Last updated on May 28th, 2022 at 07:41 pm
I am going to show how to learn electronics for beginners. Imagine that you are interested in learning new things that are not familiar and everything seems confusing.
I used to be like that. Therefore, I do not want you to be like me. We should start from a simple. Until you have developed without knowing it.
Let me explain it to you, in step-by-step learning.
What/Why/Who learns electronics?
I have three answers to the above questions that will help you see it more clearly.
1# What is Electronics?
Electronics are something around us. For example, cell phones, computers, televisions, etc.
Every appliance needs electricity as energy by plugging in a house or charging with the AC adapter.
Inside these appliances consist of devices called electronic components.
They are connected in a manner known as the electronic circuit.
By using these appliances, we do not need to learn the workings of the electronic circuit inside them.
2# Why learn Electronics?
There are a lot of reasons to should learn electronics. But the 4 main benefits are:
Be able to build electronic circuits
If you have a passion for electronics. You should learn electronics by using electronic circuits to create fun projects. To solve everyday problems and make your free time enjoyable.
Save time & money
Also, if you have technical skills. You can save money. Because when the appliance is broken. You can try to repair it first.
Great future awaits
Learning electronic circuits is a very good skill or ability.
Imagine you can build electronic circuits. Understand its working principle, until becoming an expert. When there is a job opportunity, you could be selected to work.
Great for studying
Moreover, it is great for studying too. Because electronics is a branch of science. Which has a clear reason, therefore it can be understood in a systematic way.
But learning the principle of its operation alone is a tedious thing. Therefore, it is better to learn by building electronic circuits.
3# Who should learn electronics?
Change the old way of thinking. Electronics are not as difficult as you think, you could easily learn them.
- A student or anyone who is interested in electronics as a hobby.
- Parents who looking for a good activity for their children.
- Even a homeschooling parent wants to teach their children to learn electronics as well as me.
It is very difficult to make electronics easy for kids. Therefore, parents should learn together with their kids.
It is not too late for you!
Some of my friends are about sixty years old. Play with their grandchildren about electronics. It is a fun activity.
Electronics are the ultimate activity for retirees.
We can create projects with concentration, interact, and really experiment with devices. Sometimes we do simple math calculations to solve problems. Therefore, our brain has developed nonstop.
Also, we moved the body when creating a large project (sometimes).
Or even that failed project, we also learned something. Maybe it will also benefit other people not to make the same mistake as ours, by sharing experiences.
What is the best way to learn?
You have seen a lot of content. Then, how would you start? What method is best?
Imagine you are sitting in the classroom studying scientific theory. Many people may be bored. And can not remember all the theories.
Let’s learn through problems
I believe that problems are the cause of learning in everything around us.
In the past, we were in the dark. Therefore, we create a light bulb. The building process is great learning. And, an important tool is time and regular in the experiment.
What about you? Let the problem go through or fix it.
In my opinion, we do not need to know the theory of all electronics. But, we should always develop our way of thinking. So that we can solve the future problem in the best way possible.
How to learn electronics in simple ways
Now you probably have the dream. For example, you want to build a circuit, modify the circuit, and make practical use of various circuits.
But it has many components and details. It may cause some confusion.
The best way to learn electronics!
My mom used to teach me that we always have various ways to reach a goal.
Every learning has an important condition: Time and consistency.
Or, if the target is far away, walk slowly and steadily.
Learning about Electronics is like planting trees, it takes time and little watering regularly.
How long does it take to learn electronics? We cannot receive a lot of information about electronics at the same time. Therefore, take a little time to learn it regularly, and let’s find out what kind of tree are we.
Let’s get started with these 3 steps.
Step 1# Understand basic electronics
Quick common Electronics components
Because we need to use them to build Electronics circuits. If without learning the name and how do they work.
Else, We would not be able to use them. Therefore, we should not expect to finish any Electronic circuit.
Learn electronics circuit Symbols
They are pictogram that shows instead of electronic components or a simplified version of real electronics components.
Used in circuit design, creation, repair, modification, learning, and more about electronics circuits.
Learn the relationship between voltage, current, resistance, and power by comparing the flow of water easily. Look at Ohm’s Law, basic electricity you should know.
Step 2# Learn Basic Electronics components, Block Diagram in detail
There are many electronic components. But what should we learn? Frequently used And important. I compiled the content in 5 parts, below as follows.
Let me tell you about the resistor color code and how it works.
We often look at a lot of resistors in many electronic circuits.
Do you know how to use it…
We always use capacitors in electronic circuits.
But Do you understand them enough? Review now!
You may improve its operation.
Learn basic uses of capacitors, Capacitance, capacitive reactance Xc. Connecting them in parallel and series.
We can use RC time constant and coupling circuits.
The First time learning how to use LEDs.
It is a good teacher to learn a current limiting.
We often use a Zener diode in a lot of the electronic circuits. But…Do you understand well enough?
Learn transistor works, old parts But, we often use it. Because of durable, high current.
Whether any reason. Let’s learn they work in a simple way.
Have ever seen SCR? Some may use it instead of switches and relays.
Because we have seen it works high speed and quiet.
Learn how does NE555 timer work. Datasheet, Pinout, Circuit diagram inside.
See basic stable multivibrator (Free-running) or square wave oscillator circuit.
Step 3# Building the circuits
Electronics is a mechanic. Although you understand the principles of electronic work very well. But also need to practice technician techniques. This section makes your work to be complete smoothly. Of course, it takes practice, repeated many times, to become skilled.
How to solder on circuit board and Wires
Why project does not work? Sometimes the solder joint is bad. You need to know tips on how to solder a circuit board. Easy but have to practice!
If you are looking for some electronic components for your projects.
I would like to recommend to you some electronic supplies store.
We probably used to use lead-acid batteries. But do you understand how to basic charge it yet?
Of course, we need to adequately understand the principles of electronics. So you can create the project exactly as you want. See below. Here’s what you should know.
Learn Many Electronics circuits
Most people want to build big projects. For example, high watts amplifiers, Microcontrollers, etc.
Do you know these projects include many small and small circuits joined together?
So, We should learn electronics with small or basic or even tiny circuits. I love to learn electronics circuits. I like to design or try circuits by myself.
Because I believe, if we understand them. We may design electronic projects by ourselves. Do you have a dream like me?
Electronics have a lot of circuits. We cannot learn all about it in short.
It will be better. if we learn little by little Regularly.
I will gradually introduce various circuit techniques to present to you. Thank you for following.
How to reduce voltage for LED and other loads.
We use a limiting current resistor to reduce current or voltage in a series circuit.
So easy to do.
How simple series circuit works
Let’s understand the current flow and voltage across devices and calculate it with an easy formula.
Why do we use often them in circuits? Let me explain to you understand them to work, rule, calculate easily.
Almost all circuits are based on this principle.
Of course, ask your mind. Should you read it?
Even though I don’t like complexity. But every project needs good stability.
So, this is necessary. We should use it and understand it!
Let’s learn about the transistor series voltage regulator with short circuits and overload protection. And how it reduces ripple.
Look! How an error voltage sensor works. Using transistors circuit.
See example circuits of Variable voltage regulator using 741 and 2N3055.
Is the switching supply circuit hard, especially for a beginner or an electronics hobbyist? Yes!
But wait, try to read this. It may change your mind.
We can try to play with inexpensive parts or incomplex.
Why do people pick a switching regulator? It has the high-efficiency in its small. Nowadays, most devices use them.
The principles of electronic circuits are pretty boring.
Let’s have a look at the 15 Basic circuits that can be used.
If you still haven’t found what you like, look at the 99+ circuits here!
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