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Getting Started

Before we can start building and testing any circuits, we need to get organized. We must have some sort of test bed where we can build our experimental circuits, and we will need appropriate power supplies to energize those circuits. We will also need test equipment – a voltmeter at the very least – to measure the behavior of the circuit.

Of course, all of this can be done in virtual mode, with programs such as Spice or Matlab. However, such simulators have their limits. At some point you will need to get your hands on the actual hardware and work with it, even if you occasionally destroy a component here or there. Thus, the experiments on these pages use real components and real equipment. This in turn requires some knowledge of how to properly handle all the components, and how to identify them.

This is where we begin.




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