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 […]
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.
How can you make a circuit design of any idea you have, from scratch? How can you take that idea you have in your head – and turn it into a schematic diagram? How do you choose the right components, and put them together in the right way? A lot of people have asked me […]
When I started learning about electronics, I never cared about goal setting. I had no clue about what it was. As soon as I had an idea, I brought out my soldering iron and started to put things together. Even though that was fun, it wasn’t very efficient. And a lot of the times I never finished what I started…
It wasn’t until several years later that I stumbled upon a technique that became a game changer.
Sometimes I find myself bubbling with ideas for amazing projects to build!
But unfortunately this is not always the case… Sometimes I just can’t come up with a single idea. I’m just totally stuck. But over the years, I have armed myself with a secret weapon against it…
One of the most important steps of building electronic projects is not soldering. It is not drawing a schematic. And it is not debugging you circuit…
The most important step is a step that comes before all those steps. And it’s a step that is easy to skip, because you want to start building. At least I have on several occasions.
The 555 timer is a chip that we use to get timing into our circuits without using a microcontroller. What can you do with timing, you ask? Lots of things! It’s pretty cheap and has been around for a long time. Here is what everybody ought to know about it.