Does anyone here know of a good guide to diy electronics; i.e. the different types of resistors, capacitors, diodes, etc? I recently learned to solder, and have a few electronics projects lined up, including a telephone bug and a simple device to charge any device that charges via USB. I also have a few others lined up, including a magnetic stripe analyzer. Also, a good guide to using the PIC microcontroller would also be of use. Thanks in advance to all those who help with this; it’s about time I learn the fundamentals of simple electronics. I can assemble my own PC, yet am so naïve when it comes to making my own boards… That’s what being born in the late 80’s in the US gets you.
Today I had a final test about Digital Electronic Systems.
In addition, tidruG studies electronics in college.
The best way to self-studying is to buy a good book at the local book shop.
You will need the basics of radio-electronics and the basics of digital electronics to understand how the signals "travel".
You've just leant how to solder..(that's what you've said)
Putting components on a plate won't help you much. You will need to study some theory.
Just my 2 cents..
Yes, the projects you mentioned are good ones. I assume that you have the board layout and the parts list, and the only thing you have to do is put these together. It is quite useful of course, but as Helios said, you will not be able to make anything on your own unless you study some theory. And I think it is more complicated than being possible to learn all by yourself. An university or a college can come handy...
Yes if you are realy interested in electronics, take some kind of course.
Get some books that will contain circuits and and explain the theory of them.
There are magazines produced exclusivly for the enthusiast, these I found very good before going to university to study it properly.
All said, go for it!
i agree you shoul get entrance to electronics and some logic lessons too
haha, that's funny, i find you shouldn't need logic lessons if you are interested in electronics, the logic of circuits should be natural to your mind.
I'm 17, (damn Carnivore, now the feds know where I am...) and I was planning on taking electronics courses in college. I'm going for a computer science degree, after all.