Practical Skills in Electronics

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.


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PCB Design Rules

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 […]

Eagle Autorouter Tutorial

In this short and simple tutorial I am going to walk you through how to use the Eagle autorouter with net classes. The net classes feature lets you select different widths for each net. This is useful if you for example want your power traces to be thicker than your signal traces. In this example we’ll set up a new net class for our ground net. And we’ll set the default width for all the other nets.

Electronic Components Online

Buying electronic components online is an easy way to get the components you need. There are many stores that sell electronic components and many can ship worldwide in just a few days. If you are a beginner, it might be useful for you to read about the basic electronic components found in circuits.