A Field Guide to Household Technology

A Field Guide to Household Technology

Ed Sobey


Illustrating how a fireplace alarm detects smoke and what the “plasma” is in a plasma display tv, this interesting guide explains how daily loved ones units functionality and function. greater than one hundred eighty various family applied sciences are coated, together with instruments precise to condo structures and houseboats. units are grouped in keeping with their "habitats"—the front room, relations room, den, bed room, kitchen, rest room, and basement—and characteristic a detailed description of what the machine does and the way it really works, in addition to a photo for simple identity. With priceless sidebars describing similar technical concerns, similar to why an inexpensive dimmer swap can intrude with radio reception, this instruction manual for curious readers offers rigorously certain descriptions and the heritage in the back of a few of the older loved ones applied sciences like toasters and taps to more recent applied sciences like movement detectors, TiVo, and satellite tv for pc radio.

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