Hello gang. [I used the search but couldn't find much except for recommendations for Horowitz's Art of Electronics, so I apologize in advance if I missed a similar thread somewhere] I realized that my knowledge of electronics, circuits, and the like is appallingly bad for someone who claims to want to be a scientist. I took a few basic E&M courses in my physics major, so I can read really simple circuits and understand some basic concepts but I can't solder, read 'real' diagrams, or build my own stuff. I have a summer to burn and I'd like to get myself up to speed on some of this stuff. I looked at the toolbox thread, so I have a rough idea of what some of the parts I need would be and a place to get them, I suppose I'm just looking for a book explaining the basics of building and understanding electronics or one with some good beginner-level projects. If anyone could give me some advice or point me to a similar thread, I'd be very appreciative. Thank you!