0:35 Failure type 1) Purpose but no knowledge
2:25 Failure type 2) Knowledgeable but without purpose
4:08 Failure Type 3: No Purpose or Knowledge
7:15 What to do now.
No more frustration! Re-introduction to Electronics
This time, I would like to talk about the theme of "re-introduction" to electronics work for those who are no longer frustrated.
In addition, this time using a technique called web scraping, We used a technique called web scraping to retrieve all 10,000+ posts related to "electronics" on Yahoo Chiebukuro, We analyzed and summarized them.
We have categorized the reasons for your setbacks into types (1), (2), and (3), and considered countermeasures for each of them.
Please read this article to the end as it will help you resolve the causes of your frustration.
Let's take a look at the causes and countermeasures for each type of setback.
Type 1: Purpose but lack of knowledge
The first type is for those who "have a purpose but lack the knowledge The following is a countermeasure for those who "have a purpose, but have been frustrated due to lack of knowledge.
Picking up some of the questions in Wisdom Bukuro, it seems that many people have a clear idea of what they want to make, such as an automatic curtain opening/closing device or a music device, but have been frustrated by a lack of knowledge.
Those who fall into this type (1) have a clear idea of what they want to make, so to some extent they can visualize the necessary parts.
However, they are often stumped because they do not know how to move them.
In such cases, we recommend that you read these books first to gain a minimum of electronics knowledge.
The first is "100 Basics of Electronics".
This book is a little bit old. Although the book is a bit old, it is a very good summary of the knowledge that is always necessary in electronic construction, such as the goods that should be prepared for electronic construction, the functions of frequently used electronic components, and how to read schematics.
One bottleneck is that the microcontroller board used is called a PIC microcontroller, which is a bit of a hurdle for beginners, so it is better to just look at and read about chapter 7 as a reference.
And once you have learned the basics, you can get used to using the microcontroller board by actually working with it in the "Practical Arduino" section here.
The main reason I recommend this one is that the gadgets you make with the samples are by far the most fun compared to other books! The most important reason for recommending this book is that the gadgets you make with the samples are far more enjoyable than other books.
All of these things have never been seen before, and moreover, while you are having fun making them, you can learn how to program them and how to use sensors in one step.
Type 2: Knowledgeable but without purpose
continuedType (2) is the case where "I have some knowledge, but I lost motivation and became frustrated due to a lack of purpose.
In the submissions of those who said they were electrical students or liked electronics, many of them seemed to have some knowledge of the subject, but had lost their purpose because they did not have anything in particular they wanted to make.
This state of affairs inevitably leads to a lack of energy and frustration.
First of all, as far as events go, I would recommend the Maker Faire.
In fact, it is a favorite place for me to visit when I was not feeling up to it.
is an annual event where individuals who make things gather to exhibit their works, and is now held in various locations throughout Japan.
The three recommendations are as follows
- High level of work
- Works of various genres are exhibited and unexpected discoveries are made.
- Feel free to talk to the person who made it.
When I ask questions, everyone readily shares their know-how with me, so I can get hints on how to make things.
We can also hear about the hardships that go on behind the scenes to make a work look good, which can give us courage.
One site we recommend is called "GUGEN," which is Japan's largest electronics contest.
is held once a year in real life, so of course we recommend that as well, but the site also includes all past works, so you can view as many as 1,000 works from the comfort of your own home.
Type 3: No purpose or knowledge
The last type (3) is "those who have no purpose and no knowledge The last type (3) is "those who have no purpose and no knowledge and have failed.
This type is the most difficult to counteract, but it is actually the most common in number.
A common point that can be seen is that they have no knowledge but want to start somewhat as a hobby, or that they are interested in trying it.
Knowledge and Purpose Without both, you tend to be in a state where you don't know exactly where to start, which inevitably lowers your motivation.
In most cases, these people do not have an image of what they can do with electronics in the first place.
As a countermeasure, we recommend the approach of first experiencing electronic construction through hands -on experience.
In that sense, we strongly recommend this introductory kit for electronics construction from the manufacturer ELEGOO.
The points we recommend areThere are two.
The first point is that the basic flow of electronic construction, " input, calculation, and output," can be experienced.
As shown in the image below, the system contains a good balance of sensors corresponding to the input part, a microcontroller board corresponding to the calculation, and motors corresponding to the output.
The second point is that the tutorial that comes with it is very easy to understand.
Each component has its own chapter, for example, the servo motor chapter contains the following
To be honest, I had never seen a tutorial that had all the "schematic, breadboard diagram, and actual product" pictures, and I was even impressed at first.
As for my impression of the actual process, I still felt a sense of security when so much information was available, and I felt that care was taken to ensure that no one would make a mistake.
What people who lack the knowledge of types (1) and (3) should certainly keep in mind is that they should find someone they can ask immediately when they don't understand something.
It is not limited to electronics, but when you try something you have never done before, I am sure you will have questions one after another. I think.
The quickest way to do this is to look for information on the Internet, but the Internet does not actually contain much information on "what is already common knowledge in the industry.
The following, for example, are common knowledge in the electrical world, so no one explains such things on the Internet any longer.
- Always connect resistors to LEDs together.
- Resistor and LED positions can be swapped.
It's just that, For those who are new to circuits, even that part is difficult to understand, and questions like, "Why do you have to put resistors on every single circuit? and so on, and they stop.
If there is no one aroundIf so, we hope you will make use of our website , "Electronic Crafts Starting Today".
We have tried to create articles and videos on this site that will help you as much as possible so that you do not get tripped up from the first entrance, and we are sure that we can help you.
We look forward to hearing from you directly!
This is why I have explained the measures to avoid setbacks for each type.
What to do now by type
Finally, here is a summary of what you should do now after reading this article, according to type.
If this article has motivated you in any way, please keep up the intensity and carry out these activities.
First, if you are type 1), buy these two books.
I recommend the e-book version because you can start reading it right away.
For Type 2), first visit the GUGEN website and look at the entries for any year.
Each piece is filled with ideas, and I recommend seeing them all, regardless of whether they have won an award or not.
If you are type (3), buy an ELEGOO introductory kit now.
In this issue, we have positioned this as a "re" introduction to electronics work for those who have been frustrated in the past, and have introduced measures to avoid frustration for each type.
I hope this article will make you feel a little bit inspired to start electronics work again.