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Projects/activities for someone who is interested in electrical engineering?

  1. Oct 15, 2011 #1
    I'm interested in going into the field of Electrical Engineering, but still have around 1 or 2 years. What are some activities/projects I can do to get my feet wet with electrical engineering? Any advice, tips would be greatly appreciated. Just something to get me started, and to keep me interested.

    Thank you for your time.
     
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  3. Oct 16, 2011 #2

    jim hardy

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    peruse the hobby forums.

    here's one , a fellow working on is associate's degree built himself a stereo and had great fun. He posted pictures of his progress.
    http://www.discovercircuits.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=7744&page=1

    you can have great quality sound for under $50.

    or build yourself a battery charger from salvaged washing machine motor and car alternator - you'll learn about 3 phase generators and single phase motors and have a 30 amp battery charger for almost free - go out and price one of those !
     
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