Electronics lessons for beginners


Hackaday reader [grenadier] wrote in to share a series of tutorials he is working on, where he discusses the basics of electricity and electronics. The first lesson titled, What is Electricity?” has been wrapped up, and is available for free on his site.

For any of our regular readers, the lesson will seem pretty basic (and likely full of things to nitpick). However, we imagine his lessons would be quite helpful to anyone looking to expand their electronics know-how.

Now don’t get us wrong, we love the series of electronics tutorials that Jeri has been periodically releasing, but we think there’s plenty of room on the Internet for other willing teachers as well. If his first lesson is any indicator, his tutorials will be easy to understand, sprinkled with a little bit of humor, and chock full of fun videos that demonstrate the subject at hand.

Take a quick look his way if you get a chance – you or someone you know might find his tutorials and reference guides insightful.

[Image courtesy of Electronicsandyou]


  1. Nathan says:

    omg, can’t believe I’m saying this… ‘first!’

    But seriously tutorials are what laymen like me need… bring em’ on (I might stand a better chance now than when I did physics at Alevel!)

  2. Alan says:

    Easy to understand electronics!

  3. TM says:

    I disagree. The Internet is filled with beginner tutorials on every possible subject imaginable. If people would dedicate their time to covering new things or gaps rather than the same re-hashed set of things before they burn out on it and move on, there would be a much higher signal to noise ratio.

    This goes for electronics, programming, game development, whatever popular technical topic you can think of.

  4. Chris says:

    Good stuff, very clear and well written!

    Plus it’s now stuck in my head that A represents the unit Assloads instead of Amperes (and mA = milli-assloads, etc.) Heh.

  5. Otacon2k says:

    Wallpaper… I want that picture up there… I WANT it! Any links for a high-res version? Thx.

  6. VinhDucanh says:

    Found this on freetextbooks.com

    6 free lessons in electric circuits
    that I thought were pretty good.


  7. VinhDucanh says:

    Error: Last comment should have read
    Found this at freetechbooks.com

  8. grenadier says:

    Oh hai thar

  9. Martín says:

    Excellent. I’m an electronics virgin, I’ll check them out.

  10. Wayne Storr says:

    If you want more Electronics Tutorials check out the http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws website.

  11. dirtyoldman says:

    i remember a feature of a site that was also going through all the analog electronic theory. cannot remember the name or the url, any help?

  12. lolowski says:

    google for Jeremy Blum’s lessions. Also russian translation exists

  13. Mandeep says:

    The SparkFun tutorials were a big help to me last year, but I think I need a refresher course on basic electronics again…

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