How to Wire Circuits from Schematics
In electronics, the schematic is a drawing that represents a circuit, and is used to communicate designs and ideas. Knowing how to draw and read a schematic is very important as you venture into the world of electronics, particularly if you want to share your design with fellow electronic enthusiasts or if you want to use a circuit designed by someone else.
If you have gone through any of our Stamps in Class texts, you’ve probably come across various schematics and wiring diagrams showing you how to build the circuits needed for your program to run. Until now you may have relied solely on the wiring diagram, or the picture that shows you exactly which breadboard sockets to connect your electronic components to. However, in the “real world” of electronics, wiring diagrams aren’t generally used to portray circuits; so you’ll have to learn how to read the schematic instead.
At first glance, a schematic might seem somewhat daunting, and you might be confused by all of the symbols and lines. But have faith! Even the most complex schematics can be easily wired if broken into small pieces. Today, we’ll get you up to speed on how to read schematics, and how to wire circuits from them on a breadboard.·
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