Basic Electronics

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by electronics. When I was seven or eight years old, I can remember taking apart a hand-held transistor radio and struggling for several days to put it back together without letting my parents know I took it apart. Even though I would take little devices apart and put them back together, I really did not understand basic electronics until I took a basic electronics course in high school. That class gave me enough knowledge to begin to understand how the electronic devices that I have been taking apart actually worked. It also laid the foundation for all electronic projects that I have done since.

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