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Main Electronic Components

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Building functionnal electronic circuits requires a bit of resources or roaw materials such as a power source, conductors and insulators, and other components that will react to a flow of current, such as a Light Emitting Diode (LED).

Hopefully, such elements can easilly be found in retail shops, in unused or broken eletronic devices or even sometimes in unexpected places such as Art Shops!

There is a short introduction regarding key elements for building you own electronics.

Power Sources

An electronic device requires energy to work. This is usually provided by low power batteries or power adapters when using home electricity. Most electronic devices do not require a lot of energy You can then kow find devices that can work with many other energy sources, such as solar pannels, induction, piezoeectric and many others.

Connector & Wiring

Connectors and wiries are made of metals such as copper, silver, gold or even platinium. They must be and remain as conductive a s possible over time. Electronic Wires are usually thi and covered with a plastic insulator and other sorts of functional layers. Electronicians use colored wires to build complex circuits so asto to  better "read" the circuit, but except for the color, all wires wor the same.

Transducers

Transducers are also unavoidable in an electronic circuit as it is the element that will make use of the energy provided by the battery. You should NEVER BUILD a closed crcuit over a power source and no transducer as this will on the better case destroy your battery, and on the ost case start a fire in your home or in a forest.

Is this harmful?

Electroic is not harmful if you understand and if you can control what may happen when you sart a new experience. The goal of this page is to help you exploring the basic subtleties of electronic technologies.

Is that all I need to know?

Nope! We know need to start with a few very bsic tutorials to reproduce what you do with your physics or technology teachers. Most elements we presented here can be found in specialised shops or over the internet but It is also possible to build up your own coponents using eco-friendly resources suh as conductive paper. .