This site, and my YouTube channel Electronzapdotcom YouTube channel are primarily devoting to helping other electronics hobbyists learn how to make circuits on their own.

I don’t really have a good organizational system for locating pages. There is a list of all the pages on the bottom of each page and a search option at the top-right side of each page that will link pages that mention that topic that you can scroll through.

Some of the first skills needed in learning electronics is

  • Using a prototype breadboard to make and test temporary circuits using electronic components.
  • Reading schematic diagrams that use symbols to show component connections to help build and study circuits.
  • Taking multimeter measurements to help “see” an electrical component’s properties and/or what a circuit is doing
  • Converting known electrical properties to calculate other properties Electrical conversions page
  • Terminology

Electronics circuits are made up of individual components and integrated circuits (ICs) that combine many component into a single package. I will list them throughout this page, with a few circuits that demonstrate their electrical properties.

  • Switch
  • Resistor
  • Diode/LED
  • Capacitor
  • Inductor

Electrical properties:

  • Ohms law – Relationship between voltage, current and resistance with resistive components.
  • Power law – Amount of work done/heat generated by components.
  • Kirchhoff voltage/current laws – How power source voltage is divided up across and how current flows through components and nodes.
  • RC time constant: Charging/discharging a capacitor through a resistor takes time.

3 terminal components

Integrated circuits

I will be listing basic circuits below, and devoting a page to explaining them.

  • Lighting an LED circuit
  • Polarity indicator circuit
  • Full wave bridge rectifier circuit

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  • This website is only intended to provide supplemental information to those already studying electronics. It takes no responsibility for how that information is used and the possible injuries or other damage that may arise.