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Read articleCapacitors

Learn how to identify and use various types of capcitor. This article explains the capacitor colour and number codes.
Read articleDiodes

Find out what diodes are used for in electronics and the types of diode that are available.
Read articleLight Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

LEDs are available in many shapes, sizes, and colours. This article explains the advantages of using them rather than lamps in your models.
Read articleReed Switches

James Johnston explains the advantages and disadvantages of using reed switches.
Read articleRelays

Find out how relays work and learn about the latching relay circuit.
Read articleResistors

Discover Ohm's Law and learn how to interpret the mysterious resistor colour code.
Read articleTransformers

John Hewes looks at the characteristics of transformers and their varied uses in electronics.

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