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Jim Kelly, who’s doing a daily online lab journal, working his way through Make: Electronics, is now six experiments into the book. Looks like he’s having a ball. He has people looking over his shoulder from all over the world, 25 registered followers, and is started to get decent numbers of comments and questions from readers. He’s even decided to run a contest to give away one of the Maker’s Notebooks we sent him.

BTW: One of the questions he was asked was whether he was hired by us to do this site. He was not. He’s just a curious maker who thought, since he was going to be doing all of the projects in the book anyway, he might as well do them “out loud,” in a weblog, so other makers learning electronics could benefit from his own process. He was kind enough to ask for our permission beforehand, which he didn’t need to do, and we did sent him two Maker’s Notebooks, in hopes that he’d use them to document his experiments. That’s the closest thing to a shameless commercial move here. As you can imagine, we’re thrilled he’s doing this and think it’ll be of huge benefit to current and future readers of the book.

Hands On – Make: Electronics

More:
Make: Electronics: “Teaching at its best!”
A Make: Electronics lab journal
Make: Electronics – Interview with Charles Platt & Gareth Branwyn
Make: Electronics and the 555 man

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Make: Electronics
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Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun and experiential way? Start working on some excellent projects as soon as you crack open this unique, hands-on book. Build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them! With Make: Electronics, you’ll learn all of the basic components and important principles through a series of “learn by discovery” experiments. And you don’t need to know a thing about electricity to get started.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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