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Neural Networks for Electronics Hobbyists

A Non-Technical Project-Based Introduction

Authors: McKeon, Richard

  • Learn through a hardware-based approach to neural networks versus implementing a network in software
  • No technical background or programming skills are required
  • The in-book project is made from inexpensive, readily available parts
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About this book

Learn how to implement and build a neural network with this non-technical, project-based book as your guide. As you work through the chapters, you'll build an electronics project, providing a hands-on experience in training a network. 
There are no prerequisites here and you won't see a single line of computer code in this book. Instead, it takes a hardware approach using very simple electronic components. You'll start off with an interesting non-technical introduction to neural networks, and then construct an electronics project. The project isn't complicated, but it illustrates how back propagation can be used to adjust connection strengths or "weights" and train a network. 
By the end of this book, you'll be able to take what you've learned and apply it to your own projects. If you like to tinker around with components and build circuits on a breadboard, Neural Networks for Electronics Hobbyists is the book for you. 
What You'll Learn

  • Gain a practical introduction to neural networks
  • Review techniques for training networks with electrical hardware and supervised learning
  • Understand how parallel processing differs from standard sequential programming
Who This Book Is For

Anyone interest in neural networks, from electronic hobbyists looking for an interesting project to build, to a layperson with no experience. Programmers familiar with neural networks but have only implemented them using computer code will also benefit from this book.

About the authors

Richard McKeon has spent the last 40 years designing circuits and building communication networks. Currently living in Prescott, Arizona, Rick spends his time pursuing his passion for writing, playing music, and teaching. Some of his interests also include hiking, treasure hunting, recreational mathematics, photography and experimenting with microcontrollers.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $14.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3507-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $19.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3506-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neural Networks for Electronics Hobbyists
Book Subtitle
A Non-Technical Project-Based Introduction
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Richard McKeon
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3507-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3507-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3506-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 139
Number of Illustrations and Tables
73 b/w illustrations
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