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 […]
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.
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 […]
The binary number system is an important system in digital electronics. Because in digital electronics we are using only 1’s and 0’s. But what does this mean? That’s something I was wondering about for a long time. I thought it was something really difficult and abstract. But when I one day asked my dad about […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]