Episode 10: Transistors Part 1 of 2 (BJTs

The two most popular kinds of transistors you might use for a project are either BJTs or MOSFETs.  With so many options, it was tough to pick just a few.  In AddOhms #10, we look at NPN BJTs and how to use it as a switch.

in #11 we'll come back and cover the high current brothers:  MOSFETs. 

Transistors are electronic switches that are used to control things that would kill an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or Beaglebone. There are two major types known as a BJT and MOSFET. This is part 1 of a two part series, which looks at BJTs first. Learn what they are and how to use them.

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We covered the 2n3904 in this video.  What BJTs are your favorites and why?  Leave a comment below.

Posted on May 9, 2014 and filed under Components.