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 […]
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.
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 […]
How do you find the best soldering iron for a hobbyist? There are so many options. What do you really need?
A stripboard is a circuit board with holes and printed strips of metal. These boards are a good way of connecting simple to medium complicated circuits. I highly recommend using stripboards in the beginning. They give you a lot of control of your connections and it’s relatively easy to fix errors. Though when your circuit […]
If you want to make electronics you need to build circuits. Here are three methods you can use to build any kind of circuit. Build Circuits With A Breadboard Building circuits using a breadboard is super easy and quick. A breadboard is a board for prototyping. It has holes where you can stick component leads […]
Have you ever considered bringing your soldering iron on vacation? I am in Mexico at the moment and of course I have my soldering iron in my suitcase. But here the other day I got myself a surprise that I never considered could be a problem. I have an old ERSA-30 soldering iron that I […]