“There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who understand binary. And those who don’t.”
That’s a binary joke.
Those who understand binary will get it ;)
When it comes to learning electronics, I see that people usually have a preference. They either want to learn to build analog circuits, or they want to learn to build microcontroller projects.
If you know what you want to focus on, you can save a lot of time.
I recently talked with a member of Ohmify about this.
He was struggling to understand a complicated transistor circuit.
But what he really wanted was to be able to build projects using microcontrollers.
So he was getting frustrated.
He didn’t see any progress towards his goal.
So I told him that he didn’t need to understand the transistor circuit. That he could jump right into learning about microcontroller circuits.
Suddenly he wasn’t stuck anymore.
I’ve seen the opposite happen too.
Frank from Florida was retired. And not much of a computer guy. He prefers tinkering with his hands.
He had jumped right into one of the microcontroller courses on Ohmify.
But he hated coding.
And it’s pretty frustrating to do a microcontroller course when you hate coding.
So I told him he could just ignore the microcontroller course and rather focus on analog electronics.
No more frustration.
Both of them can of course jump over “to the other side” at any moment in the future. But no need to frustrate yourself with something that is not what you want.
Remember to focus on what you want.
By the way – I have about 30 books left of the A Beginner’s Guide To Circuits in the US now. They went like hot cakes!
In the UK warehouse, I only have 2 left. So all orders (except the two first) will be sent from the US.
I have enough kits for everyone.
You can order it from this page:
Keep On Soldering!
Oyvind @ build-electronic-circuits.com