Welcome

This is the introduction where we will start with some fundamental building blocks in electronics. The reader can jump forward or backward in this and other books by selecting the desired link on the left-hand panel.

The materials are suitable for classroom instruction as well as for the hobbyist. Additional books, materials and kits are available through our online catalog.

What makes this modular approach a bit unconventional is how we view the field of electronics in a holistic manner. Topics such as direct current, and alternating current are covered in our homogeneous environment. This is how they are used in the real world today, and this is how they are presented in this series.

This modular approach also provides the flexibility to continuously improve and updated the materials. The materials in this book will combine some traditional theory, some chemistry, some mathematics and some easy to build experiments (kits) to enhance the learners experiences. Take time to look beyond the surface of the learning and ask yourself how each technology learning experience can be applied in todays world. Think about how you might adapt your new-found knowledge in new and different ways and above all to have fun in the process.

Lets start by sharing a story.

The Story

Today, technology exists to enable computers to identify and auto-heal or auto-configure other systems.

A technician might place a newbie, partially configured computer into a lab environment. The existing (cloud) systems will realize a new member has joined their networked group. The newbie system is quickly evaluate by the group, its applications, and its patches, and then promptly rebuild as a clone of the member systems themselves.

Once we get past any discomfort of computers assimilating newbie computers into their fold, there is a great financial and technical value here. Using a block of virtualized services, the service group would connect to any remote system and rebuild it with minimal or no onsite support needed.

This is Electronics at its best. Well, before we bite off this level in electronics, in the next few pages we will start much smaller. We will start with an atom.

Watching Out For Barriers

One of the barriers to innovation is, when we are taught to think in specific ways. We stop looking for other options, and other answers. Have you ever said, I found it the last place I looked. Well, just think what would happen if you looked 5 more places after you found what you were looking for. Simple! You would have found more then what you were looking for! That is increased knowledge.

I call this: There is something else here! thinking!

To become a successful leader in science, and technolology, we first must learn to think outside the box and start applying uncommon mythologies to common technologies. In this series there are some RULES of technology as the starting points. These are NOT limiting points. These may be the extent of our humans understanding today. Human understanding can be expanded, thus changing the rules.


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