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General => Jobs => Topic started by: Tomer on April 19, 2018, 08:47:53 am

Title: Wanted: Private tutor for basic electronics topics
Post by: Tomer on April 19, 2018, 08:47:53 am
Hello all,
I'm looking for a teacher that can help me in my electronics quest.
I am audio oriented and need help with the following subjects:

1) Reading schematics
2) Understanding the criteria behind components selection
3) Implementing topics of my particular interest

My experience includes: building clones and audio electronics repair
I am currently studying on my own so my knowledge in a bit unstructured. My background is in software engineering and I have no formal training as an electronic engineering.

Audio oriented = Guitar amps, Guitar pedal effects, studio equalizer, compressor, pre amps
* I have a fully equipped and operational lab

located in Israel GMT+3, fluent English.

Thank you
Tom
Title: Re: Wanted: Private tutor for basic electronics topics
Post by: BNElecEng on April 20, 2018, 08:07:01 pm
Hi Tomer. There is an excellent text book called "The art of electronics". See if you can find a copy of it. You will not regret the time you spend reading it. There are a lot of practical circuits you can try out as well.

I'm not offering to be a tutor, I just wanted to point you in a direction so that you can teach yourself as much as possible.
Title: Re: Wanted: Private tutor for basic electronics topics
Post by: Tomer on April 21, 2018, 04:00:06 am
Hi
Thank you for the replay

I actually debated between "The art of electronics" and "practical Electronics for inventors". in the end i chose the "Practical ...".
Are you familiar with that one ? if yes do you still think i should get the "The art of electronics" ?

Thank you
Tom
 
Title: Re: Wanted: Private tutor for basic electronics topics
Post by: blueskull on April 21, 2018, 04:08:28 am
Hi
Thank you for the replay

I actually debated between "The art of electronics" and "practical Electronics for inventors". in the end i chose the "Practical ...".
Are you familiar with that one ? if yes do you still think i should get the "The art of electronics" ?

Thank you
Tom

AoE is more advanced, targeting experienced hobbyists or professional engineers.
AoE talks quite a bit on advanced topics like noise management and complex amplifier circuit analysis.
On the other hand, PEI focuses more on recognizing and using basic components to built simple stuffs.

If you have trouble reading PEI, you will definitely have a lot of trouble reading AoE.
If you think PEI is a piece of cake, you should consider to advance to AoE.
Title: Re: Wanted: Private tutor for basic electronics topics
Post by: ez24 on April 21, 2018, 05:36:29 am
While you are looking, you might want to look through this list:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/a/msg1341170/#msg1341170 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/a/msg1341170/#msg1341170)

I can also recommend (and add to my list)  - Tron Club  - http://tronclub.com/ (http://tronclub.com/)

Everything about them is crappy except their material.  I got their Advance course (which was on the Tiny MCU) and was only 3 or 4 courses.  The biggest surprise was the quality of the written material.  I think they must have paid for a professional writer.  Very very good

So for $25 a month (or whatever) you can get all you need and can stop anytime.  I have no relationship with them and they have not made any improvements that I have suggested.  You get a code with the parts that you use to get the online material which is not easy.  So if you can get through the hoops (it was hard for me because of my mental condition), I think they would fit your requirements.

The courses are supported by their members.

Good luck
Title: Re: Wanted: Private tutor for basic electronics topics
Post by: Tomer on April 22, 2018, 03:07:59 am
Wow that looks very interesting.
Thank you for thinking about that for me!


Tom
Title: Re: Wanted: Private tutor for basic electronics topics
Post by: GerryBags on April 22, 2018, 03:25:17 am
I personally found the US Navy's NEETS training course really useful, it's in the recommended reading section of the Beginner's forum, first couple of pages somewhere I think. The Navy spent a lot of effort in making sure the explanations are practically rooted, and aimed at the Everyman/Anyman who might join the Navy and show an aptitude for technical things rather than just the college grad. As someone who only ever visited colleges to sneak into girls' dorm-rooms or crash parties, this was extremely helpful  >:D
Title: Re: Wanted: Private tutor for basic electronics topics
Post by: ez24 on April 22, 2018, 03:44:56 am
I personally found the US Navy's NEETS training course really useful

NEETS is highly regarded.  It was what I cut my teeth on in the Navy.

http://www.phy.davidson.edu/instrumentation/NEETS.htm (http://www.phy.davidson.edu/instrumentation/NEETS.htm)
Title: Re: Wanted: Private tutor for basic electronics topics
Post by: Tomer on April 23, 2018, 04:40:22 am
Thank you for the links!