A few years ago I was given a very interesting challenge: teach designers the bare minimum in electronics so that they could build inter-active prototypes of the objects they were designing.
I started following a subconscious instinct to teach electronics the same way I was taught in school. Later on I realised that it simply wasn’t working as well as I would like, and started to remember sitting in a class, bored like hell, listening to all that theory being thrown at me without any practical application for it.
In reality, when I was in school I already knew electronics in a very empirical way: very little theory, but a lot of hands-on experience.
I started thinking about the process by which I really learned electronics:
I took apart any ...