Practical Electronics for Inventors by Paul Scherz, Simon Monk

Practical Electronics for Inventors

Practical Electronics for Inventors

“Practical Electronics for Inventors” is one of the best science books i have ever read.
For around 30€, i expected a light-weight overview – instead, with its 1000 pages and large format, it arguably doubles as home protection device. The book is a powerful introduction into making from the physics behind over in-depth treatment of all important electronical parts up to the programming of microcomputers like the Arduino and FPGAs, complete with the theoretical background and plenty of practical advice.
But besides the highly technical content, the book is very well-readable. The graphics included deserve a special tribute: precise, simple, appealing and all of that in black and white only. Also, it contains a plethora of real-life circuits, like voltage regulators, motor and sensor drivers, oscilloscopes and even a robot.
The book will serve as main reference for electronic parts in my lab and i hope to read it a few more times. I wouldn’t recommend “Practical Electronics” to someone who never did anything with electronics before- other books focussed on beginners might be better for the long-term motivation. But everybody who has some basic understanding already will profit massively from the fabolous “Practical Electronics for Inventors”.


Genre: Electronics, Embedded Systems, Hardware, Making

Knight of Pi

Johannes Bergs aka Knight of Pi. Diploma in Bioinformatics, some Webdesign and Python coding then. Living in the beautiful city of Vienna.