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Offline jeremy1967

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Electronics Course
« on: February 22, 2011, 08:00:10 pm »
Hi,

I am trying to make a serious effort to get into electronics (after years of false starts with various book) and I am looking for a good resource for learning. I found this - https://www.heathkit.com/cart/index.php/core-technology/master-course-in-electronics-with-40-mhz-oscilliscope/p_11.html - which looks appealing due to the interactive, hands-on nature of the learning material.

So, a couple of questions. Has anyone tried any of these courses from Heathkit Educational Systems and, if so, how would you rate them? Also, the particular course I've indicated in the link includes a 40MHz oscilloscope (they also offer a 25Mhz scope) but I can find little information regarding the quality. The most information I could find on specs (and not even from Heathkit's own site) was here - http://www.pestingers.net/images/Test_equipment/Oscilloscopes/SO4552_54.jpg

So, any opinions/experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Jeremy
 

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« Last Edit: February 23, 2011, 12:08:29 pm by saturation »
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Offline quirmche

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Re: Electronics Course
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 10:47:30 pm »
I recommend the Electronics Learning Lab written and designed by Forrest Mims (quintessential electronics guru) for Radio Shack!



http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3814337

It comes with two very good books, one on Analog and the other on Digital Electronics. It comes with quite a few parts and costs about $70, not $1700!

Add to that a Parallax Basic Stamp 2 Microcontroller Discovery kit and your off and well immersed in hands on experimentation.

http://www.parallax.com/Store/Microcontrollers/BASICStampProgrammingKits/tabid/136/ProductID/297/List/0/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName,ProductName


You could probably pick these up on ebay for less.  Hours of learning.

Regarding Oscilloscopes:



Enjoy!!!!

PS: sorry about the ginormous picture!!
« Last Edit: February 23, 2011, 04:48:38 am by quirmche »
 

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Re: Electronics Course
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 06:36:52 am »
Hi,

I am trying to make a serious effort to get into electronics (after years of false starts with various book) and I am looking for a good resource for learning. I found this - https://www.heathkit.com/cart/index.php/core-technology/master-course-in-electronics-with-40-mhz-oscilliscope/p_11.html - which looks appealing due to the interactive, hands-on nature of the learning material.

So, a couple of questions. Has anyone tried any of these courses from Heathkit Educational Systems and, if so, how would you rate them? Also, the particular course I've indicated in the link includes a 40MHz oscilloscope (they also offer a 25Mhz scope) but I can find little information regarding the quality. The most information I could find on specs (and not even from Heathkit's own site) was here - http://www.pestingers.net/images/Test_equipment/Oscilloscopes/SO4552_54.jpg

So, any opinions/experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Jeremy

Looks horribly expensive to me and does not promise much
https://www.simonselectronics.co.uk/shop
Varied stock of test instruments and components including EEVblog gear and Wurth Elektronik Books.
Also, if you want to get ripped off: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/simons_electronics?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
 

Offline ecowarrior

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Re: Electronics Course
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 10:58:43 pm »
Looks horribly expensive to me and does not promise much

Yeh, I've got a wife like that....
 

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Re: Electronics Course
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 11:12:04 pm »
I thought women were the opposite, "It looks terribly cheap to me (the man has to buy it) and it looks so nice on me (aka useless)".

You are lucky eco!  ::)
 

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Re: Electronics Course
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 02:47:03 am »
Wow, the screen updates on the Owon scope in the video look like they're being done by a Vic20!
 


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