Electronic fundamentals are core content for many engineering disciplines. These video clips provide those fundamentals. The contents strive to be clear and concise. These video clips are based on 40 years of electronic design experience at Texas Instruments, 3M, and Emerson.


How do you use it?

“All the videos are also on YouTube.

  • The combination of seeing and hearing increases the odds of comprehending and understanding.
  • Students can rewind and listen multiple times, at their convenience.
  • Everyone learns, not just the select few who are quick learners.
  • Video clips get straight to the point – never see the instructor or the instructor’s credentials – just get the facts.
  • Most video clips are short (less than ten minutes) – helps keep the student’s brain awake (average attention span is 17 secs).
  • Online courses do not replace teachers. Online courses are a teacher resource.”



What do you like best about it?

“Viewing these video clips will help prepare students for the world of electronics. Electronic technology changes often. Understanding electronic basics are the foundation for understanding advanced electronics.

Electronics is not complicated. A resistor (like a light bulb) is similar to a garden hose.  Electric current flowing through a light bulb is similar to water flowing through a garden hose.

A battery is similar to a water tower. When a water tower is empty, there is no water. When a battery is empty there is no current – a dead battery.

A transistor is like a water faucet.  A transistor controls current similar to a water faucet controlling water.

There is nothing difficult to learn.  The hardest part is finding the right person to explain it.”


Target Audience 

  • Students Ages 11-13
  • Students Ages 14-18


Resource Submitter: Clyde Eisenbeis