Getting started with electronics is relatively easy.  You can go onto Amazon or ebay and pick up development kits for Arduino or Raspberry Pi that will quickly get you set up to explore electronics.  There are lots of Arduino based tutorials and libraries that can get you started and help you achieve success quickly with relatively little effort learning.  However if you are of a creative mindset you will quickly get frustrated with the plug and play model and want to do something more creative.

This is where learning electronic fundamentals can really help elevate you to the next level – but first you need to decide if you want to be a user of electronics development kits or creator of something new!

Once you have created your Arduino masterpiece if you are left feeling this is great but it would be better if it could do that – you know you have stepped over the line to creator.

Often electronics hobbyists become creators by default when things don’t work as expected.  You can accept it or go about trying to troubleshoot the problem and make it even better.

Troubleshooting and problem solving are skills that are in huge demand at the moment.  If you are an electronics hobbyist and love it, why not make a career from your inquisitive mind?  If you learn some basic electronics it can open you upto a whole new world to explore.

We want to set people up with the skills to create great things and then you can tell us all about them – including all the magic smoke incidents in between.