i am a newbie and i want to learn electronics i dnt have time to go to a technical college beacuse I am currently studying at the university of malta and i am studying communications and media studies but i wish to learn electronics any help i would like to find a sort of self paced guide which goes beyond basics i would like to venture this hobby and be able to be conversant with design and servicing regards
Hello everyone - i wish to start learning electronics preferably revise the foundamentals and advance I wish to learn electronics just as a hobby but in a professional manner i am experienced in construction but now i wish to venture in design. I am currently reading a degree in a communication and therefore I cannot spare time to go to college is there any good books sites or some other sort to learn and which learning would lead to practice also regards
Regards for your help I found thoose sites very useful and yea Google.com is really a good pal whilst studying but I wonder if you can go beyond the really basic electronics are there any resources, books, tutorials
But they are not easy to find, especially not for a beginner.
What is needed are web sites which guide the beginner, and anybody who wants to learn. That helps him/her to find the knowledge in an order which simplifies understanding and learning.
It could be like a list of links and lessons to read, to see on video, a list of knowledge needed and where to find the best free alternatives for each part of knowledge.
As new alternatives show up, and the ways to explain are refined this school of electronics has to revise the links and add new stuff.
There can be many competing web sites which refer to the material on the web in different ways, organising the material in different ways. The users will vote with their feet, so to speak, for the best "schools".
In the newsgroup for freeware the participators are cooperating to produce a yearly guide over freeware. It is presented on the web at
and it can be dowloaded in the form of an ISO file and burnt to CD. Or you can ask one of our volunteers worldwide to burn a copy and send to you via snailmail.
What does this have to do with...?
Well, the participators of sed and seb have better competence that most people in judging the pedagogic and technical content of web pages about electronics. We could do something similar to what they do in the freeware newsgroup.
We could cooperate to collect good links and organize them in a good way.
-------------- I am finally able to say that if you search the web religiously and read all tutorials, that it now has all the required info to learn a degreed level of competence at basic electronic design.
For example, go to mit.edu , as they are now in the process of putting ALL their engineering courses online for FREE, GRATIS, KOSTENLOS!!
And hit Sam Goldwasser and Tomi Engdahl and others they reference and Google for the rest.
-Steve Walz email@example.com ftp://ftp.armory.com/pub/user/rstevew
Electronics Site!! 1000\'s of Files and Dirs!! With Schematics Galore!!
What a nice idea - maybe a thread needs to be started on that very subject.
One amusing (and sad in a way) thing I see on the various sci.electronics.x boards are design questions from those with zero (or close to it) knowledge of the foundation subjects. That does not deny that the purpose of s.e.b. is for precisely that audience, of course, nor do I deny that a well-formed answer can lead someone toward some real knowledge. I am referring here to the posts one occasionally sees looking for an answer to a problem, the possible solution to which is almost impossible to impart without a decent knowledge of the foundation subjects.
If there were a thread on 'knowledge resources', at least they could be pointed out for such posts :)
Those subjects *do* take time to master, but I really don't think one can design effectively without mastery of them.