Getting Started

Welcome “Noobs”!

If you have been experimenting with electronics for any amount of time, then chances are you can skip right past this chapter and start digging into some of the projects presented in this book. If you are just starting out, then you have a little groundwork to cover before you begin; but don’t worry, the electronics hobby is well within reach for anyone with a creative mind and a desire to learn something new.

Like all things new, you have to start from the beginning and expect a few failures along the way. We electronic “nerds” call that “letting out the magic smoke,” and you will fully understand this term the first time you connect your power wires in reverse! Don’t be intimidated by the huge amount of technical ...

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