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D is for Diode – Circuit Playground

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D is for Diode! Protector of circuits and the D in LEDs, learn how diodes work in this episode of Circuit Playground, featuring engineer Amanda “W0z” Wozniak and robot puppet ADABOT. More from Autodesk:

The diode is well known for its ability to control the flow of electrical current in a circuit. Unlike passive components that sit idly by resisting or storing, diodes actively have their hands deep in the ebb and flow of current as it courses throughout our devices.


In the archives: Episode 1: A is for Ampere, Episode 2: B is for Battery, and Episode 3: C is for Capacitor.

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