Old Tandy electronic guide book

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  1. uriah1

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    Whoa. Little old book on electronics.
    Sort of fun. 5D0BA61D-74D7-4D14-A048-B369AA2559E7.jpeg
     
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    Nice man! Ha! It's funny you post about Tandy cause I was just thinking the other day about the Tandy 1000 that I drooled over in 1982... Man, for that time that PC was the baddest thing out there, but there was no way I could afford the 1100.00 price for it (about 3-4K in todays $). Never forgot that bad boy though... ahhh... the early days of PC's... what a magical time that was. Wish I'd bought Apple stock ;)
     
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    That is cool. I’d love to have a copy of it. I’d pay good money for it
     
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    Thank you @Urshurak776 Just saved that PDF to my desktop.
    128 pages to the laser printer, double-sided = 64 pages!

    For more background info:
    https://hackaday.com/2017/01/18/for...e-notebooks-that-launched-a-thousand-careers/

    AND THANKS @uriah1

    Full version of Mims’ “Engineer’s Notebook” PDF here:
    http://www.zpag.net/Electroniques/Kit/The Forrest Mims Engineers Notebook.pdf

    AND… the original:
    Engineer’s Mini-Notebook / Basic Semiconductor Circuits / pdf (26 pages)

    https://www.n5dux.com/ham/files/pdf/Forrest Mims - Basic Semiconductor Circuits.pdf
     
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    OK, I know nothing about electronics, but liked the simplicity of presentation, (not necessarily understand the actual content), of those pages in the first post.

    But WHAT am I looking at on this book cover here?
     
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    Front of book .. just more from it
     

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    But what's the image ( the electronics) on that front cover?
     
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    Don't have that book, but I've got 3 from the same author/series.
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    Interesting stuff throughout.
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    The pages (browning) are showing their age.
     
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    My wife says could be logic gates. She is ee.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Here's that first photo rotated:

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    I'm not sure if I had that book as a kid, but I loved Radio Shack -- the first computer I owned was a TRS-80 Model I with a blazing fast 300 baud Hayes Smartmodem. ;) Good times.
     
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    Yep, the Forrest Mims book and mini- notebooks are great resources. Easy to understand and lots of useful "building block" circuits.

    BTW, here's his site and you can still buy the main book on Amazon.

    http://www.forrestmims.org/
     
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    I'd pay good money to have somebody read it to me. :)
     
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    I have the same book. It was one of my scores when the local Radio Shack went out of business.
     
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    I hold a First Phone FCC License (First Class Radio Telephone Operator’s ticket) and have a pretty good understanding of electronic theory. The Tandy book is so cool. It would be a nice addition to my library. I have so many esoteric books on a myriad of subjects it occasionally boggles my mind
     
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    I had one of those or similar books. Not sure that I learned a lot from them, but my own electrical/electronic notes took in that same form and look.
    Years later I was at a work related training in New York. I used my old college method of learning by reciting my notes at night.
    They mostly all came out looking like those pages. My instructor borrowed my notes and made copies for their future classes.

    You're welcome Soudronic, I'm still waiting for my technical writing check.
     
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    Its a circuit built on a breadboard. Like this:
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    What the circuit is is anyone's guess. Could be a Fuzz Face :D
     
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