A Geek Girl's Guide to Electronics and the Internet of Things

  • 6h 16m
  • Audrey O'Shea
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2020

A Geek Girl's Guide to Electronics and the Internet of Things breaks down and simplifies electronics and the Internet of Things for the layperson. Written by a leading technical school instructor with a talent for bringing complex topics to everyday people, this book provides concrete examples and practical advice for anyone interested in building, repairing, or studying electronics and functional Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

A Geek Girl’s Guide to Electronics and the Internet of Things explores a wide range of topics including, among others:

  • Ohm’s and Watt's Law
  • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Diodes, transistors, capacitors and relays
  • Motors and Pulse with Modulation
  • Using light to control electricity
  • Photovoltaic Cells and Transducers
  • Enhancing circuits with Arduino
  • Connecting circuits to networks

The distinguished author’s website includes videos to help you build and enhance projects, along with deeper information to enrich your learning. Additionally, the book goes beyond theory and teaches readers how circuit components become IoT devices and provide the data that drive our modern world. The combination of hands-on activities and solid pedagogy ensures long-lasting retention of the material for everyone.

In this Book

  • IoT and Electronics
  • Electricity: Its Good and Bad Behavior
  • Symbols and Diagrams
  • Introduction to the Arduino Uno
  • Dim the Lights
  • Feel the Power
  • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Diodes: The One-Way Street Sign
  • Transistors
  • Capacitors
  • The Magic of Magnetism
  • Electricity's Changing Forms
  • Integrated Circuits and Digital Logic
  • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Sources of Electricity
  • Transformers and Power Distribution
  • Inverters and Rectifiers
  • Radio Waves and Tuned Circuits
  • Connecting Your Circuits to the Cloud
  • Just for Fun
  • What's Next?