Sometimes when I need to relax and focus, I listen to recordings of nature sounds. Like birds singing and insects buzzing in a summer garden.
But today I realized I could just open the window!
That means the summer has set in for real here in Norway.
The summer is usually a time when we have more time on our hands.
How about you use that extra time to learn a new skill?
To learn a new skill, it’s not enough to read. You also have to practice.
But where do you start?
And exactly what should you practice?
Lately, I’ve spent time updating my website with free lessons:
With new categories so that you can find the topics you’re most interested in.
You can use it to learn new skills.
Here are a few examples:
Learn a skill: Soldering
- Find some interesting circuits you’d like to try (Category: Circuits)
- Buy the components you need + a prototyping board or two (Category: Basic Electronics)
- Follow the circuit diagram and solder the circuits onto the prototyping board (Category: Practical Skills)
Learn a skill: PCB Design
- Go through the KiCad tutorial on how to make your first PCB (Category: PCB Design)
- Find a circuit diagram for an interesting project (Category: Circuits)
- Design that circuit diagram in KiCad (Category: PCB Design)
- Order board prototypes and the necessary components (Category: PCB Design)
- Then solder up your PCB (Category: Practical Skills)
Learn a skill: Building circuits on a breadboard
- Go through the guide and video on how to use a breadboard (Category: Basic Electronics)
- Find a fun circuit to try. For example, the blinking LED circuit (Category: Basic Electronics)
- Order a breadboard and the necessary components (Category: Basic Electronics)
- Build the circuit (Category: Basic Electronics)
- Find more circuits to practice with (Category: Circuits)
There are lots of skills you can learn this summer. What’s it going to be for you?
If you want to learn with support and become part of a group of friendly hobbyists, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, teachers, and more – I also want to invite you to check out Ohmify. More info here:
Keep On Soldering!
Oyvind @ build-electronic-circuits.com