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Electronics For Beginners

This eBook is our step-by-step guide designed to help you get started with electronics. Electronics For Beginners lays out the essentials of electricity with practical examples.

Learn about electronics components and how to read and build circuits. You will also use the 555 timer integrated circuit, learn how to use a multimeter and tips about soldering.

This eBook contains all the information you need to get up to speed and start building circuits on your own!

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What You’ll Learn In This eBook?

Here are the main topics that this eBook covers (keep reading this page for more details):

  • Electricity, current, voltage and resistance
  • Most common components and their symbols
  • How to use a breadboard
  • How to make a simple flashlight with a pushbutton
  • Flashlight circuit with a toggle switch
  • Controlling the LED brightness
  • Automatic light triggered LED with transistor and LDR
  • Introducing Integrated Circuits
  • Flashing an LED with the 555 timer
  • Controlling the LED brightness with PWM
  • How to use a Multimeter
  • How to use a Soldering Iron
  • And a lot more…

Who’s Behind This eBook?

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This eBook was a collaboration between Rui Santos and Sara Santos. You don’t see Sara’s work often, but she gives an essential help to Random Nerd Tutorials. She works in the background doing tasks like recording, photo shooting, content creation, etc.

Rui Santos is the founder of the Random Nerd Tutorials blog and author of BeagleBone For Dummies.

He has created dozens of free tutorials and they are posted on this blog. Feel free to read those tutorials right now and see if you like his hands-on approach to learn electronics with detailed step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.

What Others Are Saying About Rui’s Projects?

Your book had an answer that I haven't found elsewhere by searching, so for that many thanks.
- Grahame S.


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Here’s Everything You’re Getting In This eBook

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A colorful PDF 120 pages long with step-by-step instructions and detailed schematics that are easy to follow. This eBook has 5 Modules. Let’s take a closer look at what each Module has to offer.

Module 0 - Introducing Electronics For Beginners

Module 0

Unit 1 - Course Overview
Unit 2 - List of Components and Parts
Unit 3 - Read This Before You Continue

Module 1 - Electricity, Current, Voltage and Resistance

module 1Unit 1 - Electricity
Unit 2 - Current
Unit 3 – Voltage and Resistance
Unit 4 – The Water Analogy
Unit 5 – Ohm’s Law and Electric Power
Unit 6 – A Basic Circuit Example

Module 2 - Circuit Diagrams and Basic Electronic Components

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Unit 1 – Circuit Diagrams
Unit 2 – Most common components and their symbols
Unit 3 - Batteries
Unit 4 – Resistors
Unit 5 – Resistor color chart
Unit 6 – Resistors in Series and in Parallel
Unit 7 – Diodes and LEDs
Unit 8 – Capacitors
Unit 9 – Switches, Transistors and Integrated Circuits
Unit 10 - Potentiometers

Module 3 - Building Your First Circuits

Module 3

Unit 1 – Breadboard, Prototype Board and Printed Circuit Board
Unit 2 – How Does a Breadboard Work?
Unit 3 – Lighting up an LED
Unit 4 – LEDs in Series
Unit 5 – LEDs in Parallel
Unit 6 – How to Make a Simple Flashlight with a Pushbutton
Unit 7 – Flashlight Circuit with a Toggle Switch
Unit 8 – Controlling the LED Brightness
Unit 9 – Automatic Light Triggered LED with Transistor and LDR

Module 4 - Introducing Integrated Circuits


Unit 1 – Introducing the 555 Timer
Unit 2 – Flashing an LED with the 555 Timer
Unit 3 – Controlling the LED Brightness with PWM

Module 5 - Tools of the Trade

Module 5

Unit 1 - How to use a multimeter
Unit 2 – How to use a soldering iron
Unit 3 – Wrapping Up

BONUS - Invite to Join Our Private Facebook Group!

This eBook comes with an opportunity to join a private community of like-minded people. If you purchase this eBook, you can join our private Facebook Group today!

Inside that group you can ask questions and create discussions about everything related to Electronics, Arduino, Home Automation, ESP8266, Raspberry Pi, etc.

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Where Do I Get It & How Much Does It Cost?

How much is this eBook? You could try to figure it out on your own and spend a ton of time searching for the right information. With my experience I can show you the right tools and help you avoid mistakes that will save you a ton of time.

For this eBook you will be paying only $14.95 $9.95 and you will get full access to the eBook right away + invite to Random Nerd Tutorials Facebook group. Here’s what you need to do next:

Step #1 – Use the button below to send me just $9.95 and download your copy of Electronics For Beginners before this offer expires.

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Step #2 - As soon as you purchase, you will get immediate access via email to this eBook.

Have questions? Email me at https://randomnerdtutorials.com/support anytime for any reason. You won’t regret it. My guarantee back up every word in this message.

Proceed with confidence. See you inside,

-Rui and Sara


60 Days 'No Questions Asked' Money Back Guarantee

Try this eBook for 60 days, if for any reason you’re not thrilled, just email me here. And I will promptly refund all your money. No questions, no hassles – it’s that simple!

The best part is this: You don’t have to make up your mind about the Electronics For Beginners eBook right now. Download this eBook today, before this offer ends. Then decide if it’s right for you within 60 days.

  • Q.What exactly do I get access?

    A.As soon as you purchase, you will get immediate an email with a download link for this eBook and access to our private Facebook group.

  • Q.What if I don’t like it?

    A.Well, if you don’t like it, I don’t want your money. Seriously, that’s why I offer a 60 days money back guarantee. Email me here and I will promptly refund all your money. No questions, no hassles – it’s that simple!

  • Q.Have a question?

    A.If you still have questions after reading this page please email me here. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

What Others Are Saying About Rui's Projects?

Fantastic book!

- Bill

Thanks Rui.. And thanks for the great tutorials.

- Muhammad

Good work!!….I have tested …itz working fine!!

- Rishav Kumar

Hi Rui,

You are a true example of how a user of any open-source device/software should be. Thank you for helping me out with my first real project! I'm sure I'll keep following your website for your helpful tutorials.

Thanks again!

- Yash Garg

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