Just started electronics ? And you don’t know any engineering behind your projects and you are afraid of failure ? Then, this article can help you get started in electronics.
Usually, success in initial projects plays important role in electronics amateurs and engineering students’ career. Many students quit electronics because they fail in their first, second projects. After few failures, student keep a misconception that electronic projects working now might not work later. Thus, I recommend beginners to start with those projects which will work in their first attempt and give inspiration from your own work.
All the recommended projects have been tested by several students and most of them succeed in their first attempt. Before you proceed, you should know how to use a breadboard. If you don’t know, get one and work on it. Here are the links for learning how to use a breadboard:
The 5 projects for beginners are given below:
Two years ago, I had published a video on youtube that shows all the steps required for making a dark sensor. I am sure that the video will help you and it should work in your first attempt.
After you build this project on a breadboard, you can try building it on a circuit board. The following kit has a dark sensor, you can solder it and see how it works. Check out our 4 in 1 DIY kit for beginners.
This is a very interesting circuit. You can make several other circuits with this small project, for example, a clap switch. You can also use this particular project for testing photodiode and phototransistor or an electret microphone.
You can see one more version of this wonderful project. CLICK HERE
You can make a simple melody generator using UM66/ BT66. This project should also work in your first attempt.
After you build a UM66 based melody generator, you can try a remote operated musical bell. When you press your remote control close to the circuit, it will play a music.
I made this clap switch two years ago and published detailed steps on youtube. It is one of the most watched videos of buildcircuit.com. I am sure that if you carefully follow the steps, your project will work.
If you want to build your own clap switch on a circuit board. You can try this clap switch.
This is a DIY kit that you can assemble easily with a soldering iron. It is one of the most interesting projects for electronics beginners. Thousands of copies of FM transmitter have been sold worldwide and most of them say that the project works in the first attempt.
You can construct the kit in just 1 hour and transmit your voice or audio to a nearby FM receiver. It is a popular 1 transistor FM transmitter for hobbyists.
1 Transistor FM Transmitter DIY Learning KitUS $9.50Add to cart
1 Transistor FM Transmitter DIY Learning KitUS $9.50Item Location: Sydney, AustraliaYou can use this FM transmitter/microphone in two ways:a. Audio transmission using electret microphone: You can transmit your voice to FM radio with the electret microphone.
b. Audio transmission connecting speaker stereo jack to the audio source: For hearing a better sound, you may connect it to your computer, iPod or mp3 player using a speaker jack.
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