By request:- A basic guide to identifying components and their functions for those who are new to electronics. This is a work in progress, and I welcome feedback from you guys on whether I should break it down into more manageable chunks. I’ve kept the maths to a minimum, since it can be off-putting to someone just getting started in electronics.
The idea of this video is to slot in some more of the jigsaw pieces involved in learning electronics, when you start to recognise components, but aren’t quite sure what they are or what they do.
It’s tricky to squeeze even the basics into a single video, and I’ve just realised how long this one is (and why it took all night to upload).

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20 thoughts on “A simple guide to electronic components.

  1. Clive good to watch and it is wonderful, I started getting the memory of my Electronics class when i was 18 year old also we used to say the color code as a riddle B B ROY Great Briton Very Good Wife (Black, Brown, RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, VIOLET, GREY and WHITE)

  2. How much bitcoin would it take to convince you to flip the license for this video from Youtube Standard License to Creative Commons?

  3. My electronics teacher in the seventies said Bad Boys Rave Over Young Girls But Varga Goes Wild, his name was Mr Varga and he was a good guy.

  4. capacitors can hold enough charge to seriously hurt or even be deadly so great care must be taken when working with older electronics especially tube powered electronics as they can easily have hundreds or even thousands of volts on the b+ lines

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