When it comes to the fundamentals of electronics for beginners, there are many resources available. As others have noted, you often need to know what and where to look for the information. Which is a challenge in itself.
As beginner, I find tutorials on specific components of electronics mostly confusing, because they are often presented in isolation. Take a simple voltage divider, there are a ton of tutorials on this topic and most focus on the math aspects with some simple examples. However, what happens when you attach a resistive load or some other circuit, or send an A/C signal through it. Someone mentioned transistors, instead of focusing on the transistor itself as so many do, show it in circuit(s) and explain how it affects the signals and is affected by the components around, but do so it in a practical hands-on context.
In my mind, the major strength of your program, is that CE is providing the framework to learn and produce an actual working product. You walk us through the process and discuss some of the details, but mostly you provide a path for us to stumble along to a finished product. There are uncountable tutorials on the basics of electronics, but CE offers real world learning. It’s not this is a transistor and here’s a neat schematic, now go figure out how it works. It’s this is a schematic, now we’re going to pick parts, build the PCB, etc … I’ve had so many “Ohh” moments and thats just with the GTB and CE Header courses behind me.
What about taking your existing material and drilling down to the basics. Take the Getting to Blinky series and provide optional “basics” videos that go into detail about what the supporting components do and how they are impacted by the others around them.
• Provides additional content focused on beginners (larger audience)
• Offers two paths, one for those more familiar with the basics, and another for those just getting started out. (path for new without alienating the more advanced)
• Avoids recreating all the content that already exist on the discrete components that make up the fundamentals. (You can link other external content that you recommend)
Thanks for the effort you’ve put into CE, I hope whatever direction you take, we see many more members join.