Electronics Basics: where to learn?

 Can anyone recommend a book/website where I might learn the basics of electronics? As basic as possible would be nice. I'm just tired of seeing wonderful things on this website I can't make because I don't understand the first thing about voltage, etc.

jeff-o7 years ago
Buy a copy of Make: Electronics.
framistan7 years ago
You dont need to be an electronics engineer to build some things.  If you learn just a couple things, you can get started. First get a soldering iron and some rosin core solder.  Get the THIN kind of solder not thick. Practice soldering a few wires.  Next, just overcome your fears and try building something simple.  Get a KIT to build from radio shack or ebay.  You will be surprised at what you can do if you give it a start and TRY. I learned electronics by studying books at the library.  My father told me he didn't know anything about it when i was ten years old. so I learned on my own.  YOU HAVE the internet !! what an advantage that is !!!
Jayefuu7 years ago
I always recommend www.allaboutcircuits.com, it's clear and easy to get started with. And it's free.
gmxx7 years ago
asking questions here is a good way to learn.

The electronics for dummies book has been most helpful in learning electronics.