Are you struggling to understand circuits and see how currents flow? I wrote this based on an interaction I had with Gary. And maybe it can help you. I was developing some new material for a course. And I used Gary as my test subject. He’s an adult British gentleman with no electronics background whatsoever. […]
If you want to learn and build your own inventions with electronics, you need to learn the basics of electronics.
Without a good understanding of basic concepts such as current and voltage, it's going to be hard (or impossible) to understand how different circuits work.
But it doesn't have to be hard. Do *not* confuse basic electronics with "all electronics theory that exist". A lot of books and blogs make this mistake. And it's discouraging for beginners.
Basic electronics is easy.
This page is a library of resources to help you learn the real basics of electronics.
There’s a bunch of places to buy electronic components. Myself, I love to go to a brick-and-mortar store to buy components, because then I can get them without waiting. Unfortunately, many cities don’t have these anymore. So what do you do?
An inductor is just a coil of wire.
It’s incredibly easy to make one — just make some loops with a wire. But because wires create magnetic fields, you’ll soon see that it can do some interesting stuff.
That’s what you’ll learn in this article.
Electronic schematics are like recipes for electronics. They tell you what ingredients to use and how to mix the ingredients. But instead of using text to explain the recipe, a drawing is used. They are also called circuit diagrams. Read how to read schematics here.
So you want to learn electronics? There are many ways to Rome, but some are more fun than others =) When I started out, I started with asking my dad questions like “How can I make a light flash?”. He always had a simple explanation. Then I went down in our basement and tried to […]
Electric current is what you get when electric charge moves around a circuit. It’s pretty simple when you finally get it. But there are some common pitfalls that can give you the wrong idea when learning. And if you don’t know what current is and how it works, it’s a huge source of confusion when […]