Why Are Electronics Books So Hard?

A few weeks ago, I went to the library with my wife. I checked out some of the electronics books they had, and something interesting dawned upon me… First, I have to say that I feel confident in my ability to build pretty much anything when it comes to electronics. I’ve designed microchips, I’ve designed

Learn Electronics With These 10 Simple Steps

Do you want to learn electronics, so that you can build your own gadgets? There is a ton of resources on learning electronics – so where do you start?

And what do you actually need?

And in which order?

Components on a stripboard

If you don’t know what you need to learn, you can easily waste a lot of time learning unnecessary things.

And if you skip some of the simple but crucial first steps, you’ll struggle with even the basic circuits for a long time.

Electronics Books For the Enthusiast

Electronics for kids by Oyvind Nydal Dahl (Front cover)Sometimes I really enjoy diving into electronics books with a freshly brewed coffee by my side. Just immersing into some interesting subject. But it is really important to not get stuck in the books. You need to get your soldering iron out and practice what you learn. Otherwise it’s no use learning it, right?

There are many electronics books available today. And they can differ quite a bit in how they are written. And I love that! People like to learn in different ways. Some like the extremely detailed and heavy theory book, while other like to get practical and learn by doing.

In this article I’m going to cover a few electronics books that will help you learn electronics from scratch or expand on the knowledge that you have already gained.

Electronics For Kids – Build Cool Things With Electronics

Electronics for kids by Oyvind Nydal Dahl (Front cover)Electronics For Kids is the ultimate book for kids that want to learn how to build cool things with electronics.

I wrote it as the book I would have loved to have when growing up.

It’s suitable for all “kids” that are interested in electronics, even if you’re 8 or 100 years old.

The book is very hands-on, and you’ll get to build projects like a motor, a lemon-powered LED light, an electronic coin-tosser, a really cool LED reaction game, and much more.

It has been praised in several magazines such as The MagPi magazine (issue #50), the Wall Street Journal and Geekdad.

Electronics For Kids is available from:

The Simple Guide To Learning Electronics For Beginners

Oyvind Nydal Dahl testing an LCD display

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 like a remote control or an amplifier? Or maybe something more advanced like a quadcopter or a mobile phone?

Do these steps, and you will be well on your way to building whatever gadget you are dreaming about.

Electronic Kits For Gettings Started In Electronics

Arduino Shield LED Matrix kit

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 guest.

How I Learned The Flashing Light Circuit

The flashing light circuit was the first circuit I ever built.

I was at home and probably around 14 years old at the time. I was walking between the television and my computer as I used to. I would surf the net, then I’d hear something interesting from the television which my mom and dad was watching and I would walk over to see. Then back again to my computer.

I was pretty bored. But this was my routine.