Skill Set: Understanding electronic components

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Over the last few years, our very own Collin Cunningham has authored a series of awesome videos called MAKE Presents. Each video covers an electronic component (and one fundamental law of electronics). Understanding how these components function, and that law, are important first steps in understanding electronics. Here are all of the MAKE Presents videos to date. Collin is currently working on an episode on the basics of using a digital multimeter (the Swiss Army knife of electronics testing tools).

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MAKE Presents: The LED – A movie about the origins of the LED and how to make your own from carborundum!

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MAKE presents: The Resistor

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MAKE presents: The Capacitor

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MAKE Presents: The Transistor

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MAKE presents: The Diode

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MAKE presents: The Integrated Circuit

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MAKE presents: The Inductor

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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