There’s a chance you already know how to code in some high-level language (probably WEB) and never had any experience with electronics and stuff. Maybe you think it’s too hard because there are too many moving parts to learn about.
The good news is: it’s not as hard as it looks. It surely has an infinity of moving parts and components, and a hideous theory behind all that electricity stuff. But hey… The year is 2018 and we have now so many options available to the hobbyists alike! You can build a bunch of cool stuff, make things sparkle and blink and buzz, with just some basic electronics knowledge. Purely as hobby, no strings attached, and just to have fun!
I’m a newbie but I love to document the things I learn. So I’m sharing this tiny little crash-course on electronics for the hobbyist inventor, or, in short, the noob’s crash course on electronics (NCCE). I’ll probably be updating this frequently, because I’m still learning too <3
There are certainly more in-depth and accurate tutorials out there! Check the “LEARN” section on Sparkfun, it’s really cool! Keep it as a reference when you want to know more about some subject.
This guide is a really, really quick view of the essentials to start making things blink and buzz with digital electronics.
Note: I’m currently working on an illustrated version of this guide. You can find more info here: https://leanpub.com/crashcourseonelectronics
- Things you’re gonna need
- A primer on electronics and circuits
- Working with a breadboard
- Basic soldering
- Playing with LEDs
- Resources to learn more