# Basic Electronics Resource Library

## Through-Hole Components or Not?

«It went through the circuit board, like a knife through warm butter.» This could have been the intro to an incredibly capturing novel about through-hole components. But it’s not. I don’t think anyone has made a novel about such a narrow topic. Oh, wait! I had to do an Amazon search after writing that. Turns […]

## How To Use SMD Components?

SMD components are small and kind of scary if you have never used them before. And the first time you want to solder one – you will probably start to doubt if you’re actually able to do it. Even though I have soldered many SMD components, I still get that “Oh man, that component looks […]

## The Simple Way To Use a Datasheet

I was sitting in front of my computer. It was the first time ever, that I was looking at a datasheet. I didn’t understand anything. This was too hard. So I closed it. But I tried again and again. And little by little, I started to get familiar with the information in the datasheet. And […]

## Learn What an Integrated Circuit Does to Your Circuit

Are you curious about the integrated circuit? Back in the days when I studied microelectronics, I made my own integrated circuit. That was an incredible experience! I learned so much. And it gave me a pretty good insight into what this component is. An integrated circuit is simply any type of circuit, made to fit […]

## What You Need to Know About Current, Voltage and Resistance

Current, voltage and resistance are three important concepts in electronics. I didn’t have a clue about these things when I started out. But I could still build fun things, by following the circuit diagrams I found. I just didn’t know what was going on. When I started learning about basic electricity in school, many pieces […]

## The Simple Guide To Learning Electronics For Beginners

Electronics for beginners is a topic I love. There are too many people out there trying to preach that electronics is hard. Of course it takes time to become an expert. But you can start having fun, and build useful things pretty much right away. And it’s easy! Wouldn’t it be cool to make something […]