Build Your Own Low-Cost Data Acquisition and Display Devices
||Author: Jeffrey Hirst Johnson|
List Price: $24.95
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics (September, 1993)
Sales Rank: 87,369
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
a very pratical book that worth its price
I AM FROM MALAYSIA, GOOD TECHNICAL BOOKS ON COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS ARE CONSIDER RARE IF NOT NONE. I PICK THIS BOOKS FROM SINGAPORE FOR SS45.49 AND I STRONGLY FEEL ITS MONEY WORTH, THE SAD PART IS I HAD TO TYPE SOURCE PROGRAM MYSELF, I DO NOT MIND PAYING FOR THE COMPANION DISK. I HOPE THE AUTHOR WILL HAVE WEB SITE WHERE I CAN JUST DOWNLOAD FOR A FEE.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Better books out there
There are much better books out there. I bought this book because it discusses both the parallel port and the serial port. Many of the other books give you several projects to use for experiments. This book only has one project. I wish more pages had been used to cover interfacing the PC with other ADC/DAC chips. Ciruits that are easy for the novice understand and assemble. The source code is not include on disk or CD, and all of the source is in Pascal. Perhaps using Basic or C would be better. Ideally, source and executables would be great. In general, I did not learn much from this book.
Rating: 5 out of 5
I'm not an Electronics Engineer, but I feel very comfortable with this book. I learned my electronics over 30 years ago. So my knowledge is weak, dated, to say the least. However, I've tried to keep an interest in electronics. I come from an industrial background. I'm accustomed to building power plants, refineries, etc. Then came PC's. Well I waited until the 486 came out. Anything less was a joke. Now I want to connect everything to my PC. This book is just right for me. I took refresher courses at the local college to "bone_up" a bit on my antiquated electronics. I'm not a PROGRAMMER either, but the programming in this book is done already. I think it could be scanned....Whoops!
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