Learning Electronics for hobbyists and beginning students

Learning electronics tutorials for beginners is the primary goal of this site. There is a list of all my pages located at the bottom of each page. My “course” pages are number in an order that I think most people would like learning electronics while building circuits. Separate individual pages cover specific topics in more depth.

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.

001 Resistive component multimeter voltage-current-resistance measurements

002 Diodes especially LED-rectifier forward-reverse bias

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

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

005 RC time constant-Capacitor-Resistor

006 Capacitor current source voltage ramp – LM334

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

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

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

010 NOT gate signal inverter using switch – NPN BJT – 74HV14 IC

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

012 555 timer monostable mode one shot

013 555 timer astable mode basics

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

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

Likely future topics
  • 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. However, early introductory topics may be needed to understand later topics. Don’t let tough topics take up so much time that you don’t master easy topics.
  • In addition, 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, and also, use the list as a reminder to go over things you need to understand better.
  • If you are studying a skill in doing something. If possible, make sure to actually perform the task as best you can.
  • Practice explaining the topic to someone else (you can just roleplay this by yourself). It is often easy to understand something when you read it but not so easy to explain it or apply it in real world situations when the need arises.
  • Review often.
  • Certification – Preparing to get certified in any of a large number of skills is a self study process. Since certification study material assumes you will be self studying, it is typically written well for self study, and may not cost very much. Classes are also often available if you want to take them. If you actually want to get certified with an organization, instead of just gaining the knowledge, you will probably have to take an exam at a minimum.

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