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Schematics, Simplified

The first step in designing a circuit starts with creating a schematic.

Think of a schematic as a map. Instead of highways, it shows wires and instead of landmarks, it shows symbols. In schematics, symbols are used to represent parts like resistors, LEDs and the like.

Understanding how to read and create schematics is a fundamental electrical engineering skill.

Looking to create your own schematic? Look no further than paper and pen. If you want to get fancy, KiCAD is a fantastic platform to design circuits.