Monthly Archives: October 2016

Top 10 Resources for Electrical Engineers

It can be a serious challenge for electrical engineers to keep up with the fast pace of change in their field. Thankfully there are many excellent resources available online for them. Here is our top 10 pick.

IEEE Spectrum

This is one of the most comprehensive online resources for electrical engineers. It is updated regularly with well written articles about all aspects of the engineering world.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/

Electronics Engineering Video Blog

The EEVBlog is a highly entertaining website run by Australian electronics design engineer David L. Jones. He has over two decades’ worth of experience in the industry and is now a full time blogger with a very successful YouTube channel. Definitely one to look at and enjoy his unscripted, highly informative and entertaining videos.

http://www.eevblog.com/

Hackaday

This is an excellent site for all engineering enthusiasts who want to know more about the art of hacking. Although the public has come to associate the word hacking with illegal activity, its proper meaning is the art of adapting something to use it in a way for which it was not originally intended. It is a light hearted, but technically highly informative blog looking at the world of hacking.

http://hackaday.com/

Circuit Specialists

If you are looking for electronic components this is a great place to start. The company has been established for over 40 years. Their blog is regularly updated and has a lot of interesting articles.

https://www.circuitspecialists.com/blog/

Electronics Weekly

Electronics Weekly has been established for over 50 years, and is the longest established magazine in the industry. It is a UK site which has a huge amount of information about the electronics industry. This includes informative articles, videos and job listings.

http://www.electronicsweekly.com/

New Electronics

This is another UK based website which provides comprehensive information for the electronics industry. It has been established for over 40 years and is a reliable resource with regularly updated articles.

http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/

Coursera

Coursera is an online education resource which partners with top educational institutions to bring online courses to the public. This is not just a site which is aimed at electrical engineers, but is an excellent resource for many disciplines. The courses are available to everyone and some people qualify for financial aid. All courses are taken online and can be worked through at your own pace.

www.courseraorg

Element 14

It is very easy to spend a great deal of time on the Element 14 website – it has a huge amount of articles on a wide range of topics. There are lots of excellent video tutorials too. It has a very active online community so that you can interact with fellow enthusiasts.

https://www.element14.com/community/welcome

Instructables

You definitely have to take a look at this site. It is a very different concept to the others that we have listed here. It covers many different subjects – you will find recipes and craft projects side by side with engineering projects. The idea for the site originated in the lab at MIT. The site lets you explore, document and share your creations. It is a great way to learn though collaboration with the online community.

http://www.instructables.com/

Stack Exchange

This is another great site for getting ideas for projects. This is a free site for any electrical engineering enthusiast which uses a question and answer format.

http://electronics.stackexchange.com/