Here are links to sites that I have used most. There are many other excellent sites and I will keep adding them as I have time to learn from them. Cruising the internet can be kind of random and my list reflects that randomness. I have grouped the sites into three sections: DIY, Electronics Supply, and Electronics Theory.
||Aron Nelson hosts a forum where I have received lots of help. His site is full of information that I read frequently, especiallyhis FAQ, mods, and debugging pages. And I have purchased components like commonly used transistors and3PDT switches from his store.
||I have learned more from R.G. Keen than anyone else. His articlesare posted on this site and R.G. is a huge contributor to Aron’s forum.
||Well, maybe I have learned more from Mark Hammer than anyone else. I’m not sure and it doesn’t matter. This is Mark’s site.
||John Lyons’ site has several unique and useful tutorials. John is a consummate craftsman and I find his work inspiring.
||J.D. Sleep runs a circuit board and boutique pedal business on GeneralGuitarGadgets. But he
also hosts schematics, layouts, and some excellent beginner information that helped me get started.
||Francisco Peña also sells circuit boards on his excellent site. I use his site frequently for his fine library of schematics and several clear, illustrated tutorials. But much more is available there.
||Joe Davisson has designed some circuits that I think are very cool. His stuff is elegant, instructive, and rocks.
||A source of instructive and original circuits and articles.
||I buy from Small Bear because the service is personal, the prices are good, and Steve Daniels is serving the DIY community.
||I find Mouser has the most stuff, good prices, nice website, and speedy delivery.
|Circuit Specialists, Inc.
||Peter Snowberg turned me on to Circuit Specialists for my soldering iron. Since then I have gone back to them for other supplies and tools.
||Occasionally, I need to get something here. Also fast and reliable.
||Also, an occasional place I buy because Small Bear or Mouser doesn’t have what I want.
|All About Circuits
||This is one version of an E-Book written by Tony R. Kuphaldt that I have found useful. Several people have recommended it on Aron’s forum. I have learned a lot from it. Currently this version is maintained by members of a forum for suggesting changes.
||This SPICE website is also a good introduction to electronics because there are SPICE simulations to go with the material.
|Naval Electronic Engineering Training Series (NEETS)
||Occasionally, this has been a helpful alternative source to Kuphaldt’s book.