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What Level of Knowledge?

Here I'm interested in electronics. A working knowledge of technology outside of playing video games or Windows 10 can be an asset.

There are all types of knowledge and how people function and use that knowledge is mainly genetic and varies by individual. This is based on Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. I prefer aptitudes over intelligences, a socially loaded word.

To quote myself,

Spatial intelligence refers to the ability to mentally visualize and manipulate objects. What this means is one can within their mind see the inner workings of a device or grasp the workings of things that can't be seen.

A good example of this is electronics where one can mentally see current flow through a complex circuit even when the movement of charges is invisible to our senses. We can only sense the results of the current flow when for example, a heating element gets hot.

This is mainly inherited and can't really be taught...Logical mathematical intelligence of course involves numbers, logic and abstractions. This goes hand-in-hand with spatial intelligence in engineering, computer science, and in scientific and technological professions in general on the technician side.

Reading a blueprint isn't that different than reading an electrical diagram, a more detailed blueprint. These two aptitudes are closely related in electronics. A technician may have to connect, wire, or troubleshoot a system. Engineers are often more abstract heavy on advanced math. A hobbyist will tend to build small projects.

At this point one really needs to decide what level of knowledge they want to acquire, how much hands on, and previous education.

If entering community college I'd recommend survey level classes in chemistry and physics if one has not had them in high school. Also mathematics at least through trigonometry and algebra 2. The higher the better.

Most computer science classes never touch on computer functions as such. C, C++, and assembly language if available are a big plus.

While Python is popular today and used with the Raspberry Pi, it's not suitable for electronics control. This is a low-end personal computer in itself. I'd also learn to use Linux as well.

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