaining problem-solving strategies and different ways of approaching a problem.

Practice problems might be better located in a separate volume (volume VII ?) rather than at the end of every chapter, as some of the volumes are getting pretty big already. The DC volume already exceeds 500 pages when printed on 8-1/2 x 11 paper, so I'd rather not add bulk if I don't have to.

Volume I - DC

Volume II - AC

Volume III - Semiconductors

Volume IV - Digital

Volume V - Reference

Volume VI - Experiments

This is perhaps the easiest way for someone to contribute to the book: write a short electric/electronic circuit experiment, complete with parts list, diagrams and illustrations, and instructions. A lot less work than writing a whole chapter or chapter section!