# Basic Electronics Resource Library

## Electronic Kits For Gettings Started In Electronics

A few years ago, I found myself at a Christmas party building electronic kits with the other guests. We were all really focused. Both men and women partaking in the fun. My business partner at the time had taken the time to design a custom kit for our Christmas party. We gave one to each […]

## Getting Started In Electronics

It’s not that hard to get started in electronics as a hobby, you know. For some reason, some people like to tell beginners that it’s hard. They tell you that “You have to go to university to make electronics”. And you see those crazy schematics with lots of strange components, so you start believing that […]

## Circuit Diagram: How To Read And Understand Any Schematic

When you start learning about electronics, you might see a circuit diagram drawn with realistic looking drawings of the different components. But this method is not very effective. To make them more effective, all electronic components have been assigned much simpler symbols. And wires are drawn as lines to show how to connect them. It’s […]

## Capacitor Values – Prefixes, Standards and Calculations

There are some standard capacitor values that have developed over time. To find the value you need for your circuit you need to know how to deal with prefixes. And you need to know how to calculate capacitor values. If you have looked for capacitors, you have probably seen many different letters and weird values. […]

## Build A Circuit Efficiently With 5 Techniques

Have you ever had those times where you were really passionate about a project? But somehow you never found the time to continue on it. And before you knew it weeks turned into months and you decided to give up on it… I hate that feeling! Learn the tricks to build a circuit efficiently. I can […]

## How Transistors Work – A Simple Explanation

How transistors work is probably the hardest concept for you to understand as a beginner. At least it was for me. The problem is that almost everyone is trying to teach that a transistor is “…a semiconductor device”. And instead of just telling you what it does, they explain that “…it consists of n-doped and […]