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Subject: Re: how to master electronics, use of transistor, op amp...?
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 13:33:26 GMT
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Organization: Road Runner
Being self taught, I certainly have a bias that would saturate any
transistor, but for me, all the book knowledge I have turns pale in
comparison to actuall hands-on experience. If you ask me, it depends on
whether you want to write about theory, or actually build stuff. I tend
to design entirely functional devices without ever drawing a schematic
or picking up a calculator. I usually only draw a schematic to aid in
the design of the PCB itself (and to save the design for later use).
Seeing it on paper, colleagues tend to get quite frustrated because they
can't explain why it works, no matter how much math they put into it.
Note that I have tried designing on paper first many times. However, it
is not nearly as much fun, nor does it (hardly ever) yeild a result
which will hold up under actual tests. I find it only useful up to a
certain point. Eventually, there comes the time to "just do it", as that
sneaker company slogan states.
Theory is, after all, just theory. Nothing is perfect. There is
always a better way to accomplish something, and those who can think
outside the box have the best chance at innovation. After all,
innovation is, by definition, something new. You don't get that by
following the "textbook examples".
I should also point out that aptitude plays an important role here.
If you don't "have it", you ain't gonna get it. You can't learn to have
talent for something. Fortunately, genetics *usually* insures that we
enjoy what we are good at. Hence the saying: 'Do what you love, and love
what you do'.
**awaiting many flames**
> I am just a beginner, I understand the basics
> However, when I comes to design?? I totally have no idea.
> Even when I look at a network of transistor, op amp...
> Sometimes, I dont get why it works
> I know it's all about experience, but is there any way to learn??
> How do you guys becomes professional?? I know there must be tough periods!!
> Would you share your experience?