Do you have a circuit that doesn’t work? Do you feel you’ve done everything you could? You’ve reconnected the circuit 100 times, and it still doesn’t work? You’ve put in so much effort, but still no reward… How does that feel? Are you starting to feel like building electronic circuits might not be for you? […]
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.
Do you have an idea for an electronics project that you want to build? Are you stuck because you don’t know how to start? Well, then this is for you… Whenever I take on a new project that is very different from anything I’ve ever done before, this happens: Let’s say I want to build […]
The potentiometer is a handy little component that you really should know how to use. It’s used in circuits a lot, such as to control the volume of music equipment, control the brightness of a light, and much more. If you’re not familiar with it, it can seem complicated to use in a circuit. But […]
Do you wonder what the resistor color codes on your resistor mean? Resistors have color bands on them. Usually 4 or 5. You can easily figure out the resistance value of your resistor by looking at theses bands and comparing them with the colors in the table below. Further down this page, you’ll find examples […]
Do you want to learn electronics, so that you can build your own gadgets? There is a ton of resources on learning electronics – so where do you start? And what do you actually need? And in which order? If you don’t know what you need to learn, you can easily waste a lot of […]
Electronics For Kids is the ultimate book for kids that want to learn how to build cool things with electronics. I wrote it as the book I would have loved to have when growing up. It’s suitable for all “kids” that are interested in electronics, even if you’re 8 or 100 years old. The book […]