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Electronics learning...

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:06 am
by Shugs81
Hi peeps...

So I was thinking... I enjoy Soldering... I can (mostly) follow a schematic...

I'd be interested in learning they whys and how's of it all and looking for an online course I can watch or listen to while I'm at work...

Should I be looking for electronics courses or electronic engineering courses?? Which would cover ic chips and what they do and how to test etc??

Also is there a Udemy course you could recommend??

Thanks!!!

Re: Electronics learning...

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:58 am
by Atarian Computing
Ben Eater's YouTube channel gave me an understanding on how computers work through logic ICs and how data is transferred. He actually builds a computer from scratch using TTL chips on a breadboard.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS0N5b ... UrhCEo8WlA

EEVblog is a good resource for electronics and engineering.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2DjFE ... ZqWBigcVOQ

Louis Rossmann is an entertaining and brilliant repair-guy. Although he works mostly on Macs, the principles remain the same. He explains in detail what components do in circuits and how to troubleshoot problems logically with schematics.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl2mFZ ... Lax4Yisf6w

So those are the channels that have influenced me the most. There are many more I follow.

Re: Electronics learning...

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:05 am
by Petari
I think that best way for learning is practice. Listening to someone doing it is fine, but nothing can replace own experience.
Since this thread is called 'electronics .. ' and not computer - I may say that should start with something simple, like transistor based circuits. That is really the base. ICs can come later.

Re: Electronics learning...

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:03 pm
by Shugs81
I'm happy with all types of learning!!

Specially if it's free!! 😁 😁

I can do a lot of basic stuff... I used to build guitar pedals.. Though that was from schematics not knowing what bits did.. Always remember thee was a boutique pedal selling for £150 ish... Cost me £5 in components and sounded excellent!! 😁