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4 Resources for Learning Electronics

“Learning is not a spectator sport.” D. Blocher

Learning electronics or the technology to use the latest electronics may have been a barrier in the past, but today there are so many credible resources that offer everything you need to know. The best part? This education is low cost or free. Here’s just a handful of the resources that are available.


Nathan Seidle and the SparkFun team are on a mission to get electronics in the hands of many, especially young people.

They have a whole section dedicated to education.
They’ll also be adding an XBee course soon.



Coursera offers courses from the top universities, for free. The service enables anyone to learn from world- class professors, watch high quality lectures, achieve mastery via interactive exercises, and collaborate with a global community of students.

We’re especially fond of the computer science and technology based courses, like this Machine Learning Course.



If you’re looking to learn in-person, Skillshare classes are the way to go. Once you choose your city, Skillshare will offer class categories, include our favorite, the technology category.

Are you already an expert? Skillshare encourages experts to share knowledge, so you can setup your class on the platform. We’d love to see more classes in the technology category’s electronics section.


Your Local Hackerspace

Hackerspaces are great places to find in-person learning opportunities. Our own Rob Faludi will be speaking about the XBee Internet Gateway at ATX Hackerspace this Wednesday evening. Join us if you’re in the Austin area.

What are you learning? What would you like to learn? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter.


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