Hi, I just got all my various robot parts in the mail and am getting ready to start on the $50 robot.
I turned on my very first multimeter for the very first time, and tested the voltage meter on a battery and the resistance on a resistor. Yay. First analog reading ever.
I'm reading the manual for the multimeter for measuring current and I don't get it: it says not to apply a voltage across the leads when measuring current. Then it says to break the electrical path where I want to read the current, apply the leads, and turn on the power. Doesn't inserting the meter into the circuit and turning on the power apply voltage across the leads?
Thanks for the help.
Coming soon: my first solder ever