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Offline beannight93Topic starter

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Is Arduino a good way to learn electronics?
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:44:28 PM »
Is Arduino a good tool to learn electronics with ? Or should I already have a good background with electronics?

BTW if anybody has any suggestions on either topics I would really appreciate it

Thank you ;)

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Re: Is Arduino a good way to learn electronics?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 02:30:26 AM »
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Re: Is Arduino a good way to learn electronics?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 05:08:50 PM »
Yes I think the Arduino is a great learning tool because of all the documentation, support, and tutorials for it.  I would get a kit like this http://www.adafruit.com/products/68
and follow the tutorials from this guy
Tutorial 01 for Arduino: Getting Acquainted with Arduino

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Re: Is Arduino a good way to learn electronics?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 05:52:15 PM »
Thanks for the tip Mastermime I am completely new at electronics though.

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Re: Is Arduino a good way to learn electronics?
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Re: Is Arduino a good way to learn electronics?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 10:07:56 PM »
That's ok. I believe these tutorials are for people with no previous electronics experience

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Re: Is Arduino a good way to learn electronics?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 10:26:39 PM »
Hey Mastermine thanks once again for replying so fast, btw have you been doing the tutorials as well ?

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Re: Is Arduino a good way to learn electronics?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 11:52:20 PM »
I did a few of them.  They are pretty fun and very informative.  They touch on both electrical engineering as well as programming.

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Re: Is Arduino a good way to learn electronics?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012, 05:18:58 AM »
Hi,

Is Arduino a good tool to learn electronics with ? Or should I already have a good background with electronics?
Arduino is an OK tool to learn microcontroller programming.

To learn electronics, which is a very different animal, you should start with tutorials, that have you build simple circuits while explaining both the circuit, why it works that way and how to change this or that.
(And you should get the most basic tools, like a soldering iron and a multimeter).
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