Do you remember the first time you tried to read a map? There were all those weird symbols and curving lines that you had to figure out before you could get anywhere. Electric circuits are kind of the same way… people use schematic diagrams to write down how their circuit is wired so others can build it, too.

Now that you’ve built a couple of the breadboard circuits, it’s time to figure out how to read the symbols and build a circuit from a diagram. At first, it may seem a bit overwhelming with all the strange symbols and lines drawn all over the page, but don’t worry – after a couple of circuits, you’ll be cruising through these like a pro.

The first thing you need to do is download the schematics (if you haven’t already) and then watch this video:

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6 Responses to “How to Read Schematics”

  1. wjhofmans says:

    This was super neat! -Like learning a code!

  2. Candance Tucker says:

    We are working fine now! Thank you so much and we look forward to all of the new videos. 🙂

  3. Thanks for the kudos! So glad you are enjoying the program! You’re going to love Lessons 3 and 4 that we just added to Unit 14 – 82 more videos! 🙂

    As for the video stopping, try this: hit PLAY and then hit PAUSE and wait for it to load completely, then hit PLAY again… did that help? If not let me know so we can try something else.

    BTW: we’re currently updating ALL the videos so that they will play much more smoothly, but should help in the meantime.

  4. Candance Tucker says:

    At around 1:46, the video stops. We cannot get it to continue playing even if we log out and go back in. Any advice? BTW, according to my son, you are an absolute genius and this program ROCKS! 🙂

    Kandye Tucker

  5. Try again – looks like there was a typo in the link.

  6. Eric Stevens says:

    download the schematics is not working