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By request:- A basic guide to identifying components and their functions for those who are new to electronics. This is a work in progress, and I welcome feedback from you guys on whether I should break it down into more manageable chunks. I've kept the maths to a minimum, since it can be off-putting to someone just getting started in electronics.
The idea of this video is to slot in some more of the jigsaw pieces involved in learning electronics, when you start to recognize components, but aren't quite sure what they are or what they do.
It's tricky to squeeze even the basics into a single video, and I've just realized how long this one is (and why it took all night to upload).

ow common electronic components work. This guide includes the following electronic components:

resistor
Capacitor
Diode
Transistor
Integrated Circuit (IC)
Relay
Inductor
Crystal
Please note that this electronic component guide is only meant as a very simple introduction to some of the components you will encounter when building electronic circuits.

NOTE: I've written an updated guide to the basic electronic components. I highly recommend it if you want to understand how each component works.

resistor
A resistor will resist the current flow in an electric circuit. This is probably the most common electronic component of them all. Usually the resistor is used to set up the correct voltages in a circuit to make it work properly.

By request:- A basic guide to identifying components and their functions for those who are new to electronics. This is a work in progress, and I welcome feedback from you guys on whether I should break it down into more manageable chunks. I've kept the maths to a minimum, since it can be off-putting to someone just getting started in electronics.
The idea of this video is to slot in some more of the jigsaw pieces involved in learning electronics, when you start to recognize components, but aren't quite sure what they are or what they do.
It's tricky to squeeze even the basics into a single video, and I've just realized how long this one is (and why it took all night to upload).

ow common electronic components work. This guide includes the following electronic components:

resistor
Capacitor
Diode
Transistor
Integrated Circuit (IC)
Relay
Inductor
Crystal
Please note that this electronic component guide is only meant as a very simple introduction to some of the components you will encounter when building electronic circuits.

NOTE: I've written an updated guide to the basic electronic components. I highly recommend it if you want to understand how each component works.

resistor
A resistor will resist the current flow in an electric circuit. This is probably the most common electronic component of them all. Usually the resistor is used to set up the correct voltages in a circuit to make it work properly.