Windell Oskay and Eric Schlaepfer, of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories and Tube Time respectively, have penned a ebook which seems at electronics differently — actually slicing issues in half to disclose design options that evade the on a regular basis eye: Open Circuits.
“Open Circuits is a espresso desk ebook filled with cross-section images of digital elements, together with photographs of these elements in context, and descriptions of how they work,” Oskay explains of the ebook, revealed by No Starch Press and launched this week.
Open Circuits presents a take a look at a facet of electronics few get to see: the interior design. (📷: Oskay, Schlaepfer)
Described as a “photographic exploration of the surprisingly lovely design ready to be found inside on a regular basis digital gadgets,” Open Circuits covers a gamut of know-how new and previous — opening with a take a look at “easy” passive elements and dealing its manner by way of semiconductors, electromechanical gadgets, cables and connectors, retro know-how, and composite gadgets — earlier than providing a behind-the-scenes take a look at how the cross-sectional imagery was created.
In assist of the ebook’s launch, the authors have launched an internet site providing high-resolution digital variations of a number of the 130 elements lined in its pages — together with “outtake” photos that by no means made it to print.
The ebook is now obtainable from a variety of shops linked from the official web site at $39.99, whereas these buying straight from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories can have their copy signed at no extra cost.