LEARN BY DOING:
We don't expect you to know anything about Arduino yet, except that it is a MicroComputer.
You will learn what you need to know when you need to know it. You will not study things ahead of time very much, like in school. (Unless you like to read ahead, and learn things by reading).
This is called "Just In Time Education". You decide what you want to do, and what you need to learn to do it. It is based on doing Projects, starting work, and "Just In Time Learning".
What do I need to know about Electronics??
Well, first, Electricity is InVisible !
Look at an Ipod or a circuit board. You can't see the electrons moving. All you can see or hear is the Results of electricity.
If you want to make things and get results, you need to know what the electrons are doing. And Why. And How.
And, by the way, SoftWare Is Invisible too! You can't see the the code that some people wrote that makes that Ipod work.
This website is about making Electronics and Software visible to you, and understandable to you. You can learn how to make Electricity visible, how to trace it, how to measure it, and how to tell what it is doing. And you can learn how to write Software that creates new and interesting high-tech things.
Most importantly, you're not alone in this. There are many discussion groups and people who are willing to help. And there is a lot of "Open Source" software you can use, and hardware designs and projects you can use. After a while, you'll be contributing ideas and helping other people.
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