The hardest thing about building electronic circuits for fun is trying to find designs that are relatively simple and inexpensive, yet still useful for real working applications. "Hot ICs for the Electronics Hobbyist" attempts to solve that problem by bringing together the best low-cost circuit designs for experimenters. Types range from simple power converters and function generators to practical ICs for video, audio, sound effects, alarm, timer, and filter devices. Many of the circuits shown are new. Each includes a discussion of terms and parameters, a pinout diagram, suggested uses, and other important data, and the appendices contain a complete listing of distributions. Stan Gibilisco is author of the "International Encyclopedia of Integrated Circuits", 2nd edition, and coauthor of the award-winning reference "Encyclopedia of Electronics", 2nd edition.