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 […]
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:
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.
The only soldering tools you really need to get started with soldering are a soldering iron and some solder. If you just want to get started, that’s what I recommend you get.
But even though you can do a lot with just a soldering iron, getting a few extra tools could make things easier.
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.