When visiting my parents for Christmas, my dad showed me three electronic candles that did not work anymore. He told me he had changed batteries and showed me that they did not show any signs of life. I tried to get them to work as well, but no luck. It sounded like a really fun […]
If you want to succeed at building electronics, you need to learn some practical skills.
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.
More Practical Skills:
In this mini-course, you’ll learn how to use a multimeter to take current, voltage, and resistance measurements. A multimeter is a tool you’ll be using frequently for troubleshooting, testing batteries, and a variety of other electronics-related tasks.
I was recently asked how to edit a symbol in KiCad. The question was actually how to stretch a component that was in the standard library, so I made a quick walk-through on how to do that. You can edit the symbol in the symbol editor. Just right-click on the symbol that you want to […]
Knowing how to use an oscilloscope is very useful when building electronic circuits. When your circuit is not working, it will help you figure out what is going on. I learned how to use an oscilloscope pretty much on my own. The first time I tried one, I only got some simple instructions, then I […]
Gerber files are actually images of your Printed Circuit Board (PCB). And it’s a universal way of sending your design to a PCB manufacturer. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create Gerber files in KiCad.
This step-by-step guide on PCB design will show you exactly how to design your first printed circuit boards from scratch.
Learn each step from idea to finished board. No prior experience needed.