How do I increase my knowledge in electronics?

Create!! Create!

Electronics is all in the hands. It doesn’t matter how much you read or what you know about electronics. But if you can’t even solder a single joint without reducing it with another, then what’s the point of learning?

A book of scientific experiments was one of my favorite books when I was in high school. There were 10 circuits in the back. These were the most challenging projects because they required learning. I spend a lot time designing circuits (yeah, I’m an nerd!) . I started with perforated PCBs. Then I borrowed some FeCl3 from a family member and began etching my own boards.

These are just a few of the many things a school child could learn about them. Internet was my greatest help! Everything I needed to know was on Google. Literally everything! It made it easier to understand and apply the information in my daily life.

When it came time to join an UG program for EXTC engineering, I already knew 80% of what was taught up until my 2nd year. I was able to explore topics such as IoT, AI and Robotics that required a greater understanding of their application.

My view is that the best way to increase your electronics knowledge is to make it yourself. Make your own PCBs! Start with circuits that you can find on the internet.

This is a great site to do the same. There are also many other spoon-feeding sites, such as instructables. How to make everything


You will soon be able to tell the value of a resistor by its color code (BB ROY to your rescue XD), no longer get lost between the terminals of a capacitor or transistor, and you won’t get bored with simple ICs. This is when you can start creating your own circuits. You can simulate electronic circuits with tools like pSpice and the Proteus design suite.

If you want to continue on the theoretical path, I recommend reading the 11th and 12-th Std vocational electronics books. They’re brilliant. Ask your seniors in your education board for recommendations if you are from maharashtra board.

After you have read them, get a book on basic electrical and electronic engineering. This book will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals and principles of circuitry.

There is a lot of branching after that and it is difficult to keep up with these concepts. So, join a UG program at a good college.

However, I hesitate to recommend the theoretical way. Be creative and practical. It will be fun and you’ll also learn a lot. Although it is a slow process, the knowledge you gain will be invaluable in the long-term.

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