Today I decided to reevaluate my goal, and put some things into context. This project is an outlet for me to have fun, learn something new, and teach others how to do the same. My overall project of constructing my own synthesizer is pretty ambitious, and may take more time than this project permits.
Therefore, I am changing my initial goal and choosing to learn more about electronics, and the science of sound in general.
And when time permits, i’ll talk about how what i’ve learned applies to the creation of an analog synthesizer.
So where better to begin then understanding the concept of Ohm’s Law:
What I’ve Gathered so Far:
Ohm’s law calculates the way in which electricity flows through a circuit.
Electricity is a form of energy resulting from the existence of charged particles (such as electrons or protons), either statically as an accumulation of charge or dynamically as a current.
Ohm’s Law is concerned with three main aspects of the flow of electricity:
Resistance– (R) Resistance describes how hard it is for electricity to flow continuously through the diameter of the wire.It is measured in Ohms. Resistance can be a changing variable in a circuit, and more resistance can create heat within a circuit.
Voltage– (V) Voltage describes the pressure of the flow of electricity, and is measure in volts.
Current– (I) Current describes the flow of electrons through the circuit, and is measured in amps.
All of these qualities can be quantified and observed in a circuit system.
An Ohm’s Law Triangle can help conceptualize what equation to use in order to find the quantity of the chosen variable.
To find V, V= I * R
To find I, I= V / R
To find R, R=V / I
I will be going over basic schematics, and how to solve for V, I, and R using Ohm’s law.