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Author Topic: Baby steps to learn electronics  (Read 648 times)

Offline ready_to_learn

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Baby steps to learn electronics
« on: February 03, 2023, 07:55:59 PM »
Hi everyone

Im new to this and I was wondering if anyone had advice on what sort of items to buy to make a nice lab to tinker

maybe there is a post about this and if there is please point me to it.

For the electronics idiot like myself, you sometimes dont know where to start as far as equipment

Ive gotten myself a learn electronics book and a bread board and I`m playing around with small circuits

I see facebook marketplace and other sites...with lots of test equipment for sale

I was wondering what sort of used signal generator would you need for a MEG replication and things like that

If you had to do your lab over again what sort of used or new stuff would you buy to setup

any good you tube channels you recommend to follow ...things like that

Hope youre all having a good day. hope we talk more soon

Offline onepower

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Re: Baby steps to learn electronics
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2023, 09:22:04 PM »
Ready to learn
If I had to start over I would read every page on this site first ...
Before we can build a device we need to understand the phenomena were dealing with which relates to energy and electricity. More so, we need information presented in a way we can understand and make sense of. This site does that very well.

On equipment, I started with a used $20 analog oscilloscope and 555 timers as a frequency generator. Now I have a nice dual channel frequency generator but often use an $10 Arduino Uno and transistors(2N2222A or 3055) or mosfets(IRF series or an IRFP460 is my favorite).

My favorite first project was the Adam's motor/generator. Look at the original patent by Robert Adams and this site is not bad, › Adams.pdf  . Most of the stuff on the internet is incomplete or nonsense in my opinion.

For a motionless device I wouldn't waste my time on the MEG. I had good results with the Alfred Hubbard device found here . Hubbard was supposedly only 16 years old when he built his working device.


Offline ready_to_learn

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Re: Baby steps to learn electronics
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2023, 01:51:50 AM »
Thanks for the great tips, Im going to check them out