This Is How a Transistor Works

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Transistors are the magical electronic components that make your computer, smartphone and virtually every other gadget on the planet function — but how the hell do they work?

One word: semiconductors. But if that means nothing to you, then you should watch this video — which offers up a great explanation of the science behind transistors. You'll never have known more about how the guts of your gadgets work. [YouTube]