For the Love of Electronics
Hi, I’m Brian Jenkins.
I’m here because I’ve had a passion for electronics, science, and the way things work all my life.
And it’s that interest that lead me to go to college to get a degree in electrical engineering.
But it wasn’t always easy.
I know what it’s like to have the desire the learn about electronics and build useful things but have absolutely no clue where to start due to the complexity of the subject and the overwhelming amount of information (and misinformation) out there.
As a child, I’d often go to the library (before we had the Internet) and borrow books about electronics, only to be disappointed and confused by all the mathematical equations and theory. After all, most ten year olds are not proficient in algebra!
In middle school and high school, I was terrible at math. This is partially because I didn’t try that hard and partially because I just wasn’t as good at it as some of my other classmates.
After high school, I decided to get a job in construction because I liked to work with my hands and ended up working as an electrician’s apprentice. I attended apprenticeship school at night 2 days a week.
Those two things helped pique my interest in electronics.
I was learning about how to wire houses and other buildings and about 120/240V circuits, but I discovered that my real interest was not in those things, but rather in electronics, component level circuit design and electrical theory.
After a few years I decided to go to school and get a degree in electrical engineering. I had been out of high school for four years and didn’t learn a whole lot there anyway. But I enrolled in what I was told was a difficult program nonetheless.
It was very difficult, but the day came when I finally got that piece of paper that made me an official electrical engineer.
I want to help you, the beginner or intermediate electronics hobbyist/enthusiast.
You see, while some basic math is unavoidable if you want to be able design functional circuits and learn electronics theory, you don’t need to learn calculus (like I did) or be a math whiz (like I’m not) to understand electronics.
I am here as living proof that you can learn electronics even if you’re not a math whiz or a genius and that it doesn’t have to be hard.
You CAN learn to understand why certain components do what they do.
You CAN learn to design your own circuits and projects.
You CAN understand electronics theory.
And I want to help you do all the above.
I decided to start this blog because I want to share my passion for all things electronic with you.
The community is here to inspire, support, and hopefully teach all of you.
And always feel free to comment- this is a supportive, encouraging community that wants to help. It’s yours for the taking! I will comment back as much as I can to help you personally.
For the love of electronics.
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