Circuit Diagram Symbols - Programming Interactivity

by Joshua Noble

Figure A.1, “Circuit notation” shows some of the most commonly used symbols in electrical diagrams. Understanding the symbols will help you interpret the diagrams in this book and the many schematic diagrams that you might find on the web or in other books. It’s also useful if you want to make your own diagrams for projects. You can find a more comprehensive list at

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This excerpt is from Programming Interactivity . With Programming Interactivity, you'll explore cutting-edge techniques for interaction design, and get the background and technical information you need to design, program, build, and troubleshoot your own projects. This book explains programming and electrical engineering basics, and introduces three freely available tools created specifically for artists and designers: Processing, Arduino, and OpenFrameworks.

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Figure A.1. Circuit notation

Circuit notation

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