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March 24, 2012
by JamesFysh
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I was lucky enough to get the kit on Friday, just in time for the weekend :) So far I've just been reading through the PDF, and have wired up the test project - it worked straight off, which is always very encouraging!

I'm hoping I haven't jumped the gun here too much - I really do want to learn the basics (capacitors, discrete transistors, and how electricity really works) before I fall back onto MCUs for ease-of-implementation.

One thing that kind-of stuck out, is that there is no mention of conventional versus electric current. I'm not sure if explaining this early in the PDF is a good idea, or whether maybe it is just an additional source of confusion? For me, reading that electrons from from the negative to positive terminal (if I did not already know about conventional current) would probably have been a source of confusion.

Anyway, on to tinkering! :)

March 26, 2012
by hevans
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Hi James,

I'm glad you are enjoying your kit. Wrapping your head around the conventions for the flow of electrons and how we define current can be a bit confusing, but ultimately it all comes down to picking one and sticking with it. Perhaps it would be a good idea to go a little further into it in our guide, but you are right that it might just add more confusion.

I look forward to reading about your projects on the forums!

Humberto

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