I’ve decided that I want to start learning some practical things. Perl, Doctor Who, and macrame can only take me so far, you know? And I’ve decided that I want to start with the exciting world of electronics and electricity. I don’t really know even the most basic things about it, other than how to plug something in and the right way to slap a TV to get it to stop buzzing. I want to know both about hobby electronics (building or at least understanding electronic gadgets) and household electrical systems.
Where’s a good place to start? Anyone out there have a book you’d recommend? Should I get one of those “150 Projects in One” kits you can get from Radio Shack? Hook up with a hobbyist’s group? I’m really not sure what the best way is to start.
Any help is appreciated. I promise I will never use any knowledge gained for evil.