We’ve opened up our library to help you build your skills and knowledge! Get a new FREE eBook every single day!
Every day Packt Publishing is giving away books for free to help teach new tech skills
Packt Publishing will be throwing open the virtual doors of its new Free Learning Library and offering its customers a daily chance to grab a fresh free eBook from its website. The publisher is encouraging people to learn new skills and try out new technologies and so every day it will be offering a different eBook from its huge list of titles free for anyone to download.
The Free Learning Library will be open year-round but each title will only be up for 24 hours, so make sure you keep checking back to get your hands on the latest book! Packt has well over 2000 titles published and the range of topics that could potentially feature is huge. From AngularJS to Zabbix, there’s going to be something to appeal to everyone – this is a great opportunity to try out a different technology or a new technique.
All you’ll have to do is simply click on the day’s free eBook and it will instantly be added to your account. New customers are also encouraged to take advantage, with the offer being a brilliant chance to try out Packt’s great range of books and products – all that’s required is a Packt account.
Packt Free Learning Library – [Link]
Book #1 : Starting with the electronics hobby – Free to download
Other 4 ebooks are available to purchase. John @ www.theelectronicsbook.com writes:
This book will teach you all the basic rules of the electric circuits world. It will guide you step by step with pictures and examples. More than 80 pages of theoretical and practical information.
This book includes the following subjects: Electric current, voltage, Resistance, Water-electronics analogy, Ohm’s law, Waveforms, What is a multi-meter?, Using multi-meter, Component’s part number, Symbols of components , Searching methods for components, datasheets, Resistance color code, Circuits with resistors , Experiment: Resistance measurement and many more basic rules of the electronic circuit.
No previous knowledge is required. Starting from the basics and moving on to practical electronics. Many examples and experiments on every electronic component. Full of pictures for better understanding.
Free ebook – Starting with the electronics hobby – [Link]
Tubebooks is “a collection of vintage engineering texts, vacuum tube datasheets, and other obsolete information, presented free of charge and without annoying advertisements.”
Online vintage tech library – [Link]
Block Diagram (SBD) – Tablet – TI.com. [via]
Texas Instruments (TI) offers a variety of semiconductor solutions for tablets and eBooks. The OMAPTM processor shown in the system diagram perfectly balances power and performance to give designers and end users an optimal multimedia solution. Also represented is an extensive array of solutions for tablets and eBooks that support wireless connectivity, video, audio and power management. The selection guide on the following page is a sampling of TI devices available to streamline your design process.
Tablet and eBook System Diagram from TI – [Link]
Free license study guides
Dan KB6NU writes:
Currently, I offer study guides for the first two license classes, the Technician Class and the General Class, and I’ll be publishing a study guide for the Extra Class license next year.
I call them “no nonsense” license study guides because all I cover are the questions that might appear on the test. The philosophy behind this is that the quicker someone gets a license, the sooner they’ll really be able to learn about the hobby, whether that’s electronics or antennas or propagation or whatever.
The study guides are available in three different formats:
- FREE! There’s a free PDF download available from my website.
- E-book. There are Kindle and Nook e-book versions available from the Amazon and Barnes&Noble websites. The cost for the e-book version is $7.99.
- Print. Yes, a dead tree version is available if you really want one. These cost $12, shipped, and are also available from my website.
Amateur Radio No-Nonsense Study Guides – [Link]
If you would like to learn more about PIC microcontrollers here is a nice ebook from mikroe.com. Learn what a microcontroller is and how it works. It includes numerous illustrations and practical examples along with a detailed description of the PIC16F887 microcontroller. Check it out!
PIC Microcontrollers – Free eBook! – [Link]
Justin Huynh build an Open Source Ebook Reader based on Beagleboard OMAP platform by Texas Instruments. Ebook reader Hardware is based on a number of modules such as: Liquidware BeagleTouch OLED module, and a BeagleJuice Lithium Ion battery power pack and Software is based on the open source FBReader by Geometer Plus. [via]
DIY BeagleBoard-based Open Source Ebook Reader – [Link]
A beginner’s reference to the programming syntax of the Arduino microcontroller. Includes information on program structure, variables, datatypes, arithmetic, constants, flow control, and most of the common functions of the core library. Also includes an appendix with schematics and simple programs for several common tasks. [via]
Arduino Programming Notebook – [Link]