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reading schematics
« on: August 21, 2011, 03:41:21 PM »
does anyone have practical advice in reading schematics? i know the basic symbols (capacitor, resistor, etc) but, where do i start building? especially when some of these are so vast!


Re: reading schematics
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2011, 03:53:44 PM »

Have you built the beginner project? It pretty much walks you right through, from schematic to reality.

No amount of advice or suggestions will come close to the experience you will gain by building the beginner project.

When you're done with that, you can then hit the breadboard with your newly realized ability to convert a paper schematic to a physical circuit. You'll learn even more, and have a lot of fun.


If you're not doing it for yourself, it's not DIY. ;)

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Re: reading schematics
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2011, 11:23:05 PM »
Learn to divide and conquer. Break it into blocks; here's the output section, there's the tone thingy, this must be an input stage ... like that. Then break each block down.

It is an inanimate object and therefor must, eventually, respond to reason.
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Re: reading schematics
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 11:53:04 PM »
Besides the beginner project, please check out the FAQ above!