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  • manifold_1
    Welcome to the list! You can learn a lot from the web. Posting questions here and on other lists is a good way to get answers to nagging questions. Here is a
    Message 1 of 16 , Mar 2, 2002
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      Welcome to the list!

      You can learn a lot from the web. Posting questions here and on
      other lists is a good way to get answers to nagging questions.

      Here is a list of web sites that may be helpful. If you have a
      curious nature you should be able to gleen a lot of information from
      these links and other sites that these links will lead you to.

      Misc. Electronics Links:
      http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/electricCircuits/
      http://www.tpub.com/neets/index.htm
      http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/
      http://ag.arizona.edu/classes/ABE547/lab5/lab5.html
      http://www.baycom.org/
      http://www.ubasics.com/adam/pic/piclinks.shtml
      http://www.techtoystoday.com/
      http://ag.arizona.edu/classes/ABE547/lab4/
      http://ag.arizona.edu/classes/ABE547/
      http://www.sweethaven.com/acee/
      http://www.smpstech.com/tutorial/t02top.htm
      http://my.integritynet.com.au/purdic/index.html
      http://www.samswebsite.com/prompt/subject/electronics_tech.html
      http://www.sweethaven.com/acee/
      http://www.tinaja.com/
      http://my.integritynet.com.au/purdic/index.html#power-supply
      http://www.publicelectronics.cjb.net
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Electronics_101/files/LINKS%
      20FILES/manufaturers_links.htm
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Electronics_101/links

      Mail Order Parts Companies:
      http://www.mpja.com/
      http://www.future-active.com/
      http://www.digikey.com

      o Why do you want to learn electronics?
      o Have you build any kits?

      A good book that I always reccomend is "The Art of Electronics". It
      covers a lot of material (1125 pages worth) from simple circuits to
      complex math. It is an excellent reference book even if you don't
      make it all the way through it. It's good late night reading too :)

      Forrest Mims books are also excellent for the beginner.

      I have read posts by instructors that say good teaching electronics
      books are hard to find. College texts are written for one class and
      so do not cover enough material. You may have better luck finding
      books written for a two year electronics technology program. These
      often cover all the material in an engineering progam and are easier
      to understand.

      --- In Electronics_101@y..., "guy_007_in" <guy_007_in@y...> wrote:
      > Hi am a new member of this group i would like to know does anybody
      > have notes on basic electronics i have interest in electronics and
      > would like to develop it.
    • casimir2002be
      ... Some more good links: http://www.iserv.net/~alexx/lib/tutorial.htm http://www.chipdocs.com/ Kind regards, Casimir2002be visit http://www.kmoerman.yucom.be/
      Message 2 of 16 , Mar 3, 2002
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        --- In Electronics_101@y..., "guy_007_in" <guy_007_in@y...> wrote:
        > Hi am a new member of this group i would like to know does anybody
        > have notes on basic electronics i have interest in electronics and
        > would like to develop it.

        Some more good links:
        http://www.iserv.net/~alexx/lib/tutorial.htm
        http://www.chipdocs.com/

        Kind regards,
        Casimir2002be
        visit http://www.kmoerman.yucom.be/
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/electroniccircuitsimulation/
      • cfbownes
        Hi All I am a new member. I am basically not very knowledgeable about electronics but keen to learn. I have read a few books (Strangely they all seem to be
        Message 3 of 16 , Nov 7, 2002
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          Hi All

          I am a new member.

          I am basically not very knowledgeable about electronics but keen to
          learn. I have read a few books (Strangely they all seem to be written
          by R A Penfold!) and have made a few circuits.

          I am very interested in astronomy and especially in converting
          webcams for astronomical use by creating circuits which delay the
          exposure pulse (transfer gate) on CCD chips to increase the exposure
          time.

          I am also interested in power supplies as I need to create one to
          control a peltier device to cool cameras.

          I live in the UK (Milton Keynes), am male, 46 years old, and a
          programmer.

          Best

          Colin Bownes
        • Brian Hoskins
          Hello cfbownes ... Firstly, welcome to the group! R.A. Penfold is a very good Electronics author, I ve got a couple of his books here myself. ... Interesting!
          Message 4 of 16 , Nov 7, 2002
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            Hello cfbownes

            On 08-Nov-02, you wrote:

            > Hi All
            >
            > I am a new member.
            >
            > I am basically not very knowledgeable about electronics but keen to
            > learn. I have read a few books (Strangely they all seem to be written
            > by R A Penfold!) and have made a few circuits.

            Firstly, welcome to the group! R.A. Penfold is a very good Electronics
            author, I've got a couple of his books here myself.

            >
            > I am very interested in astronomy and especially in converting
            > webcams for astronomical use by creating circuits which delay the
            > exposure pulse (transfer gate) on CCD chips to increase the exposure
            > time.

            Interesting!

            >
            > I am also interested in power supplies as I need to create one to
            > control a peltier device to cool cameras.
            >
            > I live in the UK (Milton Keynes), am male, 46 years old, and a
            > programmer.

            You're a programmer then eh? That's good news because it means you'll have
            much less trouble if and when it comes to learning MicroProcessors /
            Controllers. What languages have you studied?

            Regards,





            -----
            Brian J Hoskins
            South Wales, UK

            Email: BrianJHoskins@...
            Mobile: 07967 240380

            Amiga 040/PPC, Amiga OS3.9.
            -----
          • cfbownes
            Brian Thanks for the welcome. I have been programming since 1977 and have done most things. To give you some idea I have good experience in various assemblers,
            Message 5 of 16 , Nov 8, 2002
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              Brian

              Thanks for the welcome.

              I have been programming since 1977 and have done most things. To give
              you some idea I have good experience in various assemblers, various
              c, and various Turbo Pascal/Delphi (plus a few oddities).

              I'm going to get a PIC development system shortly - in fact tha's one
              of the things I want to talk about.

              However - I still don't know much about electronics :-)

              Best
              Colin


              > You're a programmer then eh? That's good news because it means
              you'll have
              > much less trouble if and when it comes to learning MicroProcessors /
              > Controllers. What languages have you studied?
              >
              > Regards,
            • Brian Hoskins
              Hello cfbownes ... Your knowledge of C will be extremely useful, and hopefully you ll also have no problems learning Assembly, since you already have lots of
              Message 6 of 16 , Nov 8, 2002
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                Hello cfbownes

                On 08-Nov-02, you wrote:

                > Brian
                >
                > Thanks for the welcome.
                >
                > I have been programming since 1977 and have done most things. To give
                > you some idea I have good experience in various assemblers, various
                > c, and various Turbo Pascal/Delphi (plus a few oddities).

                Your knowledge of C will be extremely useful, and hopefully you'll also have
                no problems learning Assembly, since you already have lots of programming
                experience. I've just started learning C myself, so I know who to ask if I
                get stuck then!!

                >
                > I'm going to get a PIC development system shortly - in fact tha's one
                > of the things I want to talk about.

                I'm actually ordering a new PIC development system this weekend because I've
                recently begun studying the PIC. The development system I've ordered also
                offers three seperate training CDROMS, one for learning BASIC with the PIC,
                one for learning to program it in C, and one for learning to program it in
                Assembly. Obviously you purchase the one that fits your requirements. I
                intend to order the Assembly and C tutor packages.
                I'm using the PIC as the base of a large Electronics project I've got on the
                go at the moment, and I've allowed myself two years development time
                (starting from September just gone) so that should be plenty of time for me
                to gain the skills I need to use the PIC in my project. I already have a
                good grounding in Electronics so there are no problems from that point of
                view, but my intensions are to do as much as I can in software via the PIC
                (to keep project costs down) so I really will need to get my head down with
                it all.

                If you would like to know more about the development system I'm ordering, I
                can send you a link to a website where they are sold.

                >
                > However - I still don't know much about electronics :-)
                >
                > Best
                > Colin
                >

                Well, Electronics as a whole is a MASSIVE subject, but it's one which can be
                learnt in stages so it's not so bad. I suspect that with your backround
                you'll be more interested in digital Electronics (as opposed to Analouge)
                but you'll need basic skills in both before you can start specialising in
                one or the other. You'll usually find that most people sway towards one
                type of Electronics depending on what their interests in the subject are,
                but they'll all have a good knowledge of ALL Electronics aswel.
                Personally, I'm better with Digital Electronics than I am Analouge, simply
                because I've taken more of an interest with Digital Electronics.

                If you are keen to learn, I'd certainly recommend a regular subscription to
                at LEAST one Electronics magazine. I'm actually subscribed to three!!!
                "Every Day With Practical Electronics" is great for a beginner because alot
                of their stuff is aimed at beginners to semi-professional and they often
                cover beginner's tutorials. "Elektor Electronics" is an EXCELLENT
                magazine, especially for MicroController/Computer based projects but it
                does go in depth so you'll probably find that alot of the stuff will be way
                over your head to begin with. It's still worth buying though.
                "Electronics World" is the other magazine I'm subscribed to, which is
                absolutely BRILLIANT for pure Electronics content, however it too is mainly
                aimed at people who already have a good backround in Electronics. Most of
                their articles are very in depth. It really is an excellent magazine
                though, and even in your position I'd still consider buying it.

                Other than that, the web is a great place to learn Electronics, there are
                many sites that offer support material. I've recently lost all my
                Bookmarks which is really annoying because I had LOADS of good sites on
                there. I'll have to keep a backup copy of those from now on :(

                Regards,




                -----
                Brian J Hoskins
                South Wales, UK

                Email: BrianJHoskins@...
                Mobile: 07967 240380

                Amiga 040/PPC, Amiga OS3.9.
                -----
              • Todd Ariss
                I m a new guy too. I m a physicist/software engineer making a foray in to hardware and control applications. My physics and math skills are good, but my
                Message 7 of 16 , Oct 11, 2003
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                  I'm a new guy too. I'm a physicist/software engineer making a foray in to
                  hardware and control applications. My physics and math skills are good, but
                  my electronic skills are seriously lacking, especially practical application
                  and hands on work. I'm finding a lot of my stumbling blocks are the sort of
                  things you don't find in a book ... like "what's that little clear plastic
                  thing that came in my nte960 voltage regulator package?" I've since figured
                  that one out, but I've got plenty more where that came from. Anyhow, this
                  looks like a great group with a lot of smart people so I'm sure I'll learn a
                  lot and hopefully contribute a lot too.

                  Todd Ariss
                • charlieo72000
                  Hi,My name is Charles Ott. I ve recently joined this group with hope that I can get help in designing circuits for LED s for only my use.I am facinated with
                  Message 8 of 16 , Oct 30, 2005
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                    Hi,My name is Charles Ott. I've recently joined this group with hope
                    that I can get help in designing circuits for LED's for only my use.I
                    am facinated with LED's,and would like to make my own lights for any
                    thing I would need them for.Right now,I am into motorcycles-Trikes to
                    be specific.I would like to be able to design my own style of lights to
                    use where-ever I would like to place them,personalizing my ride.I would
                    cast the lens from that plastic stuff (forget the name)and
                    file,shape,sand,and buff the lens to fit the need.
                    I have messed with PCB's for awhile,but have trouble figuring out
                    values of resistors to use for different leds,and just how many res.
                    for how many leds.Right now,I am wanting to use super flux sml (in
                    close quarters)for front turn signals.
                    Anyone that can help/direct to publications,I would be grateful.

                    Thanks in advance, Charles Ott
                  • adicont2
                    Try this. http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Bill_Bowden/led.htm I hope this help. Adrian ... hope ... I ... to ... to ... would
                    Message 9 of 16 , Oct 30, 2005
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                      Try this.
                      http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Bill_Bowden/led.htm
                      I hope this help.


                      Adrian


                      --- In Electronics_101@yahoogroups.com, "charlieo72000"
                      <charles_ott@h...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Hi,My name is Charles Ott. I've recently joined this group with
                      hope
                      > that I can get help in designing circuits for LED's for only my use.
                      I
                      > am facinated with LED's,and would like to make my own lights for any
                      > thing I would need them for.Right now,I am into motorcycles-Trikes
                      to
                      > be specific.I would like to be able to design my own style of lights
                      to
                      > use where-ever I would like to place them,personalizing my ride.I
                      would
                      > cast the lens from that plastic stuff (forget the name)and
                      > file,shape,sand,and buff the lens to fit the need.
                      > I have messed with PCB's for awhile,but have trouble figuring out
                      > values of resistors to use for different leds,and just how many res.
                      > for how many leds.Right now,I am wanting to use super flux sml (in
                      > close quarters)for front turn signals.
                      > Anyone that can help/direct to publications,I would be grateful.
                      >
                      > Thanks in advance, Charles Ott
                      >
                    • multiuseguy
                      Here is another link I found usefull........... http://www.theledlight.com/ledcircuits.html ... with ... use. ... any ... Trikes ... lights ... ride.I ... out
                      Message 10 of 16 , Oct 31, 2005
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                        Here is another link I found usefull...........

                        http://www.theledlight.com/ledcircuits.html



                        --- In Electronics_101@yahoogroups.com, "adicont2" <adicont2@y...>
                        wrote:
                        >
                        > Try this.
                        > http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Bill_Bowden/led.htm
                        > I hope this help.
                        >
                        >
                        > Adrian
                        >
                        >
                        > --- In Electronics_101@yahoogroups.com, "charlieo72000"
                        > <charles_ott@h...> wrote:
                        > >
                        > > Hi,My name is Charles Ott. I've recently joined this group
                        with
                        > hope
                        > > that I can get help in designing circuits for LED's for only my
                        use.
                        > I
                        > > am facinated with LED's,and would like to make my own lights for
                        any
                        > > thing I would need them for.Right now,I am into motorcycles-
                        Trikes
                        > to
                        > > be specific.I would like to be able to design my own style of
                        lights
                        > to
                        > > use where-ever I would like to place them,personalizing my
                        ride.I
                        > would
                        > > cast the lens from that plastic stuff (forget the name)and
                        > > file,shape,sand,and buff the lens to fit the need.
                        > > I have messed with PCB's for awhile,but have trouble figuring
                        out
                        > > values of resistors to use for different leds,and just how many
                        res.
                        > > for how many leds.Right now,I am wanting to use super flux sml
                        (in
                        > > close quarters)for front turn signals.
                        > > Anyone that can help/direct to publications,I would be
                        grateful.
                        > >
                        > > Thanks in advance, Charles Ott
                        > >
                        >
                      • tig_aga
                        Hello everyone , I am new to this group. Like to introduce with all members. I am Ashley Brown and love to join this group and like to learn and share my
                        Message 11 of 16 , Mar 16, 2010
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                          Hello everyone , I am new to this group. Like to introduce with all members. I am Ashley Brown and love to join this group and like to learn and share my experiences with this group. Hope we will have a great time here.
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