Hey, I was wondering if anyone could provide a bit of a learning roadmap to help me eventually build and understand circuits. Someone suggested The Art of Electronics, but it's a bit over my head. I've been reading http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/electricCircuits/index.htm [Broken], but because the book doesn't explain how the topics are connected to practical applications, I'm having a tough time being motivated to learn the theory. People tell me AoE is great in this "practical" aspect, so are there any suggestions as to how I could improve my knowledge in order to understand the book? My goal is to be able to design and understand cool circuits, learn how to use microprocessors, and eventually build a capable remote controlled car, but I'm not sure where to start. Any help would be appreciated! PS - I'm currently going into my second year as an EE, but I haven't had any relevant courses yet. I'm hoping that I will at some point (or college will seem like a huge waste of money to me), but I'd like to get a head start cause reading Makezine frustrates me since I can't come up with cool ideas like them.