Got a small electronics part kit, but I need some experiments to use them!

I got a small electronics kit with some relays, fuses, transistors, capacitors and some other generic stuff but I have no idea how to use them. I know I could look up the datasheets but thats boring and I was wondering if there were any kind of interesting tutorials that I could read that showed how/when to use these parts and how to wire them into a circuit.

please and thank you!

Do a search for transistor flip flop, start off making a little oscillator circuit.

Few sources I have found useful. Thought about buying the hard copy of the notebook but just have the soft copy for now. Lots of good projects that merge hardware and coding.

http://www.ladyada.net/learn/arduino/

http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/arduino-programming-notebook/3524026

http://tronixstuff.wordpress.com/tutorials/

http://www.earthshineelectronics.com/files/ASKManualRev5.pdf

enohp: ...I know I could look up the datasheets but thats boring...

Get used to it. Datasheets are there so you know how to hook your parts up, what their characteristics are, etc. There are few components you can use without digging through the datasheet for hooking up, knowing how much they can handle, etc.

There are many electronics tutorials on the web, as linked above, but I really advise you to keep the datasheets for the parts you are using at hand, just to learn how to work with them.

Electronics is not lego's.

Hi - your post caught my eye as I’ve only recently started learning this electronics stuff in MUCH more detail than ever before. (I learned quite a bit as a model railroader, but, of course, had no idea what a “transistor” or "capacitor was…). I wanted to share the following:

I purchased an Elenco PK-101 “learning” kit which is a lot of fun and educational… There’s a very good manual that comes with it, and here’s the (free) PDF of that book (for what it’s worth):

You may need to purchase more parts for their projects, but it’s literally pennies for most stuff. XD

Gary

Benji:

enohp: ...I know I could look up the datasheets but thats boring...

Get used to it. Datasheets are there so you know how to hook your parts up, what their characteristics are, etc. There are few components you can use without digging through the datasheet for hooking up, knowing how much they can handle, etc.

There are many electronics tutorials on the web, as linked above, but I really advise you to keep the datasheets for the parts you are using at hand, just to learn how to work with them.

Electronics is not lego's.

A thousand times THIS.

I would also add that you better get used to doing math - starting with Ohm's law first...