Starting the Journey
One day, my coworker asked me If I could design a little circuit for him. Nothing mind-blowing ( a simple rectifier in order to for those who are already familiar with electronics) really, but I ran into trouble. Where should I start with designing it? How does it work again?
Eventhough I passed my Fundamentals in Electricity & Electronics Course quite well, I could barely remember anything from it. Sure, I did understand the circuits GIVEN to me, but designing my own ones?
Seeing me struggling with the little „quest“ my coworker gave me, he asked me upfront: „You do not know how to do this, right?“. I have not felt that devastated in ages.
In that moment I made up my mind: I am going to establish a portfolio of written How-to’s and document my learning process during this time.
The purpose of this website is to act like a lexicon full of tutorials on how to make your own electronics and IT projects. I will document weekly what I have been working on and create a hotchpotch of various links from websites with the required knowledge. I am certain that my level of academic writing will not live up to the Internet Standard, therefore I am not going to waste time on explaining the fundamentals but rather providing ressources on where to learn them.
„You are not an engineer after a Bachelor’s or a Master’s. It is not solely a job to look for, it has to become a passion of yours. A real engineer tinkers around with electronics during his downtime and builds so many useless projects just for the sake of it.“– my coworker, being supportive after he laughed his ass off