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    Books, books and more books. (Electronics mainly)

    G'day fellas. (Think I got the right forum, if I don't can a mod move it??? And I searched the 15 pages as well)

    What I am after is a few basic books (prefer to have a hard copy than read up online) on basic electronics (circuits, yadda) and some computer hardware making guides. (Now I just sound like a knob.)

    I have read a few reviews on books on places like Amazon but they all say basic then someone will say more for the advanced reader and the reviews just go around in circles. I am after books on the very basics so I can progress up with it. Preferrably a book with heaps of pictures and diagrams and for the hardware one that gives examples in VB would be handy.

    Also, would it be an idea to take up a part time tafe course in electronics or am I better off just learning at home... Don't want to do this as a career just for a bit of fun and so I know a bit about what I am doing when I make random stuff for the car (and read from here).

    Cheers and thanks in advanced.

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    But will that book give me the basics on creating circuits and stuff? I'm only 17 so I have a long life left to learn :P

    I'll probably get that book though, sounds handy.

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    I'm not sure if it deals with ciruits. Sorry I didn't read ur orignal post carefully.
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    Doesn't matter. I am sure that book has something useful in it (And I plan to buy it in a few days after I check international postage and stuff)

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    Why not check out your local library, amazon.com, or a local bookstore?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Checked out Amazon already but I wanted to know if anyone knew of any good books that they themself used.

    Not a member of my library, been meaning to get a membership so maybe it is about time I do.

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    Another suggestion is a used bookstore, especially if you're looking at learning basic circuitry. The fundamental principles don't change, so a book written in the 60s or 70s is still applicable today.

    Sorry I don't have any specific titles for ya.
    You might consider going to an electronics shop (not Radio Shack) and asking someone there what they would recommend.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Not a bad idea.

    Failing that, I could go ask a uni teacher (or tafe) or something for some recommendations as well. Might just head to an electronics store tomorrow.

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