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BlueNinja

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DOes anyone know of any good electronics howto sites? I would like to learn how to make timer circuits, program a BASIC stamp, etc etc.



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Originally posted by Blue_Ninja_150
DOes anyone know of any good electronics howto sites? I would like to learn how to make timer circuits, program a BASIC stamp, etc etc.



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RCA and SAMS used to sell books like that. A book is easier to work with on the bench.

Find a local college that has elec.tech. classes and find out what they use for lab books. You could get one of those cheap.
 

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checking the electronics dealer websites like Mouser, Allied, or Hamilton-Avnet...

typically, components come with data sheets outlining typical circuits, i.e. a 555 timer will have a sheet showing several applications and formulas for component selection/timing variables.
 

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Hey Blue Ninja,

how about your local Radio Shack? last week I saw some beginner books there.

also, check out Jameco, https://www.jameco.com. they have a great selection of kits and robotics etc.

you can get a basic stamp and hook up the power easily. programming, however, is a different world than working with the hardware.


what kind of projects do you have in mind?
 

BlueNinja

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Mostly just rocketry applications, with the occasional random experiment. I'd like to make a staging timer mainly., the BASIC stamp would be for maybe recovery somehow.
 

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Step one: google: 555+timer+circuits

Step two: Open floodgates for info.

Step three: Have fun.
 
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