Folks, How difficult it is for a software guy to learn working with hardware. I've been working on embedded systems for about 4 years. Worked on various platforms like TI DSP, Morotola, Intel x86 etc. Having sound knowledge of C, Assembly, DD, RTOS and other system level stuff. I want to learn some basic skill on hardware side (like soldering etc.) to prototype some very simple circuits. My main focus is on Firmware designing and RTOS. Do I need to take up some course in basic electronics?
What are the essential tools that I need to buy in order to get started playing with hardware?
Books for a beginner like me (who dont have any background in electronics)?
Some of you guy might have faced the same thing. It would be really helpful for me to get advice and tips, and quickly get started.
Thanks and Regards,