Is there such a thing as BASIC or a BEGINNERS section on using ARDUINO and/or ARDUINO associated hardware? Basic or Beginner approach does not start with a SKETCH, nor a SCHEMATIC, and although helpful for marketing isn't a description of a piece of hardware capabilities. What I'm talking about is a section where a piece of hardware is described in terms of usage, not capabilities.
I understand there are hundreds of pieces of hardware, and several hundred more ways they can be used. What I don't understand is where I can go to ask questions about using it, that are answered in the same context I ask it in. Basic, Beginner, (any thing NON-ELECTRONIC) terms. If I knew schematics and nomenclature... chances are pretty good I wouldn't be asking the question, 'cause I'd know electronics.
Manufactures and to a certain extent retailers, for "legal implications" feel they need to be very cautious giving out advice to avoid the dreaded law suit. Others seem like they try to help but do so with trying to impress how smart they are instead of how dumb I am. I attached a drawing, they respond with a schematic, I don't know symbols, I can't grasp the logic expressed in terms of a 4 year degree.
What I can do is see an example of a LED attached to a power supply, and expand it out to 10 LED's (6 connected in parallel, 4 in series) connected to that power supply. So I ask the question "Where do I go"... been there done that, I mean for help in how a piece of hardware is configured for use not capabilities that can be used.
In example: Mega Sensor Shield. Description states it is for making simple connections for a large number of servo's etc. using an external power source. It does not come with instructions, or explanations. 8 channel Relay Module, same thing no instructions but description says it is used to control circuits where external power is needed. I now have both, I can use them both independent of each other with an external power source, but can't use them together. Not because of their capabilities, but because of their lack of documentation on how to configure those capabilities.
Lastly, if there is no place I can be pointed too, there should be. In fact I would be willing to populate it with drawings and terms that could be understood from a beginners standpoint. However in order to do that I would need the appropriate place and sufficient assistance to "grasp the knowledge" to create examples. I'll do the graphics, I'll do the annotations, You can do the editing/review, Others will reap the rewards. Again, I'm not talking about "sketches" I'm talking hookups (hardware to hardware).