My name is Bradley and today is the day I break away from my old shell and get serious about learning electronics.
I started my electronic education in my early twenties. Graduated in 2010 with AS in EECS however I then decided to put my education on hold to find a job and help with the bills at home. But as time passed on, what became of my education started to become a foggy memory. With no practical work other than my time at school, I managed to land a job that was repairing consumer electronic devices thinking this will help me get a starting experience with the electronic world. During that time, I taught myself how to use DMM, soldering all the way down to 0402 and sometimes a 0201 SMD, how to find a blown cap on a power rail that has over 20+ caps in parallel, and even more - but there was always an itch in the back of my mind. How did they build this? What was the process they had to go through in order to create this product? What tools were used? Etc.
It’s now 2018, my birthday, and my girlfriend gave me a gift I never expected. Thinking to myself what it could be, maybe a new video game or the Destiny 2 Lore book I’ve been talking about. It was the Arduino Uno R3 starting kit. I broke down in tears but not of sadness but of overwhelming joy. Something I always wanted to try but never took that step. Because of that gift, it started a fire in my heart and pushed me to further learn about embedded software in AVRs, electronic design, building DCDC converters, what to look out for, maybe blow some of the projects up lol to understand what went wrong. My foundation is rocky and still a ton I need to learn to strengthen this foundation - but I’m so excited to be here and can’t wait to start learning more again.
I recently started listening to “The Amp Hour” during my long drives to work and special thanks to Chris for this opportunity to be here and recommending Ultralearning.
Thank you all for reading.
TL;DR - I want to learn electronics and embedded systems!