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Electronics for Absolute Beginners, Study Guide Answered

I am Kareen, I am a student and I am currently pursuing a degree in Electronics Technology. I decided that the best way to learn is by sharing what I just learned; it gives me a chance to really understand the subject if I have to explain it to someone else. I am in no way a subject matter expert in this area, I am merely a beginner.

Every time I cover a chapter on my book (Foundations of Electronics, 5TH Edition by Russel Meade), I will post a corresponding link so others can study along with me, post suggestions, ask questions, and post answers. Because I am using a book and posting a corresponding link, this will be a structured study guide for those who want to learn electronics outside of the classroom.

If you're interested and willing to learn copy and paste the link below to your browser;



hye,my name's Abdelati and i'm new in this forum or in all instructables website,,,,actually im studying in london,mechatrocs Engineering and i've just started the Arduino course and honestly i didn't understand a lot about it also because the professor is so fast explayning....so
i'm just asking help if any one can tell me how can i learn more easly about arduino,and in particular about the programming language used by arduino itself.Thank you so much for your time

hey abdelati,

as of this moment i have no knowlede of how arduino works. however, sometime in the future, i will attend an introduction to arduino class in boulder colorado offered by spark fun electronics. there is talk of spark fun making instructional classes like this available for purchase online but it still just talk right now.

i'm sorry, i am not able to help you with this topic but if you post on the forum someone else might be able to.

for others that are living in colorado, there is an arduino class and other interesting electronics class @ spark fun electronics located in boulder, colorado, which will be held on 14th january. here is the web add:


kareen :)

I know it's not a formal text, but, in your own words, it is supposed to be "a structured study guide for those who want to learn electronics outside of the classroom."

I see, as I type, that you are part-way through fixing the images. Good on you.

ladies and gentlemen, Chapter 3 is done.

copy and paste the url below to your browser;


Could you get rid of the cutie-pie clip-art and add relevant circuit diagrams instead?

lol, i will revise it but it depends on how many not boring relevant pictures i can find.

The clip-art is worse than useless - it makes it look as if you don't care about your work, or just copied all the text. When you are referring, as you do, to specific voltages in specific parts of the circuit, a plain but informative circuit diagram is worth all the clip-art on the internet.

circuit diagrams are included in the chapter, when i deem them necessary.

it seems you're very offended by my (cute) clipart but there's no need to get your panties in a bunch, the world lives another day no matter how many cute cliparts i post.

but no worries my friend, i understand half of your grievance and it shall be done.

I'm not offended, I was trying to help you produce work that others would take seriously.

Imagine if you opened an electronics text-book at college, and found a page illustrated by a piglet instead of the circuits mentioned in the text, would you take the book seriously?

I wanted to break the boringness of diagrams and bring a positive fun energy into. Although, I must admit it was a little too much cartoon to handle for a serious topic and it didn't work out too well.

lol, i would but i dont want to. haha.

The first topic we will cover is the Atom. I will add more topics as I progress in my studies. Enjoy.


Okay, so far I've covered five topics;

1. The Atom
2. Atomic Charge
3. Atomic Shells
4. Ions
5. Conductors, Semi-conductors, and Insulators

More is to come, meanwhile check it out.

Okay, so far so good, we're almost done with Chapter One, hazaaaa!

So far we've covered additional topics;
1. Basic Law of Electrical Charges
2. Experiment
3. Polarity and Reference Points
4. Sources of Electrical Energy

Important things to remember;
1. Opposites Attract, Likes Repel
2. You can do that experiment too
3. Negative has more electrons (in comparison to)
4. Positive has less electrons (in comparison to)
5. Electrical Energy can be produced from inducing an electrical imbalance in atoms.

So far we have covered finished covering Chapter 1 and 2. I am currently working on Chapter 3.

For Chapter 2 we covered

1. Electronic Components and Their Schematic Symbols
2. Resistor Color Codes
3. Electronic Test Equipments
4. Basics of Wires
5. The Metric System

Here are the links to ch1 and ch2: