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Building Your Own Electronics Lab: A Guide to Setting Up Your Own Gadget Workshop by Dale Wheat

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C H A P T E R  3

Components

You’re going to need some components to play with, as well as the knowledge to use them effectively. This chapter will introduce you to some of the bits and pieces that make up modern electric and electronic circuits. It will also teach you a little bit about how to identify components from their appearance and markings, when available.

Once you’ve got an idea about what these parts do in a circuit, you’ll learn a little more about how to measure their electrical properties and put them to use. You’ll also be shown what not to do, in some select examples.

There are an enormous number of both manufacturers and vendors of electronic components these days. Trying to list even a few of them here in print doesn’t really ...

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