This was my first time trying out my “Clear” breadboards:
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THESE! They are so hard to see because the wire and the breadboard are the same color!
( Gladly, my circuit still worked. )
The professor lectured on about all of the uses for wavelengths throughout the electromagnetic spectrum. This is the stuff that is so interesting, and everyone uses EVERY DAY, but no one really asks about. So glad to be in class!
ABOVE: this circuit DID NOT work. Lesson learned: Don’t try to set up a large circuit on a tiny breadboard– especially one that doesn’t have a power & ground row.
BELOW: switched to a normal breadboard, borrowed a mic that wasn’t blown out, (Thanks Professor) and voila! Amplification.
Most of the time, when I’m doing my ITP projects, I look at working examples and learn enough about them to use them for my project. So, I took Basic Analog Circuits so that I can make more educated decisions. Learning about what’s happening inside a chip is really empowering!
1st Lab: Building a Power Supply
This is my first try soldering to a perf-board, not using a breadboard. This confused me greatly. I ended up needing to draw the circuit– I had to “translate” the electronic symbols into a pictorial reference for myself to be able to lay out my circuit. This was extremely helpful:
I’m a total newbie, and Electricity is hard to understand. This post is for my notes about the components I learn about, and try to understand.