1. Experiencing Electricity

I want you to get a taste for electricity—literally!—in the first experiment. This first chapter of the book will show you:

  • How to understand and measure electricity and resistance
  • How to handle and connect components without overloading, damaging, or destroying them

Even if you have some prior knowledge of electronics, you should try these experiments before you venture on to the rest of the book.

Shopping List: Experiments 1 Through 5

If you want to limit your number of shopping trips or online purchases, look ahead in the book for additional shopping lists, and combine them to make one bulk purchase.

In this first chapter, I will give you part numbers and sources for every tool and component that we’ll be ...

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