Do you have an idea for an electronic product that you know will sell? Do you know how to create it? Back in the days, my friends Olav and Elias and I were certain that we had a revolutionary product idea. We wanted to develop a touch-less controller for games, so that you could play […]
Practical Skills in Electronics
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.
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 was left to myself to figure things out. But I found that it wasn’t really that hard… The oscilloscope can be a bit overwhelming with all its functions. But […]
The right soldering temperature is something many don’t really think about. But, have you ever used one of those soldering irons with a variable temperature setting? If you have, you might be wondering the same thing as Jyri. Jyri wrote to me in an email about soldering and asked: “I always wondered – what is […]
Can you get money for your old circuit boards? Apparently yes… Anne Staley wrote to me a while back. She was very enthusiastic about the environment and recycling. And she asked me if she could write an article on my blog about this. I answered that it probably wasn’t something for my blog. But she […]
Oh man! When I made my first printed circuit board, I was so thrilled! It was extremely satisfying to be able to touch my own circuit board design. And today it’s time you learn it too. And the truth is that the process isn’t that hard. There are just a few steps you need to […]
Throughout my electronics career I have used several different soldering techniques. In the beginning I only used my soldering iron. I was able to do almost everything with my iron. But there are situations where using a different technique is much simpler. So let’s have a look at different soldering techniques. And at the end […]