Book review: Electronic Circuits for All
I met the authors of this book during the 2016 edition of Elektor’s Fast Forward Award event at the electronica trade show Munich. There, Michael Shustov and his son Andrey Shustov proudly presented a new composite-component called the baristor for barrier-resistor. And sure enough their contribution was awarded with a prize for taking home to their native country: Russia. Barring the odd opamp, Messrs Shustov’s designs invariably include 1970’s/80’s/90’s components of the dead common type besides some rarer ones, but always discrete parts of the kind you can still grab by two or three leads. Having heard the baristor discussed in Munich back in 2016 I was curious to see how these obvious fans of let’s say old school electronic parts fared in a book publication.