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    Hello everybody.This is kartik and i have completed my first year in IC engineering.I was introduced to the world of arduino and the amazing things it can do by my seniors.Since then, i have been watching youtube videos ( jeremy blum's) and reading the book by him too .I got an arduino and learning all the basics from the videos and the book like transistor applications, shift registers, running a motor and using a H bridge and stuff like that.
    My questions are as follows:
    -Am i going over the top by learning about shift registers, h bridge and about transistors?
    -Do i need to first learn the basics of digital electronics(like oscillators,data,clock,flip-flops)?Or is it completely okay to follow the book i am reading (and i am definitely getting most of it)?
    -is using an arduino a mistake in the first place and that i need to cver up digital electronics first?
    if yes, then possible material that i could go thorugh.
    cheers,
    kartik

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    No , your not giong over the top the more knowledge you have the better off you are. Also the things mentioned are quite basic not over the top.
    Its your call , basic Electronics knowledge never hurt anyone. As you can always look things up . But when you start desining more complex board such things will be needed to be known before hand.
    Arduino is like a stepping stone for better things to come.

    Build projects and not worry about sylabus and theories , when you do things these things will automatically be learned.
    Vikas Patial

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    I'm new here, but what vikas just said sounds about right. I always keep a few books around, but not to study them word by word, but to answer the questions that pop up during a proyect.

    In any case, if you are studying engineering, the school will make sure that you learn all the basics, so you are free to experiment on your own with other stuff!!

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    You need to learn some basics about digital electronics before you proceed to arduino.

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    You must have a clear knowledge about electronics. Oscillators and flip-flops are very important.

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