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TASan
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Hello!

My name is Tor, I am from Norway and I am a self-taught web developer with a degree in Sport Sciences getting more and more into electrical engineering and circuit design in my spare time. Super eager to learn!

What sparked my interest was realizing that I can use my programming skills to control PHYSICAL STUFF IN THE REAL WORLD!

I am just awestruck by how many advanced concepts humanity has managed to teach itself. I am currently diving deep in the basics, like voltage, current, resistance, and of course simple circuit design.

I am struggling to understand some of the concepts fully. I feel like I understand many of the equations and a simplified version of what is happening in the circuits. But I am not really understanding what is physically happening. So I really want to ask in the forums when I am stuck on concepts and need other analogies or explanations to sement the knowledge or understanding.

I am also going to need feedback on my circuits, the first probably being one that will control LED strips in my garage with motion sensors and an ultrasonic distance sensor.

Looking forward to learning more!

Interested in learning about electrical engineering!


   
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Hi tasan, welcome to the forum, a group within which you can certainly develop your knowledge - the membership is broad with a wealth of experience all eager to help.

Enjoy 

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Posted by: @tasan

Hello!

My name is Tor, I am from Norway and I am a self-taught web developer with a degree in Sport Sciences getting more and more into electrical engineering and circuit design in my spare time. Super eager to learn!

What sparked my interest was realizing that I can use my programming skills to control PHYSICAL STUFF IN THE REAL WORLD!

I am just awestruck by how many advanced concepts humanity has managed to teach itself. I am currently diving deep in the basics, like voltage, current, resistance, and of course simple circuit design.

I am struggling to understand some of the concepts fully. I feel like I understand many of the equations and a simplified version of what is happening in the circuits. But I am not really understanding what is physically happening. So I really want to ask in the forums when I am stuck on concepts and need other analogies or explanations to sement the knowledge or understanding.

I am also going to need feedback on my circuits, the first probably being one that will control LED strips in my garage with motion sensors and an ultrasonic distance sensor.

Looking forward to learning more!

Hi Tor, @tasan...Welcome to the forum! As @ronbentley1 has already alluded to, the forum has many diverse skill sets in both hardware and software development. I'm quite sure you'll find what you're looking for, so ask away...

We all were newbies at one time or another, and some of us still are, as I'm mostly a hardware guy.. but have some programming experience in Industrial application where connecting to the real world of analog and digital controls was what I did for over 39 years. Learning new programing languages has been a real thrill for an old timer like me..Java script, C++, Python,  so we'll all learn together.. LOL.

Regards,

LouisR

 

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Posted by: @tasan

My name is Tor, I am from Norway and I am a self-taught web developer with a degree in Sport Sciences getting more and more into electrical engineering and circuit design in my spare time. Super eager to learn!

I am struggling to understand some of the concepts fully. I feel like I understand many of the equations and a simplified version of what is happening in the circuits. But I am not really understanding what is physically happening. So I really want to ask in the forums when I am stuck on

Check out this site. Start with the basics, OHMS Law etc.

https://www.falstad.com/circuit/circuitjs.html

 

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TASan
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Thank you for all the answers! That last link looks very cool, I will check it out tomorrow 😊

Interested in learning about electrical engineering!


   
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