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Offline kaymationTopic starter

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Better electronics/circuitry tutorial?
« on: May 31, 2012, 08:49:57 AM »
Hi, i am trying to follow the 50$ robot tutorial, and although i can follow the instructions in the tutorial to the word, it really isnt helpful because it does not explain WHY one should do what the tutorial says to do.  I was wondering if anyone knew of any better circuitry tutorials, which would teach me exactly how circuity works.

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Kevin

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Re: Better electronics/circuitry tutorial?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 09:37:57 AM »
All About Circuits http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/ is pretty good.  I would recommend going in steps according to a real project, rather than just reading the whole website, though :-P For example, if a DC motor has a capacitor soldered onto it, look for the reason why "backwards": "What is the capacitor doing?  Why is it needed?  How do capacitors work?" rather than "How do capacitors work?  Why is it needed?  What is it doing?" 

I know that's a bit counter-intuitive, but circuits is a big field, and I personally find that learning by answering a specific question helps me more than learning the general theory and then seeing how ti applies.   Of course, it's all up to your learning style!

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Offline kaymationTopic starter

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Re: Better electronics/circuitry tutorial?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 11:19:54 AM »
thanks, i think ill just dive in headfirst to a few projects, i bet ill be able to understand the flow of logic better after that, as i know the physics behind circuits, it more the flow of logic and how exactly it works in a circuit that confused me.  Obviosly things like this may have a bit of preference involved, so it should be helpful for me to develope my own style!

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Re: Better electronics/circuitry tutorial?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 03:37:17 PM »
Hi,

Radio Shack has or had a number of small books 20 to 30 pages, on all the basic electronic components how they work and what they do.  Maybe they will help you out.

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