It is not always possible to experiment with electronics, simply because you do not have the right tools or components to try out a new idea. Nowadays there are a lot of simulation programs, that help you solve electronic puzzles. Below some examples of applications that can really be useful to try out:
This application runs in the browser, it is for free and there are a lot of sample circuits available. During the simulation it shows the flow of current with moving dots – the higher the speed, the higher the current.
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A small but powerful application is iCircuit. It is not for free (few euro’s) but it runs on the Mac and PC. It has a good library with components and can give a realistic simulation of a circuit.
Yenka is a simulation application designed for education. Not only electronics can be simulated, but lots of other technical, physical, mathematical and chemical processes can be simulated. For the students it is free of charge. You can use it without a license. Check it out:
Electronics // Music Technology // Sound Reinforcement
This website is the landing-zone for electronic content of multiple courses within the Royal Conservatoire in Den Haag. The departments Sonology, ArtofSound, and ArtScience all have subjects that relate to Electronics and technology used in Art and Music and Sound reinforcement. The content on this website is created by multiple teachers from the different the departments. On this website you will find mostly theory and also practical examples that are a guideline for the lessons.
The lessons “Introduction to electronics” for Sonology Bachelor 1 students are obligatory. The students will have to attend to 6 sessions where the fundamentals of electronics will be shared, discussed and practiced. To finish the course a small electronic device has to be made.
Four group lessons will be given in the Syneasthesia studio in Amare (6.64). For the Ba1 group these lessons are obligatory. The keynotes of the actual subjects can be found on this website – mostly directly after the lesson.
The course Sensors, Actuators and Microcontrollers deals with the fundamentals of interactive projects. The course consists of 8 full days of theoretical and practical lessons. The participants have to work on their own project.
Here are the readers of the courses by Jan Panis for AOS. Basic Electronics for MT1, Network theory and Network audio for MT2, basics of Sounddesign with loudspeakers and the basics of Vectorworks CAD drawing for TTS2.