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Anyone want to learn electronics? Answered

A while ago I was going to start an electronic tutorial video podcast, but that took too much effort to make everything professional looking and well thought out.  I want to retackle this project by having a video whenever i feel like it (at least 1 a week) answering questions that people ask or just want a video on because people generally learn better via video than reading some boring text :P  Also, this podcast isn't going to be editted or anything, because all of that stuff just takes away all of the fun and just becomes boring.

So, in short, I'm going to start an improvised video podcast answering people's questions to the best of my abilities.

Anyone have any questions that they would like to have answered?

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Tanners (author)2009-11-13

I would love to watch these videos i am very intrested in watching something on transistors and i think it would be great if you did one on 555 timers because i cant seem to grasp this no matter how much read.

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Tanners (author)guyfrom7up2009-11-19

When and were can we watch the videos?

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guyfrom7up (author)Tanners2009-11-19

I'll try and get it the first episdoe up this saturday, it's been a hectic week for me, full of family conflict and stuff, but it's all good now, i might even have it up tomorow, but we'll see

the first episode will be on:
555 timers and transistors

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Tanners (author)guyfrom7up2009-11-20

alright cool don't feel rushed though take your time or else it wont be fun for you anymore. were are you going to post the videos?

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guyfrom7up (author)Tanners2009-11-20

probably just youtube and then i will post a link here

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Laserman595 (author)2009-11-13

I do a ton of this kind of stuff all the time, but i dont have any questions regarding the construction of things but of where I can find good scematics
and datasheets?  www.newark.com/nmb-technologies andwww.braider.com/ ate the only sort-a good places for data sheets

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guyfrom7up (author)Laserman5952009-11-13

I'll be sure to mention this, for but a quick answer, googling the part number with the word datasheet is usually a good start.  As for schematics, I've actually never really had to look because I try and design everything myself :P

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guyfrom7up (author)2009-11-13

Ok, the first episode will mainly focus on how to use transistors, because someone asked me and I remember that it was a hard concept to understand in the beginning.

I will also try and include all of you guys's suggestions, too.

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thinkerer (author)2009-11-13

This is very generous!  I would love to learn how all those gismos work together on a board.  For those tinkerers that like to salvage parts from old boards it would be cool to post pictures of unknown components to see if the parts can be identified.

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guyfrom7up (author)thinkerer2009-11-13

I'll so a little identifying section in my video

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Brennn10 (author)2009-11-12

How about taking a video on how to take a schematic and transfer that onto an actual circuit board.  

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guyfrom7up (author)Brennn102009-11-12

I would, but so many people have posted so many good videos about that that I simply cant compete :P  The best one was recently on hackaday, and that was a 30 minute video.

However, I will consider doing that

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Brennn10 (author)guyfrom7up2009-11-12

Oh cool, I will have to check it out, thanks! 

How about some simple capacitor demonstrations?  You could demonstrate the charging up of the capacitor, and then the drain of the voltage from the capacitor.  You could also describe what a capacitor is, and its applications in a circuit.

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Kiteman (author)2009-11-12

How about starting simple - wiring up LEDs in series and parallel, adding resistors, maybe how to control banks of LEDs with single FLEDs.

"Students" could then make their own small Christmas illuminations.

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