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Having just posted Proposal for new close reason -- "Low expertise", "Too Basic", another approach springs to mind.

Instead of answering such questions, we would answer them in a Basic Electronics Community Wiki -- or a set of such questions -- and then close the original as a duplicate. Perhaps a "Basic Electronics -- how to drive high current devices with a microcontroller or Arduino" would be a good wiki question.

If we tag this "Basic Electronics Wiki", we'd always be able to find it easily if we police the tag.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ This is exactly how the system already works, so your proposing nothing? \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Dec 18 '15 at 3:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Passerby If that's how it wors, find the basic post I refer to above and vote to close the question as a duplicate. It only counts if it takes about 30 seconds. \$\endgroup\$ – Scott Seidman Dec 18 '15 at 11:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ I googled "electrical engineering wiki" and couldn't find it... link @Passerby? About 75% of the questions I see here are "Help me wire this relay to my million-volt transformer" or "LED resistor value needed" or "Can I reverse this 220VAC blender motor?" types of questions; which are fine, but could all be answered in one "wiki for beginners." That would free us veterans for handling juicier questions and giving those the attention they deserve. \$\endgroup\$ – rdtsc Dec 24 '15 at 16:57

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