21 Jul '16, 5pm

Books You Should Read: Instruments Of Amplification

Books You Should Read: Instruments Of Amplification

Psst… Wanna make a canning jar diode? A tennis ball triode? How about a semiconductor transistor? Or do you just enjoy sitting back and following along an interesting narrative of something being made, while picking up a wealth of background, tips and sparking all sorts of ideas? In my case I wanted to make a cuprous oxide semiconductor diode and that lead me to H.P. Friedrichs’ wonderful book Instruments of Amplification . It includes such a huge collection of amplifier knowledge and is a delight to read thanks to a narrative style and frequent hands-on experiments. My well worn copy of Instruments of Amplifications DIY point-contact semiconductor transistor Friedrichs first authored another very popular book, The Voice of the Crystal , about making crystal radios, and wanted to write a second one. For those not familiar with crystal radios , they’re fun to make radios th...

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