schematic symbols

Sixteenth Ham lesson o' de day

Schematics!  The visual description of a circuit by using standardized symbols of the different electrical components.  Thus far, we’ve gone through resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors, fuses, circuit breakers, switches, and relays.

Quite a few.  I’ll show the basic symbols for the following, but for more detailed/specific ones, google is a fantastic resource :p.






The arrows always point towards the N-type material.


Circuit Breakers:



As you can tell, these are pretty similar to the switches.

I think I’ll come up with a more interesting way to demonstrate these schematic symbols.


Countdown to Diodeshipping Day 2015!

Celebrate your favorite nerd couple on December 5th in any way you want: gifs, photosets, art, stories- whatever you can think of! Just remember to tag it #diodeshipping day

Also as an extra activity, mark yourself with the diode schematic symbol and show it off as instructed here.

And remember: Diodeshipping is Love, Diodeshipping is Life!