STARTING ELECTRONICS - publisher : Newnes Wood - Metal - Plastic ISBN 0-00-327351-2 Keith Brindley
An 'introduction to electronics' paperback with sections on Capacitors, Transistors, 555 timers and the basics of beginners electronics.
MICROELECTRONICS - publisher : Cassell Starting Design & Technology ISBN 0-304-325015 John Lynch Series editor : John Cave
A clearly illustrated book ( B&W ) introducing Logic gates, Multivibrators, 55 Timers and Dedicated IC's - First published in the early 1990's and now not readily available but a useful series of exercises to have to hand.
DESIGN & MAKE IT - ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS Publisher : Stanley Thornes ISBN 0-7487-2473-7 Dave Mawson, Paul Bell, Philip Poole, Tristram Shepherd
One of the well-known 'Design & Make It' Series used in many classrooms. Electronics fundamental to the study of the subject at GCSE are introduced through a series of small 'product design' tasks - any of which could be the basis for a GCSE final project. The first is based around designing and making a digital lock, whilst the second is based on making an electronic timing device. The final tasks create an alarm for a production company and the an electronic toy / game for a young child.