How to read a Forrest Mims schematic?
I love the forrest mims books. they are very informative, however, many of his schematics which i have attempted to assemble have failed. His schematics are the only ones i have trouble with. I have had many successful circuits with schematics from the internet or other books. For some reason though, i just cant put his together. The circuit i am currently having trouble with is the "Dual LED Flasher" From his book "Getting Started in Electronics". There is a picture of the schematic below. Note how he explains one set of resistors and not the other. Also how do i connect R1 and C1 with Q1's collector? Same with Q2? I have put this circuit together about 10 different ways and my results are always the same: two LEDS which stay on constantly. this is very frustrating. any advice would help. Please be very specific. it would be especially helpful if you could put it together successfully (on a breadboard, that is) and take a picture.