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Continuum

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi,
I recently became interested in hobby electronics but am not sure that
I like it as of yet. I purchased a soldering iron, breadboard and
things of this nature but I am hesitant to order a electonics kit from
someone paying customs and such just to find that I don't like it.

So, first question, are there any places on the interweb that offer
schematics for a beginner?

Secondly, I have found many tutorials for soldering circuit boards
together but very few for how to use a breadboard.
Thus, my second and final question, are there any tutorials that are
good for learning the basics of breadboarding?

cheers.
 
R

Roger Johansson

Jan 1, 1970
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Continuum said:
I recently became interested in hobby electronics but am not sure that
I like it as of yet. I purchased a soldering iron, breadboard and
things of this nature but I am hesitant to order a electonics kit from
someone paying customs and such just to find that I don't like it.

So, first question, are there any places on the interweb that offer
schematics for a beginner?

There are millions of schematics on the web and not very hard to find.

I googled for

electronic schematic beginner

And found 100000 hits, after following a few links you will find big
collections of schematics and beginner level instructions.

Try these links:

http://www.epanorama.net/cgi-bin/circuitsitesearch.cgi?keyword=

http://d.webring.com/hub?ring=electronics
Secondly, I have found many tutorials for soldering circuit boards
together but very few for how to use a breadboard.
Thus, my second and final question, are there any tutorials that are
good for learning the basics of breadboarding?

I was a bit confused too, the first time I tried to use a breadboard. But
they are very simple devices and it usually takes only a few minutes to
learn how to use them.

When you see 5 holes in a row you can assume that they are
connected to each other inside the breadboard.
Test with a multimeter in ohmmeter mode if you are not sure which holes
are connected to which holes.
Use wires with a diameter of around 1 mm to push into the holes.

Here is a site with some instruction on breadboards:
http://library.thinkquest.org/16497/projects/breadboard/index2.html
 
J

John Fields

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi,
I recently became interested in hobby electronics but am not sure that
I like it as of yet. I purchased a soldering iron, breadboard and
things of this nature but I am hesitant to order a electonics kit from
someone paying customs and such just to find that I don't like it.

So, first question, are there any places on the interweb that offer
schematics for a beginner?

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We can help you, right here.
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Secondly, I have found many tutorials for soldering circuit boards
together but very few for how to use a breadboard.
Thus, my second and final question, are there any tutorials that are
good for learning the basics of breadboarding?

---
If you can be specific about what you want to know, any number of us
will be glad to help you. Start by telling us what kind of a
breadboard you have, if you have any test equipment (multimeters,
etc.) and what kind of circuit you want to build. Or, what you'd like
for a circuit to do. That is, do you want to light an LED, make a
beeper beep, build a bomb... ;)
 
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Rich Grise

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi,
I recently became interested in hobby electronics but am not sure that
I like it as of yet. I purchased a soldering iron, breadboard and
things of this nature but I am hesitant to order a electonics kit from
someone paying customs and such just to find that I don't like it.

So, first question, are there any places on the interweb that offer
schematics for a beginner?

Secondly, I have found many tutorials for soldering circuit boards
together but very few for how to use a breadboard.
Thus, my second and final question, are there any tutorials that are
good for learning the basics of breadboarding?

cheers.

There's an example of protoboard use posted just today in message-id
[email protected] , subject "The Results of everyones help."

Good Luck!
Rich
 
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