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Help me help a friend - reading schematics
« on: July 28, 2011, 01:06:25 pm »
I have a friend who is getting into electronics, and he wants a book to learn to read schematics. My problem is that I don't know of any such material in English and don't want to seem unhelpful. Besides, I think it's down to gradually building up from little projects, and it's not really a matter of sitting down and reading a book (imo, anyway).
In any case, if there are useful schematics-reading books in English, please let me know, and I'll pass on your recommendations.
 

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Re: Help me help a friend - reading schematics
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 06:34:49 pm »
I have two on my bookshelf I was given for free over a decade ago. "How to Read and Interpret Scematic Diagrams by J. Richard Johnson" and "Complete Guide to Reading Schematic Diagrams by John Douglas-Young" Both are a bit dated being that many of the circuits include vacuum tubes.
-Patrick
 

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Re: Help me help a friend - reading schematics
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011, 06:59:43 pm »
A quick google search found many sites that would get them started.
 

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Re: Help me help a friend - reading schematics
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2011, 07:36:21 pm »
I'd go with Google search too, but he wants a book. I'll pass on Patrick's refs in the meantime. Thanks!
 

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Re: Help me help a friend - reading schematics
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2011, 10:44:26 pm »
Printed book? Just hit File->Print on that PDF you found on Google!
Here's a link:
http://tinyurl.com/3rqd4j9


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I always wanted to do that. Now this one looks good: http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/study.htm I learned a lot on that site a while ago.
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Re: Help me help a friend - reading schematics
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011, 06:25:34 am »
Printed book? Just hit File->Print on that PDF you found on Google!
Here's a link:
http://tinyurl.com/3rqd4j9

Yes, yes, but I am not going to change his way of thinking.
I was asked about books on schematics, I passed on Patrick's suggestions - that's it, job done!  :)


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I always wanted to do that. Now this one looks good: http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/study.htm I learned a lot on that site a while ago.
 

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Re: Help me help a friend - reading schematics
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 04:14:57 pm »
I have two on my bookshelf I was given for free over a decade ago. "How to Read and Interpret Scematic Diagrams by J. Richard Johnson" and "Complete Guide to Reading Schematic Diagrams by John Douglas-Young" Both are a bit dated being that many of the circuits include vacuum tubes.
-Patrick

Please accept hearty thanks from myself and my friend; he found Douglas-Young's book and is very pleased with it.
 


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