A basic guide to identifying components and their functions for those who are new to electronics. This is a work in progress, and I welcome feedback from you guys on whether I should break it down into more manageable chunks. I’ve kept the math to a minimum, since it can be off-putting to someone just getting started in electronics. The idea of this video is to slot in some more of the jigsaw pieces involved in learning electronics, when you start to recognize components, but aren’t quite sure what they are or what they do.

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20 thoughts on “Guide to Electronics

  1. This video prove that classic teaching is obsolete. Thanks for your effort, your explanation was impeccable.

  2. Hi just wondering if you have time to tell me how to know what transistor to buy as i have one thats burnt out in a makita torch , it reads k119 c8550 c but i cant find then online .
    Thanks mate

  3. My male friends are learning electronic engineering at Tech. They sometimes practice soldering by repairing old phones, then give the phones away. Basically all my electronic devices are second hand, and were once broken. But my friends fixed them while I watched. In exchange I collect parts for them. They try explaining what they're doing as they work. Yet I don't understand all the electronic jargon. That's mainly why I'm watching this video. Im also curious how everything works. I did have a go at soldering different metals…Gold melted fast. Apparently I'm good at soldering.
    I left school early because of a medical condition in which I had a brain injury. Sometimes I feel like an idiot when I don't know something my friends know. I tried to finish school, but I couldn't absorb the information. I enjoy this educational YouTube channel. It's easy to follow, and I rewatch any part of it. Thankyou.

  4. I don't understand what you do with the circuit boards and how does all of this make up computers etc

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  6. Bye Bye Rosy Off You Go, Birmingham Via Great Western – taught to me when I was 8, and still remember it 37 years on!!!

  7. Question:If you hooked up one power source to two motors that require the same power input would you double the voltage of the power source or use a resister or regulator to make a constant current go to both motor. Also will there be less voltage after the first motor, if so could you use a voltage multiplier to multiply it after the first motor?

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  9. Hey Clive from watching your videos I have recently became interested in doing a little project on my own. I have very little to "no" electronic knowledge. I purchased a step up high voltage pulse inverter arc generator ignition coil module DC booster from ebay and a couple of momentary switches along with a toggle switch. I decided I would to try to make a stun gun from 1" PVC scheduled 40 pipe.
    I have the parts but not sure on wiring them together. I also have a T6-10w 3.2 to 3.7v LED I thought about putting in the head of it along with the 2nd momentary switch. I now am lost and could use some help on how to wire this rascal up. Question can you do a video on how to wire and maybe a diagram of the wiring. faithful watcher! Gary

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