Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Gonzo Gizmos Projects & Devices
Your local pubic Library is a great source for electronics and project books. Here is a cool book I picked up, Gonzo Gizmos Projects & Devices by Simon Quellen Field.
A look at the contents:
Light and Optics
The book has many interesting projects but what caught my eye was the Radio section. Crystal radios (always a favorite of mine) homemade capacitors, diodes, and radios made with just a few components.
The film cannons, laser communicator, and solar hot dog cooker are worth a look. The plastic hydrogen bomb will be a read only at this house. The book is written in a very down to earth easy format with tons of pictures.
One review from the back cover "Even the Professor from Gilligan's Island could learn a trick or two from Simon Field".
I find that less technical is a better read after a long day of work.
Just a fun read!