By request:- A basic guide to identifying components and their functions for those who are new to electronics. This is a work in progress, and I welcome feedback from you guys on whether I should break it down into more manageable chunks. I’ve kept the maths to a minimum, since it can be off-putting to someone just getting started in electronics.
The idea of this video is to slot in some more of the jigsaw pieces involved in learning electronics, when you start to recognise components, but aren’t quite sure what they are or what they do.
It’s tricky to squeeze even the basics into a single video, and I’ve just realised how long this one is (and why it took all night to upload).

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20 thoughts on “A simple guide to electronic components.

  1. When I went to trade school they described a capacitor as a battery that discharges instantly rather than over time. Really dumbed it down for us.

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  4. You should make a little motherboard with any purpose to demonstrate what exactly you do to make/use a board and why you chosen certain capacitors and resistors step by step. You are a great teacher. I now know how everything connects but would be kewl to see an example. Thankk youu

  5. So you have just proven the theory that electronics work on white smoke, and when you let the white smoke out it no longer works πŸ˜€

    Great video, saved me lots time explaining things to my kids πŸ˜‰

  6. This man is pure master’s experience.
    The transistors part got loose in my head, but in general it is an excellent guide.

    Thank you

  7. Your voice makes this fun.
    I enjoy electronics anyway.
    Know all this in the first place just passing by lol

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    Only just seen this. YouTube's algorithm πŸ˜‰

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