Category Archives: Fundamentals

Electronics Intuition, or The Giggle Test

Mathematical analysis is one of the most useful tools in electronics. With the right formulas, you can figure out what value capacitors and inductors to use to make a resonant circuit operate at a particular frequency, or what resistors to … Continue reading

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Geomagnetism

With a compass, some wire, and a power supply, the Earth’s magnetic field can be measured. Here’s how. Continue reading

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Third Edition

The Book Is Retired. Long Live The Book! Earlier this month, Electronics geeks around the world felt a disturbance in the Force. A presence they had not felt since 1989. This disturbance, however, was most welcome. The long-rumored Third Edition … Continue reading

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Components: LEDs

LEDs are useful devices. They require a bit more thought to use than indicator lamps, but are very versatile and efficient. Continue reading

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