Learning Electronics for hobbyists and beginning students

Learning electronics tutorials for beginners is the primary goal of this site. My “course” pages are numbered in an order that I think most people would like learning electronics while building circuits. This page mostly focuses on listing them. I recently added the following page for people who want to learn about electronics, without focusing on the building of prototype circuits. Simple learning basic electronics guide for beginners

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Electronics course 1 Resistor component limiting current Ohms law and multimeter measurements

Separate individual pages cover specific topics in more depth. There is a list of all pages at the bottom of each page.

Topics covered below:

  • List of my electronics course pages that cover basic electronics in order.
  • Ways you can support this site
  • My self study tips




My learning electronics course pages:

The following page links are for beginning learning electronics students. Each page listed here prepares you for the following ones.

Using basic components basics


Resistor component basic properties and schematic symbol diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom
Resistor component basic properties and schematic symbol diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom

001 Resistive component multimeter voltage-current-resistance measurements


Diode LED component basic properties and schematic symbols diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom
Diode LED component basic properties and schematic symbols diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom

002 Diodes especially LED-rectifier forward-reverse bias


Zener diode and full wave bridge rectifier basics diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom
Zener diode and full wave bridge rectifier basics diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom

003 Diodes-Zener voltage regulator-full wave bridge rectifier-polarity indicator


Voltage dividers using fixed - trimpot - light dependent resistor LDR diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom
Voltage dividers using fixed – trimpot – light dependent resistor LDR diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom

004 Voltage dividers-trimpot-LDR light dependent resistor-fixed resistor


Electronics RC time constant curve diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom
Electronics RC time constant curve diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom

005 RC time constant-Capacitor-Resistor






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Capacitor constant current voltage ramp diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom
Capacitor constant current voltage ramp diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom

006 Capacitor current source voltage ramp – LM334


 

Parallel resistors LEDs and capacitors schematics diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom
Parallel resistors LEDs and capacitors schematics diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom

007 Parallel components – Resistors – Light emitting diodes LEDS – Capacitors


Adding Bipolar Junction Transistors BJTs

NPN BJT fade off using capacitor circuit schematic diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom
NPN BJT fade off using capacitor circuit schematic diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom

008 NPN Bipolar Junction Transistor BJT switch including capacitor timed fade off


 

PNP Bipolar Junction Transistor BJT switch with capacitor fade off schematic diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom
PNP Bipolar Junction Transistor BJT switch with capacitor fade off schematic diagram by Electronzap Electronzapdotcom

009 PNP Bipolar Junction Transistor BJT switch including capacitor timed fade off


 

NOT gate schematic truth table and 7414 IC pin layout diagram by electronzap electronzapdotcom
NOT gate schematic truth table and 7414 IC pin layout diagram by electronzap electronzapdotcom

010 NOT gate signal inverter using switch – NPN BJT – 74HC14 IC

555 timers

Bistable 555 timer circuit schematic dagram by electronzap electronzapdotcom
Bistable 555 timer circuit schematic dagram by electronzap electronzapdotcom

011 555 timer bistable mode flip flop with light dependent resistor LDR


555 timer monostable mode circuit schematic diagram by electronzap electronzapdotcom
555 timer monostable mode circuit schematic diagram by electronzap electronzapdotcom

012 555 timer monostable mode one shot


555 timer astable mode circuit schematic diagram by electronzap electronzapdotcom
555 timer astable mode circuit schematic diagram by electronzap electronzapdotcom

013 555 timer astable mode basics


Astable mode 555 timer improved with NPN BJT at output circuit schematic by electronzap electronzapdotcom
Astable mode 555 timer improved with NPN BJT at output circuit schematic by electronzap electronzapdotcom

014 NPN BJT switch improved 555 timer output NE555


015 NPN BJT emitter follower common collector voltage enhancement

016 NPN BJT current source – Zener – Trimpot – LDR Light Dependent Resistor


017 PNP BJT current source set with zener diode


018 NPN BJT Schmitt trigger plus capacitor timed off circuits


single supply op amps

019 Op amp non inverting comparator – LM358 operational amplifier


020 op amp inverting comparator – LM358 operational amplifier

021 Op amp Schmitt trigger hysteresis adjustment – LM358 operational amplifier


022 Op Amp Voltage Follower – LM358 single supply


023 LM358 op amp NPN BJT improved hi low comparator indicator LED output circuit


024 Passive buzzer NPN BJT controlled by light dependent resistor 555 timer circuit


025 Or logic gate – Switch – NPN BJT – 7432 74HC32 IC


026 op amp current source – LM358


Split supply op amp

741 op amp virtual ground rail splitter for split supply schematic diagram by electronzap electronzapdotcom
741 op amp virtual ground rail splitter for split supply schematic diagram by electronzap electronzapdotcom

027 op amp – virtual ground – rail splitter – split power supply – 741


Likely future topics
  • JFET source follower – Transconductance – Memory – Current source
  • Op Amp follower with transistor class A power amplifier
  • MOSFET diode

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My General Self study tips: It’s good to be able to learn things on your own.

  • Browse the main topics of a subject you are interested in..
  • Then start studying what is most interesting/fun to learn. Be aware though that early introductory topics may be needed to understand later topics. But don’t let tough topics take up so much time that you don’t master easy topics.
  • Make a brief list of topics you have learned and also what you need to understand better. Go over that list often. Make sure you still understand what you learned well in the past, and also, use the list as a reminder to go over things you need to understand better.
  • Practice the actual skills you are studying as much as possible.
  • Practice explaining the topic to someone else (you can just roleplay this by yourself).
  • Review often.
  • Certification – Preparing to get certified in a large number of interesting skills is often a self study process. Certification study material usually assumes that you will be self studying, and probably won’t cost much. Classes are also often available if you want to take them. And of course, you can actually get certified, which may just be passing an exam.

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