Designing Electronics That Work (Paperback)

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Learn the practical stuff they don’t teach in engineering school in this go-to resource on electronics and hardware design.

Most electronics books answer questions like “What is a capacitor and how does it work?” Designing Electronics That Work answers questions like “How do I know which capacitor to buy out of the hundreds of thousands available that all look the same, and how do I use that capacitor in my schematic and layout so that it performs the way I expect?”

Full of hundreds of tips, tricks, and techniques that most people only learn through experience, this book is a concise, practical guide to designing and manufacturing electronics. It walks you through the entire process of developing a device, from conceiving an idea, to refining it through prototyping, to the final schematic and layout design, and on to fabrication and assembly. You’ll learn how to select components and work with suppliers, cost-engineer your designs, navigate regulatory testing, and efficiently troubleshoot when things go wrong.

Whether you’re a recent engineering graduate, a seasoned professional, or a hobbyist tinkering in your basement, Designing Electronics That Work is a valuable resource. Its battle-tested strategies will save you time and money by speeding up your workflow and heading off problems. Learn from someone else’s mistakes so you don’t have to make them yourself.

About the Author

Hunter Scott is the Director of Hardware Engineering at Reach Labs, a silicon valley startup working on long range wireless power. He has been designing hardware for over a decade for all kinds of products:
from communications to healthcare to art installations. He has an engineering degree from Georgia Tech, and has founded and taken two startups through Y Combinator. He has worked for Motorola Solutions and several other startups. He has spoken at conferences like DEFCON, Hackaday Supercon, and Altium Live. His projects have been seen by millions of people and have been featured in publications like NPR, The Guardian, and The Chicago Tribune.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781718503366
ISBN-10: 1718503369
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication Date: November 5th, 2024
Pages: 280
Language: English