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wut should i do to learn beginner electronics? Answered

i would like to learn electronics. but dont know where to start. i want to learn how to make circuits and read schematics


Perhaps, first you should stay in school and learn to spell!! Then try MAKE Electronics site.

A great way to get started in electronics is to go to eWebPal.org and view the learn electronics videos in sequence. The videos are free with no ads.

Since it appears that you were trying to get a quick notice on the search engines for your question I will attempt to answer it without all the fan fare of the previous replies. A good way to learn about electronics is to take some courses. Start small and basic and work up from there. If you want to get your feet wet first I suggest starting online with sites that provide basic training such as www.learn-about-electronics.com

If you find that online information for electronics suits you then that will be a good jumping off point.

Good luck!

I'd suggest research, some small little projects (my first one was to use a 555 timer to flash 2 LED's on and off), maybe search a bookstore for an equivalent of 'Electronics for Dummies' as that'll likely have the Schematics and such and how to read them.

If you can, perhaps an electronics class would work.  I've gone through 2 years of it myself, and can repair most anything if I can solder on it.


9 years ago

I use a program called Yenka Electronics http://yenka.com/. You can test and experiment with circuit design and it won't cost you a dime - the home version is free.

i also have little to none experience in the subject but i started to look around in sites and i'm getting better tip don't see a achematic as lines and info also start to imagine the components and start to picture them in place it works wonders for me.

Proper english would be a good start.

read info on the internet then start with small easy projects and gradully move onto complicated stuff

Don't take this the wrong way, but when you ask questions on various forums and user groups, people will take you more seriously if you use proper spelling and punctuation. Don't rely on just one resource. Get one of those white prototyping boards and a bunch of parts, and build some simple circuits as you learn. I do -not- like those "101 in One" kits. You end up with a spaghetti tangle of wires, so you can't really see what you've built. Get a decent little DMM (Digital MultiMeter) so you can take measurements of circuits as you build them. At some point you'll want an oscilloscope to get a better picture of what is going on in your circuits.

I was in your shoes. I went to community college (though called TAFE here in Australia) and did a course. it was worth doing. probably the most important thing I learnt was how no to electrocute myself. though you probably want to know now.

Research on the internet, take stuff apart, play around, take stuff apart, play around. Taking stuff apart and playing around are the best two ways I know of to learn. When you come across a question, look it up on the internet. Start with understanding how resistors and capacitors work, and then move on.