Make: Electronics — list of experiments/projects

Our latest book, Make: Electronics, has been selling like hot cakes (do hot cakes really sell that well, BTW?), so much so that the conveyor belts were empty for awhile and our mechanical maker elves had nothing to box up and ship. The engines of commerce are once again in motion and there’s still time to get the book for the holidays, even with free shipping (until midnight tonight PST, for orders of $175 or higher).

We thought you might also like to see a complete list of experiments/projects in the book. There are 35 in all:

Experiment 1: Taste the Power!
Experiment 2: Let’s Abuse a Battery!
Experiment 3: Your First Circuit
Experiment 4: Varying the Voltage
Experiment 5: Let’s Make a Battery
Experiment 6: Very Simple Switching
Experiment 7: Relay-Driven LEDs
Experiment 8: A Relay Oscillator
Experiment 9: Time and Capacitors
Experiment 10: Transistor Switching
Experiment 11: A Modular Project
Experiment 12: Joining Two Wires Together
Experiment 13: Broil an LED
Experiment 14: A Pulsing Glow
Experiment 15: Intrusion Alarm Revisited
Experiment 16: Emitting a Pulse
Experiment 17: Set Your Tone
Experiment 18: Reaction Timer
Experiment 19: Learning Logic
Experiment 20: A Powerful Combination
Experiment 21: Race to Place
Experiment 22: Flipping and Bouncing
Experiment 23: Nice Dice
Experiment 24: Intrusion Alarm Completed
Experiment 24: Magnetism
Experiment 25: Tabletop Power Generation
Experiment 26: Loudspeaker Destruction
Experiment 27: Making a Coil React
Experiment 28: Filtering Frequencies
Experiment 29: Fuzz
Experiment 30: One Radio, No Solder, No Power
Experiment 31: A Little Robot Cart
Experiment 32: Moving in Steps
Experiment 33: Hardware Meets Software
Experiment 34: Checking the Real World
Experiment 35: The Lock, Revisited

In the Maker Shed:

Make: Electronics
Our Price: $34.99
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.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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