Resources: Books, Websites, and Simulators

Zener regulated power supply, taken from my personal EE3310 Notes (Devices and Circuits)


Recommended Notebook to Write your cool ideas, and inventions in!!

Makers Notebook by Make
Or pretty much any 5 squares per inch lab notebook

Or you could use a Surface Pro 4 and OneNote...


Getting Started in Electronics by Forrest M. Mims (My Personal Favorite)

Make: Electronics (Learning by Discovery) by Charles Platt (Good Hands-On Approach)

Basic Electronics By Gene McWhorter

Practical Electronics For Inventors by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk (Another Great Beginners book)

ART OF ELECTRONICS By Paul Horowitz (Good Intermediate level book, Basic to Advanced level)
HOLD ON - Before you consider this book, The Third edition is out!

Getting Started with Arduino (Make: Projects) (Great introduction to Arduino by the creator himself)

Official Arduino Starter Kit w/ 170-page Arduino Projects Book (Kit and Book)

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi (Make: Projects)

References (Once you get a good understanding)

The TTL Databook By Texas Instruments ( Datasheets on 7400 series ICs)
TTL Cookbook by Don Lancaster (Basic data on 7400 series ICs and circuit ideas)
CMOS Cookbook 2nd edition by Don Lancaster (Basic data on 4000 series ICs and circuit Ideas)

( Fun Reference and detailed explanations by Make:)
(Start your own electronics library inexpensively! Less than $10 for a used book!)

Forrest M Mims Engineer's Notebook series:
Engineer's Mini Notebook - Volume I - Timer, Op-Amp and Optoelectronic Circuits & Projects
Engineer's Mini Notebook - Volume II - Science and Communication circuits and projects
Engineer's Mini Notebook - Volume III - Electronic Formulas, symbols, & Circuits
Engineer's Mini Notebook - Volume IV - Sensor Circuits and Projects

Forrest Mims Engineer's Notebook (Continuation of Getting started in electronics, Great Circuits)
Mims Circuit Scrapbook Vol. 1 (Great circuit ideas)
Mims Circuit Scrapbook Vol. 2 (Great Circuit ideas)


Linear Tech Design Analog Circuit Design
Analog Circuit Design: A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solution
Analog Circuit Design, Volume 2: Immersion in the Black Art of Analog Design
Analog Circuit Design Volume Three: Design Note Collection

Web Resources:

Wikipedia Electrical Engineering
Electronics Fundamentals  by ROHM semiconductor
All About Circuits
Electronics Engineering Video Blog (EEVBLOG)
The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast
The Electronics Club Page
Talking Electronics
The Oatmeal: Nikola Tesla

Circuit Simulators:

Java Applet (My favorite Circuit Simulator)
LTSpice (Linear Tech Spice Engine)
Quite Universal Circuit Simulator (Qucs)

123d Circuits By Autodesk
Circuit Lab

Test your circuit ideas on the go!
iCircuit for Android, Windows and and iPhone

The Best Ham Radio Exam preparation books By Gordon West!!! WB6NOA
Technician Class By Gordon West (2014 - 2018)
General Class By Gordon West (2015 - 2019)
Extra Class by Gordon West (2016 - 2020)

Dayton Hamvention

Supplemental Pages:

What are a perfect Pair of Headphones?


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