Electronics

Cost: £109.05 = £25 Books + £35.59 Tools & Equipment + £48.46 Supplies & Components

    Books & References

  1. Make: Electronics, 2nd Edition, by Charles Platt, Maker Media, 2015, £17 (Oct 2017), £25 (Nov 2017)
    A hands-on primer for the new electronics enthusiast. Learning by Discovery: burn things out, mess things up — that’s how you learn. Chapter One – Electricity basics. Chapter Two – Wiring. Chapter Three – Soldering. Chapter Four – Chips.
  2. AWG to mm conversion
  3. Wire Gauge Size Chart
  4. Worldwide Voltage, Plug, and Socket Reference
  5. Switch Terminology
  6. Metric Prefixes Reference
  7. Spiratronics – Electronics Hobbyist Supply – UK
  8. DigiKey – UK

  9. Tools-Chapter One

  10. Ultrics Multimeter, £10 (manual, not auto-ranged, measures V, A, Z, F, transistor check, continuity check), comes with 9V battery and test probes
  11. Double-ended Leads with Alligator Clips, £1.68 (for 10 pc)
  12. Safety Glasses, £1.39 – better safe than sorry. An eye is too beautiful a thing to lose to carelessness.
  13. Pocket Magnifying Lens, £1.07
  14. Small Parts Storage Box (10 slots), £1.36 (for 2 pc)
  15. Tools-Chapter Two

  16. Small Screwdriver Set, £2.39
  17. Small Long-Nosed Pliers, £2.86
  18. Sharp-Nose Pliers, £2.15 Nov 28, £1.18 Dec 1
  19. Wire / Side Cutters, £1.63
  20. 20-30 AWG Wire Strippers, £6.57
  21. Tools-Chapter Three

  22. Dedicated DC 9V mains power supply unit, £4.49

  23. Supplies-Chapter One

  24. Battery Holder with Flying Leads 1 x AA, £0.22
  25. AA batteries (high current), £0.74 (for 2 pc)
  26. 9V battery (high current), £1.59
  27. 9V Battery Clip Connector, £1.17 (for 10 pc)
  28. Automotive 3A fuse, £0.42 (for 3 pc)
  29. 3mm generic (std) LEDs, 5 colors, Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, White, £0.85 (for 50 pc)
  30. Low-current 3mm LEDs, £1.00 (for 10 pc)
  31. Resistor Kit, 20 values (25 pieces each), 5% tolerance, 0.25W power rated, 500 pieces total, £3.49 (for 500 pc)
  32. 1K-ohm linear potentiometer, £0.82 (for 2 pc)
  33. Zinc-plated steel brackets, £3.24 (for 25 pc)
  34. Supplies-Chapter Two

  35. 700 tie points solderless breadboard, £1.79
  36. 22 guage solid core hookup wire, red (positive), blue (negative), yellow (other), £1.77 (for 3 spools, 5m each)
  37. 22 guage stranded flexible wire, £1.81 (for 3m)
  38. SPDT Screw Terminal Toggle Switches, £3.54 (for 2 pc)
  39. Tactile Switches, 2-pin DIP, £3.40 (for 55 pcs)
  40. DPDT 9VDC Signal Relay – Omron G5V-2-H1-DC9 DPDT 1A 9V (DigiKey UK), £4.96 (for 2 pc)All DigiKey (16 relevant) – these aren’t cheap
  41. Capacitors – Assorted, 25 values, 125 pieces (5 units of ea. type), £3.44 (for 125 pc), Ceramic Capacitors x10-pack 100nF, 10nF, 47nF, £0.78 (for 3 x 10 packs)
  42. Transistor (Amplifiers) NPN 2N2222, £1.72 (for 100 pcs)
  43. Trim Pots – Single Turn, 500K Ohms (box/kit with many values). Individual units: 200K 20K, 500K, £2.94 (3 pcs ea. for 3 values)
  44. 2″ (50mm) 8-Ohm magnetic loudspeaker, £1.01
  45. Supplies – Chapter 3

  46. Diodes – 1N4001 and 1N4148, £2.31 (25 pcs + 10 pcs)
  47. Supplies – Chapter 4

  48. IC Socket DIP 8-pin, 14-pin, 16-pin, £3.26 (10 pc + 34 pc + 30 pc)
  49. 7-segment display, Kingsbrite SC56-11EWA 0.56″ red (Digi Key), £3.20 (3 pcs)
  50. DC-DC 9V to 5V Regulator LM7805CT (Digi Key), £4.15 (10 pcs)

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