Just some of the many books I’m fond of.
There are many more. These days mostly in ebook or PDF format on a tablet but nothing beats being able to scribble in a margin.
Shown here are;
Loadbang. A hardcopy of Johannes Kreidler’s online manual for pure data.
Handmade Electronic Music by Nicolas Collins (an absolute bible for DIY sound making)
Arduino for Musicians by Brent Edstrom (everything, and I do mean everything you need to make music with Arduino or Teensy mcu all laid out in a great learning format)
Teach yourself electronics by Malcolm Plant. (Electronics explained in excruciating detail and at times overly complex…until you get stuck and it’s all there)
IC 555 projects by E.A.Parr (my late 70’s goldmine - I was very late discovering Forrest Mimms)
Make: Analog Synthesizers. (Testament to the sheer brilliance of Ray Wilson. You need this)
D.I.Y. Projects for guitarists by Craig Anderton (one of several guitar/amp electronic books I own. Some so old the parts no longer exist. But unlike web site repositories the projects are “verified” and generally reliable)
So, a few to start with. What’s on your shelf?
I used to have to ditch my dad at the Edinburgh central library to go peek and take notes from that wonderful book. Such tomes of disaster were banned by my parents after such minor incidents as the shed that blew up all by itself, the 2 meter hole in the garage roof that appeared all by itself and the toffee rocket bicycle vs police car collision that appeared … to be totally my fault. Read more in my never to be published “Pyro Diary ages 6-10”
Really glad I searched in the forum for ‘‘books’’.
I started my diy/electronics maybe a year ago and had then very basic knowledge. Now I can say I started to understand quite a lot more. Yet now its also the moment I felt the need of a next step, more proper learning than internet surfing.
Great to double check my wish-listed Make Analog Synth, Project for Guitarists, Arduino for Musicians !
And great new additional books i didn’t know about. Hopefully findable on Abebooks.
Does anyone have an opinion on the following?
Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects
Earl Boysen & Harry-Kybett
hey up!! alas I dont have any of those actually! I have a few books here and there, I have em in a book case with the magazines I have. and yeah obviously if someone wants to have a browse im sure itll be fine! to be honest I need to gauge how the first season goes wether its going to just be in the museum or behind key, need to gauge how many plonkers are out and about hahaha
plus a lot of the old mags have not fared super well over time, pretty fragile so yeah pretty sure they will be an ask about em, and wee can pull out a few to peruse kinda thingy.
You could always get a few select copies reprinted by a commercial printer from the PDFs available online. Then you could sell them/have them for people to take away with them(not sure about copyright etc there though).
I was about to joke about all of them being written by R. A. Penfold who wrote a book every week or something, but seems most of them are written by B. B. Babani whose publishing company is still around (well, they last updated their twitter in 2018 so only moderately active, I guess).