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Circuits

A circuit is a closed loop containing a power source (e.g. a battery), and a collection of loads (e.g. transducers, resistors) and other components(e.g. capacities...). A circuit is composed of individual electronic components connected by conductive wires through which electric current can flow.

Schematics

The best way to learn and understand electronic circuits is to build and test them! However, before you start buiding a circuit, best to design it using a circuit schematic. The schematic show the electrical/electronic components, represented as electronic symbols, and how they are interconnected.

Translating Schematics into Circuits

In every schematic you will make, the connection lines indicate how components are connected. You must ensure that there is continuity in your circuits and that the connections are correct. Always follow connections from one component of the circuit to the next.

Order and Clarity

Keep your circuits neat and well layed out, so that debugging will be much easier. Make sure to label key elements that will help use your circuit and sort potential problems. In particular all connectors need to have a clear label (e.g. +, -, I, O).

A well designed and well made circuit always looks neat and beautifull!