Parts


Sensors

Sensors can be based on:

  • Resistance
  • Capacity
  • Frequency
  • Integrated Logic

Circuits

  • Voltage, Current & Resistance
  • Powersources (+,-,GND,Vss,Vdd), moving direction
  • Parallel & series circuits
  • Cryptic abbreviations: TTL, CMOS, I2C/IIC, RS232...
  • Integrated Circuits:
    • DIPDual Inline Package. An IC which comes in DIP package has 2 rows of contacts. [[Wikipedia:Dual in-line package]] (Dual Inline Package)
    • SMD (Sub Miniature Devices)
    • Identifying Pin-Numbers
  • Prototyping
    • Alligator-Clips
    • Breadboard
    • PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards)
  • Working with the Multimeter
  • Finding and reading datasheets

general

  • Units and their prefixes (pico, nano, micro...)
  • Frequency and Sinewaves
  • Digital numbers representation

Links

All About Circuits: online electronics book
http://www.loullingen.lu/unterrichtsunterlagen.php electronics course from Claude Loullingen
http://www.elexs.de/kap2.htm
http://www.ecs.umass.edu/ece/m5/tutorials/tutorials.html
http://iad.projects.zhdk.ch/physicalcomputing/


Electronics and Electronics related Tutorials on sparkfun.com

Simulation with visualization of current flow (java applet)


Fritzing



...and of course the suppliers page…