20 thoughts on “Secret to Learning Electronics – Fail and Fail Often

  1. A good basic tool/method to helping us learn/listen/observe/question/think/read/write/speak =Grammar/Knowledge/info/Data=Who/What/Where/When/Which-Logic/Understanding=Why-Rhetoric/Wisdom/Tell= How..

  2. I love your videos because you are a brilliant adventurer willing to fail in order to learn. We need your work, Jeri.

  3. Hey Jeri – Thank you for the reassurance. I’m branching outside Amateur Radio to restore AA5 radios and I’m nervous about everything including hot chassis issues. I’ll be sure to jump in and have fun and learn something along the way. Thanks again.

    Steve (K1KTF)

  4. thank you very much for sharing your experience in electronics, I think many (if not all) we pass through this stage of "uncertainty" when you start working with circuits, the secret is not to give up, thank you very much again and until soon.

  5. There are many components to studying electronics. One place I discovered that successfully combines these is the Gregs Electro Blog (google it if you're interested) without a doubt the best info i've heard of. Check out this awesome resource.

  6. I salute you for your advice. Jeri. I tried getting into electronics and ham radio in my 30s, but flopped miserably. Then, at age 67, after retiring, I decided to try again, out of personal interest and to see if I could actually do it.
    In the intervening years, I was never able to "get" electronics, so I had "settled" for turning knobs on electronics equipment as an end user. I never knew how things worked. But, once I was bitten by the electronics bug, at age 67, I studied like crazy and earned all three levels of my current amateur radio (ham opetator) license within an 8 month period, by God's mercy, before I turned 68. As you said so aptly, "keep trying and don't give up", even if it means putting something aside for a while, like your glow compound. Some things and ideas take a while to mature, and sometimes we aren't ready for the success because we haven't worked hard enough for it yet.
    You might enjoy my design and build videos about preparing for and executing my mobile radio setup. I even included dealing with a broken screw head that I snapped in one video, just to show that it happens to all of us who try to push ourselves beyond what we already know. God bless you. Craig KC1ELZ

  7. There are several components to studying circuits. One place I discovered that successfully combines these is the Gregs Electro Blog (google it if you're interested) without a doubt the most useful course that I have ever heard of. Check out this unbelievable resource.

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