Diodes, transistors, resistors, oh my!
January 26, 2013 4:47 PM Subscribe
What are the best resources and references for a novice interested in modern electrical engineering?
posted by clearly to Technology (13 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
Lately, I have been increasingly interested in microcontrollers and the universe of possibilities achievable with simple circuits and a little programming. I have had success following online tutorials, and completing (what I think are) some pretty cool little projects.
I would like to build on what I've started, but as components get more expensive, and circuits become more complex, I feel like I'm missing the foundation required to continue with the more complex ideas floating around in my head. Essentially, I'd like to be able to understand circuit/wiring diagrams, basic components and their typical usage, and be able to proceed with confidence that I'm not going to fry my arduino or short a circuit board because the logic is sound.
If you've found a great resource for building a foundation of electrical engineering knowledge, or slightly more advanced reference than your typical online arduino tutorial, I'd love to hear about it.