This brief primer appendix offers a look at the basic components that you will need to know something about if you plan to do many electronic or MCU projects. Here we look at a selection of simple components that crop up time and again and form the basic building blocks of all electronic circuitry.
A resistor, as its name implies, is a component that, to varying degrees, resists the flow of electrical current.
When I was new to electronics, it always seemed a little odd to me that resistors were needed. After all, I reasoned, the purpose of most electronic devices is to originate or amplify electrical signals, ...