Simple Guide To Learning Electronics For Beginners

Electricity Basics

The definition of electricity is the flow of charge. Usually our charges will be carried by free-flowing electrons. Negatively-charged electrons are loosely held to atoms of conductive materials. With a little push we can free electrons from atoms and get them to flow in a generally uniform direction.

Basic Electronics Components

Here is a brief overview on each of these basic electronic components and you can get in depth information by clicking links attached to each component. Major Electronic Components. ResistorsCapacitors. Inductors. Diodes. Transistors. Integrated Circuits.

How To Determine Resistor Size

This ensures that the electrical circuits do not overheat and burn by getting a larger voltage than required. Resistors are most commonly used in electronics, as they normally operate on 12 volts. The resistors are rated in ohms, so you must calculate the ohms required to figure out the proper size of the …

Resistor Color Code Calculator

The Resistor Color Code Calculator decodes and identifies a value and tolerance of 4 band wire wound resistors.

What is a Circuit

An electronic circuit is composed of individual electronic components, such as resistors, transistors, capacitors, inductors and diodes, connected by conductive wires or traces through which electric current can flow. To be referred to as electronic, rather than electrical, generally at least one active component must be present.

How to Use a Breadboard and Build a Circuit

breadboard is a solderless device for temporary prototype with electronics and test circuit designs. Most electronic components in electronic circuits can be interconnected by inserting their leads or terminals into the holes and then making connections through wires where appropriate.