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Where can I learn basic electronics? Answered

I have a lot of design ideas for DIY things around the house, but I never attempt them due to my lack of knowledge of the physics of electricity.

For example: If you take 5 shop lights, and cut their chords, twist all the exposed chords together into one blob, and then twist all of that onto the end of an extension chord, cut to expose it's copper core... when you plug it in... will it suddenly draw tons of current and blow a breaker... etc etc.. (*Note... please do not get side-tracked by actually addressing this question.)

I am interested in an Electronics book/website/online course that starts from the very beginning, and puts the theories into everyday perspective. For example, I know that Ohm's law is a very important aspect of the physics of electricity and conductivity; but if I can't apply that to my wall sockets, it's no good.

Anybody got some tips?

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shivaman 21
shivaman 21

6 years ago

if you want to do fun with electronics take a arduino starter kit.

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

6 years ago

Look up basic electronics and you'll find all sorts of resources. The first place to start is learning about Ohms Law.

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Mr_Liss
Mr_Liss

6 years ago

You might want to try a local community college. Mine has a pretty well equipped lab with all the instruments and great ventilation to suck away solder fumes. You will get a lot of good advice from your instructors and more experienced students. Also there are hackerspaces/makerspaces. Never tried those.