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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:31 pm    Post subject:  Introduction to circuits:
Subject description: Resources for beginners?
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I did a forum search and didn't come up with any threads, so this shouldn't be redundant!

Does anyone have suggestions of books or internet sites where I can learn the basics of electronic circuits? In particular, I'm interested in learning how to convert schematics to tangible circuits on stripboard, pcb, etc. As far as experience, I've built a x0xb0x and will be building a soundlab after it ships this week Smile

edit: and I just found this link http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/site-tree.htm

Any input is still appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hi mome rath
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

its pretty easy to convert schematics to stripboard especially if your a bit handy at a graphics/CAD program as it doesnt really require an understanding of the circuit just an ability to translate it. I took on this ( not yet complete )

http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-7515.html

after only a few months, it seems impossible overview but if you try to understand how things connect bit by bit you can quite easily logically work it out. like say if you saw that pin 1 on an IC connects to a capacitor whcih connects to earth you just put a capacitor from pin 1 to earth
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for the repllies.

As far as strip board goes, how do you designate where your +/-9V and 0V connect? Do the copper lines on the board dictate it or do you decide arbitrarily? What I read before suggested that there are horizontal lines for power source connections. I've never actually seen the stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have a design program that is made for stripboard, but you can draw it too. Just do a little designing before you heat up the soldering iron and you'll find that you can fit a lot more in the available space. And you'll go a long way towards eliminating the frustration factor of something which was overlooked.
Because their shape dictates so much of the way they are put on a stripboard, I always start with the ICs. Draw each one separately (either in the GUI or on paper) then add all the components which connect to and from the same chip, (including links) so each IC and it's closest parts are self contained units.
Then look at the connections between the chips, and the power supply connections and organise these blocks based on that.
I know it often gets more complicated than it sounds here, but the principle is the same.
Don't forget to have a think about external connections.
And check each section (highlighter on the schem) before you start building.
Have a look at Lochmaster: - www.abacom.de (I think)
It's really handy. One of the most productive bits of software I've ever bought. It literally re-started my electronics construction.
See ya,
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