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Introduction to Reading Electronics Schematics [Video]

If you’re interested in electronics tinkering but a bit overwhelmed by learning electronics schematics, this helpful introductory video will get you started.

Courtesy of Make magazine, this video tutorial covers what a schematic is, how schematics are laid out, and the basics of reading a schematic and its component symbols. When you’re done with the video you’ll have a better grasp of electronics circuit schematics than most of the population and, hopefully, and increased comfort reading schematics for all those DIY projects we post here.

Collin’s Lab: Schematics [Make via Hacked Gadgets]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/23/11

Comments (4)

  1. Steve-O-Rama

    Collin’s videos are always great; they’re well made, the graphics are excellent, and the narration is terrific if not occasionally humorous. Even though I’m not in the intended audience, I still love to hear what he has to say, and the way in which he explains things. He’d make an awesome community college professor, IMO. I’ve referred many people that want to get into the ‘Black Art’ of electronics (most of them fans of my own work) to his videos. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Arun

    really superb video. with excellent explanation

  3. Stephen Mann

    Uh, you got your diode polarity backwards dude.

  4. Alex

    yeah…diode is backwards

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