«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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Grounding is confusing. I think most people who have started learning electronics have asked «What is ground?» at one point or another. Are you actually suppose to connect your circuit to the earth? I think the reason ground is confusing, is because it’s different in electronics and in high voltage electrical systems.
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 […]
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 […]