But, there are plenty of people here playing around with Arduinos who have little or no electronics background, so it's not absolutely required.
....I don't think that's a very good rationalization.... and think electronics is trivial, then they come to this section, and it's clear they don't even know Ohm's Law, or the difference between voltage and current. So, please don't say things like "so it's not absolutely required"...
I'm not saying electronics trivial, but you don't need 2 or 3 years of electronics clases before you start having fun or doing useful things. I think my microprocessor class was a 4th-year university class. But, I was playing around with electricity and electronics in grade school (in the dark ages before microprocessors were invented). I started-out with some grade-school science and a couple of "science fair" projects. (I assume I knew Ohms' Law at the point, but I really don't remember when I learned Ohm's Law...) Then I built a couple of kits. Maybe I was in Jr. high by the time I got a soldering iron and built my 1st kit. I took an Electronics class when I was in my 2nd year of high school, and sometime during high school I started building stuff "from scratch".
The US military has trained a zillion enlisted people .......the fundamental part were taught in 13 weeks of 5 day/8 hour classes and about a 50%/50% split between theory and hands on lab.
QuoteThe US military has trained a zillion enlisted people .......the fundamental part were taught in 13 weeks of 5 day/8 hour classes and about a 50%/50% split between theory and hands on lab.13*5*8= 520 hrs sounds like quite a lot. A typical 3-unit college course is probably about 45-50 hrs in class, and they expect 2-3X as much effort out of class. Maybe the military and the colleges just drag things out so long to justify a lot of cost. Could that be true?
Maybe the military and the colleges just drag things out so long to justify a lot of cost. Could that be true?.........You have to realize that the military needed these trainees as qualified as possible ...
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