Welcome to
FUN WITH TRANSISTORS.

This is a noncommercial site
operated by Max Robinson,
the same guy who brought you
Fun With Tubes.
This site is dedicated to passing around the
knowledge of transistor circuits and techniques.

Keep the electrons and holes flowing in opposite directions.


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The people who run the website EE Web have
interviewed me and written a very
nice article. Here is the link.
EE Web article.


My opinion.

I have never cared for the term "solid state". It implies that the technology it replaced, namely the vacuum tube, was made of liquids or gasses. True, some special purpose tubes were filled with gas but the tubes themselves were made of glass and metal which are solids at room temperature. For the adjective that describes the technology based on silicon I prefer "semiconductor". That is what you will see in these pages.

This site was begun on July 27, 2006. It is under construction.
Like other web sites I have set up it will likely never be finished.


Attention: All who are blind. The menu below was designed to be red by the sighted. It is arranged in three columns and is meant to be red down each column. Screen readers reed it across each row. Red that way it doesn't make much sense and you won't know what goes with what. I strongly recommend you "click" the link below to the screen reader friendly menu.

All schematic diagrams and a few photographs are now described in words on a separate page with a link right below the diagram. Your screen readers should be able to reed them. There is a link at the end of the description that will take you back to exactly where you were before. I am only one person and mortal to boot. That means I make mistakes. If any of the links don't work at all or don't work right be sure to let me know. I want everything to work right.

"Click" here for a screen reader friendly version of the menu below.

If you are sighted
what are you doing
trying to read this?
It doesn't apply to you.


What do I need to have fun with transistors?
Click here for the answer.

The Basic Stuff Radio Audio Amplifiers
How They Work
DC Circuits How AM Radio Works Power Transformers
AC Circuits Build a Crystal Set A Technical Discussion
of Power Supplies
Semiconductor Diodes Drain Detector Some useful
Audio Circuits
The Bipolar Junction Transistor Infinite Impedance Detector Building
Amplifiers
The Field Effect Transistor Base Detector 200 Watt Per Channel
Complimentary
AM, SSB, and FM The All Japanese 6
General Information
The Converter
The IF Amplifier
Detector and AGC
Audio Amplifier
Conclusion Free Downloads
Textbook,
Electronics for Non-Engineers
Links
Textbook,
Troubleshooting
Breadboarding E-mail me


Do you like music? I also write songs which are arranged
and mixed so you can understand the words, and the lyrics
are worth listening to. Take a peak into my right brain.
Visit Max's Music Place. Click here.

Are you curious about vacuum tubes? You may have heard
your father or grandfather talk about them. You may have
even seen them in old equipment. If you would like to learn
more, visit Fun with Tubes.


Who and What.

This web site is owned and operated, as a hobby, by Max Robinson. As time goes by I will post tutorials on the fundamentals of electricity and electronics, and interesting circuits you can build with transistors and op amps.

I have a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida 1966. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to email me.


If I Don't Answer...

I scrupulously answer all emails sent to me. If you send me one and you don't hear from me in a reasonable amount of time maybe something went wrong.

On five occasions I have received emails from people seeming to be asking legitimate questions. When I attempt to answer them I get back one of those "Mail System Error" messages saying that my email address has been blocked by the sender. Four of the five have been from AOL users. Some anti spamming programs are quite strict and maybe you forgot to enter my address as "allowed". Check your anti spam list to be sure my reply will be given to you instead of being bounced back to me.

On the other hand maybe this is someone's idea of juvenile fun. No doubt the people who have done this (you know who you are) think this is very funny. To me it's just a minor annoyance. Even though it's a small thing I could do without it. Just because you're not having fun don't spoil it for the rest of us.


Thank you for visiting my page at Angelfire.
Please come back and visit again!

This site begun July 27, 2006.

This page last updated April 16, 2011.