Everyone can learn how to solder. And it’s an important skill to know want to build electronics.
Basic soldering is easy. All you need is a soldering iron and some solder. When my dad taught me as a teenager, I remember picking it up quite fast.
How to build circuits on a breadboard. How to use a multimeter. And how to solder.
However, these are just a few examples. The question is, where to start? And what tools do you need to get started?
Well, in this section, you'll learn about how to get started with these practical skills.
This page contains a resource library to help you learn the most essential practical skills in electronics.
To create a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), you need to draw holes, pads, and wires for your circuit. This skill is called PCB design and is highly useful. When you’re done, send the design to a manufacturer or you etch it yourself. Sounds hard? Don’t worry, there are many free tools out there that will […]
A breadboard is a really simple way to put together a circuit. You don’t have to solder, just plug in the components. I love to use breadboards for testing out new circuits quickly. You can build really cool things on the breadboard. For example, check out this color-changing lamp or this radar that detects my […]
A common decision to make for hobbyists and inventors is Kicad vs Eagle. Both of them are decent programs for designing your own Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). And both are very popular. But if you’re just starting out, which one should you choose? After six months of testing, I am finally ready to give you […]