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Basic electronics explained in cool informative way (Schematic and IR Light Update)

Basic electronics explained in cool informative way by Colin of Makezine, including simple electronic experiments.

Videos as follows:- (links are URL)

  1. Transistors                      
  2. Resisters
  3. Capacitors
  4. Intergrated Circuits
  5. Diode
  6. Light Emitting Diode
  7. Inductor
  8. Ohms Law
  9. How a Diretional Antenna works (yagi element)
  10. How Make your own Printed Circuit Boards
  11. Filters - Light Organ - sound to light
  12. Digital to Analog converter
  13. Piezo Crystal
  14. Oscilloscope basic rundown
  15. PWM - Pulse Width Modulation
  16. Switches
  17. Fibre Optics
  18. Power Supply (Circuit Skills)
  19. Schematics
  20. Infra-Red Light

Its well worth subscribing to the makemagazine youtube channel for obscure robotic ideas (many from LMRs)

For a general dive into electronics this site is highly recommended talkingelectronics

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Collin added a new video describing the humble but ever present switch.

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/06/collins-lab-switches.html

Thanks for the elbow IG

Gareth, good idea on posting the videos on LMR.  I'm subscribed to the YouTube channel and these are great for my kids as they break it all down a lot simpler than I can.

PWM - Pulse Width Modulation Update

Peizo Crystal and Oscilloscope update

Very helpful - thx. It would be cool to try to have all the things covered.

Digital to Analog converter added to list ........

Update :- Simple concise walkthrough of how to construct a Sound2Light unit

Update :- How To make your Own Printed Circuit Boards
Update "Directional Antennas" - Yagi Elements