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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.
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 […]
When you design a circuit board, you need to follow the PCB design rules of your manufacturer. These rules are the limits of the machine that makes the circuit boards. The first time I looked at the rules I got really bummed out because it seemed so freakin’ complicated. “Why can’t they just make my […]
6 steps for how to build a circuit: Find a circuit diagram Draw the circuit diagram into Eagle Draw board layout in eagle Get your circuit board made Order components Solder components to your board