# I'm Just a Beginner in Electronics; I need Some Help Here!!!

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#### Lupus2003

Jan 1, 1970
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I'm still stuck with 1.5v batteries and little 9.0v motors and teeny
light bulbs. All I know how to use is wires, low-voltage batteries,
small motors and bulbs, and resistors. I don't even no how a capacitor
is! I was searching for a forum where some one could explain this
stuff to me.

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#### Rich Webb

Jan 1, 1970
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I'm still stuck with 1.5v batteries and little 9.0v motors and teeny
light bulbs. All I know how to use is wires, low-voltage batteries,
small motors and bulbs, and resistors. I don't even no how a capacitor
is! I was searching for a forum where some one could explain this
stuff to me.

It's actually not a terribly bad idea to get one of those
Gazillion'n'One project kits from Radio Shack or similar. Gives you a
place to start and some directed lessons.

You'll need a multimeter but you can find OK ones for $20 and pretty decent ones for$100. I don't know if they still have it but
www.web-tronics.com recently had a deal where any purchase over \$50 they
would throw in a free multimeter. I've got a couple; they're OK.

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#### Mark

Jan 1, 1970
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I'm still stuck with 1.5v batteries and little 9.0v motors and teeny
light bulbs. All I know how to use is wires, low-voltage batteries,
small motors and bulbs, and resistors. I don't even no how a capacitor
is! I was searching for a forum where some one could explain this
stuff to me.
Its a bit more than can be generally explained in a forum.
Answering specific questions is one thing, teaching AC/DC
theory is another.

Radio Shack sells a number of books, including beginners.
--
Mark

The truth as I perceive it to be.

Triple Z is spam control.

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#### JeffM

Jan 1, 1970
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...All I know how to use is wires, low-voltage batteries,
millermatthew52(Lupus2003)

...get one of those Gazillion'n'One project kits from Radio Shack
Gives you a place to start and some directed lessons.
Rich Webb

Yup. Hands-on is a real teacher.
I started with an even simpler basic electricity kit
which, among other things, had a compass and a coil of wire in it
to use as a galvanometer (simpler than a DVM).
This was when RS was still a mom-and-pop operation
and Lafayette & Olsen were common names.

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