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Nov 15, 2012 by Snake Physicist | Posted in Other - Electronics

What is a basic starter's pack for an electronics beginner?

I always wanted to get busy with hobbyist electronics but being the huge procrastinator I am, I continuously put this aspiration aside. Since I'm also a huge fan of video games, that was the main reason I put it off. Now, I decided to fix some 'life mistakes' like not studying much and consuming all my time in front of the screen without doing anything productive; so I uninstalled all games! Since I'm a Physics student and we are doing a basic electrical circuits lab this semester, I decided to start taking it as a hobby, too. The thing is, I'm also an impulsive buyer. Last time I took this initiative without giving it too much thought, I went and spent 30 euros on a soldering iron and solder that I don't know how to use, a soldering pump, and other unnecessary stuff. Now I plan on doing something a tad bit more organized. So, first of all, here's what I currently own: -A 30 Watt Weller soldering iron /w solder -Solder pump -Soldering braid -A variety of tools (case of various sized screwdrivers, wire cutter and stripper, etc.) -An old PC power unit that I modded to be used as a lab power supply I found a neat online shop with extremely low prices and I was planning on buying some banana wires, a breadboard (220x120mm) and of course a digital multimeter (a very basic, 4 euros one with voltage, resistance, current, diode and some other readings). There is also a rather cheap soldering station that can go from 25 to 60 watts but I'm not sure if I need it. There's a shop in my neighborhood that sells components, too. So, what do you think? Keep in mind that I want to spend just enough money to have everything that a BEGINNER needs! If you have any ideas on my current buy list or any additions, please tell me! Also, a secondary question: how do you think I should get started? Are there some 'basic circuits' that all electronics hobbyists must do? Like the 'Hello World' program that gets a new programmer up and running? Thank you! Also, something else. In the lab, we use both a DC supply and a function generator (AC). Am I going to need something like this? And what about an oscilloscope?


Soldering iron : If your Weller (good choice) is a temperature controlled one, i.e. it takes tempareature controlled bits, then you don't need the soldering station apart from a stand with a solder sponge. Recommend a PTF7 bit for PCB work. It's a fine bit. If you need something a bit bigger then the PTL7 is the one to go for. If your soldering pump is any goos then put the solder braid in a draw and forget about it. Tools: The following come under the heading of highly desirable and dead handy to have around but you don't need them all right away. They ain't cheap but properly used a set of Lindstrom side cutters are the bees knees, Use them for cutting component leads, hookup wire and nothing else and they will last a lifetime. I have a 40 year old pair that are still good. A cheaper set of end cutters are useful too. A scalpel or sharp craft knife for cutting pcb tracks. Small snipe nosed pliers, the ones where the nose is about 2cms long. A small electrical screwdriver (a must have) for knob grub screws, terminal block etc. A set of watch maker's screwdrivers. A set of Allen keys. A set of Torx drivers or at least a few, especially a tiny one as cell phones tend to be held together with them. Tweezers. A stiff brush and an aerosol can of pcb cleaner. A fibre glass typing error correction brush can be handy too. A reel of 60/40 multicore lead/tin solder. Do NOT get lead free solder, it's a mare to use even for the experienced. Large electrical pliers. Large side cutters. A set of BA or metric or both nut spinners from 0BA to 8BA (0,2,4,6,8). A set of BA and metric spanners in the same size as the nut spinners. The list is practically what a professional service engineer would use so as I said buy the bits as and when you feel you need them as they aren't all required initially. PSU: Ideally a 0-30V variable power supply, which could be your first project. Mostly a 12V and/or 9V regulated power supply will do for

GibsonEssGee | Nov 15, 2012
GibsonEssGee | Nov 15, 2012
Soldering iron : If your Weller (good choice) is a temperature controlled one, i.e. it takes tempareature controlled bits, then you don't need the soldering station apart from a stand with a solder sponge. Recommend a PTF7 bit for PCB work. It's a fine bit. If you need something a bit bigger then the PTL7 is the one to go for. If your soldering pump is any goos then put the solder braid in a draw and forget about it. Tools: The following come under the heading of highly desirable and dead handy to have around but you don't need them all right away. They ain't cheap but properly used a set of Lindstrom side cutters are the bees knees, Use them for cutting component leads, hookup wire and nothing else and they will last a lifetime. I have a 40 year old pair that are still good. A cheaper set of end cutters are useful too. A scalpel or sharp craft knife for cutting pcb tracks. Small snipe nosed pliers, the ones where the nose is about 2cms long. A small electrical screwdriver (a must have) for knob grub screws, terminal block etc. A set of watch maker's screwdrivers. A set of Allen keys. A set of Torx drivers or at least a few, especially a tiny one as cell phones tend to be held together with them. Tweezers. A stiff brush and an aerosol can of pcb cleaner. A fibre glass typing error correction brush can be handy too. A reel of 60/40 multicore lead/tin solder. Do NOT get lead free solder, it's a mare to use even for the experienced. Large electrical pliers. Large side cutters. A set of BA or metric or both nut spinners from 0BA to 8BA (0,2,4,6,8). A set of BA and metric spanners in the same size as the nut spinners. The list is practically what a professional service engineer would use so as I said buy the bits as and when you feel you need them as they aren't all required initially. PSU: Ideally a 0-30V variable power supply, which could be your first project. Mostly a 12V and/or 9V regulated power supply will do for
Jul 07, 2012 by Pragadeesan Shankar | Posted in Other - Electronics

Hi!! I want to buy a electronic tool kit...?

I am BE eee student...i need suggestions to buy a cheapest electronic tool kit package online.The tool kit should satisfies all my needs during engineering projects...Also tell me what are tools required for making basic as well as professional projects...thks for ur reply...:) tool kit should support me to do engineering projects in electronics.,so my tool kits should consist of LED,breadboard,multimeter,transistors,resistorsetc


The cheapest tool kit is NOT what You want...... All serious professionals know cheap tools are nothing but a disappointment..... Talk to your teacher and ask what he recommends for tools.... It would be helpful if you let us know exactly what tools you need..... Many techs assemble there own kits to match the kind of work they are doing...... What ever you do stick with brand names like SK Tools, Craftsman, Snap-On, Mac, Fluke Meters, ChannelLoc, Klein Tools, Wright, Weller Soldering tools...... AVOID all made in China or other Home Depot / Walmart tools... They either break easy or will not get the job done...... You will need Torx screwdrivers...... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-Profes sional-7-pc-Torx-Screwdriver-Set-Sears-I tem-49302-/150847708888?pt=LH_DefaultDom ain_0&hash=item231f395ed8 Regular screwdrivers... http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-piece-Craftsma n-Professional-Screwdriver-Set-9-47202-/ 110871577473?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&h ash=item19d0760381 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Xcelite-5-piece- ergonomic-handle-screwdriver-set-XPE-500 -XPE500-New-in-box-/170822798825?pt=BI_E lectrical_Equipment_Tools&hash=item2 7c5d50de9 Nut drivers.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Klein-Tools-631- 7-Piece-Cushion-Grip-Nut-Driver-Set-3-ho llow-shafts-/170873623724?pt=LH_DefaultD omain_0&hash=item27c8dc94ac http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Craftsman-Nu tdriver-Mechanics-Tool-Set-SAE-Inch-Metr ic-8-PC-6PT-Socket-/261055140657?pt=LH_D efaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc8195331 A socket set.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-154-Pi ece-MECHANICS-Tool-Set-Socket-pc-NEW-/33 0576066044?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&has h=item4cf7de75fc Pliers.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CRAFTSMAN-3- pc-Precision-Mini-Pliers-Set-Needle-Nose -Cutter-Long-FREE-SHIP-/160831695072?pt= Pliers&hash=item257250e8e0

METROPOLIS1 | Jul 07, 2012
METROPOLIS1 | Jul 07, 2012
The cheapest tool kit is NOT what You want...... All serious professionals know cheap tools are nothing but a disappointment..... Talk to your teacher and ask what he recommends for tools.... It would be helpful if you let us know exactly what tools you need..... Many techs assemble there own kits to match the kind of work they are doing...... What ever you do stick with brand names like SK Tools, Craftsman, Snap-On, Mac, Fluke Meters, ChannelLoc, Klein Tools, Wright, Weller Soldering tools...... AVOID all made in China or other Home Depot / Walmart tools... They either break easy or will not get the job done...... You will need Torx screwdrivers...... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-Profes sional-7-pc-Torx-Screwdriver-Set-Sears-I tem-49302-/150847708888?pt=LH_DefaultDom ain_0&hash=item231f395ed8 Regular screwdrivers... http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-piece-Craftsma n-Professional-Screwdriver-Set-9-47202-/ 110871577473?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&h ash=item19d0760381 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Xcelite-5-piece- ergonomic-handle-screwdriver-set-XPE-500 -XPE500-New-in-box-/170822798825?pt=BI_E lectrical_Equipment_Tools&hash=item2 7c5d50de9 Nut drivers.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Klein-Tools-631- 7-Piece-Cushion-Grip-Nut-Driver-Set-3-ho llow-shafts-/170873623724?pt=LH_DefaultD omain_0&hash=item27c8dc94ac http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Craftsman-Nu tdriver-Mechanics-Tool-Set-SAE-Inch-Metr ic-8-PC-6PT-Socket-/261055140657?pt=LH_D efaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc8195331 A socket set.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-154-Pi ece-MECHANICS-Tool-Set-Socket-pc-NEW-/33 0576066044?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&has h=item4cf7de75fc Pliers.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CRAFTSMAN-3- pc-Precision-Mini-Pliers-Set-Needle-Nose -Cutter-Long-FREE-SHIP-/160831695072?pt= Pliers&hash=item257250e8e0
Fly Inverted | Jul 07, 2012
Yeah, that is pretty complete. Your tool kit will evolve very much based on what you are doing. Some of the tools in my tool box, I made myself to fit specific places or do specific jobs. Your tool box is very important. It keeps your tools organized, and in a place that you can find each item. You learn very quickly to put it back in the right place every time you use it. It is very frustrating to spend ten minutes wasting time looking for something, instead of working on your project. Don't be cheap about your tool box. It is a major component of your equipment.

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    Weller SP40NKUS 40 Watt LED Soldering Iron Kit, Red/Black

    Home Improvement (Apex Tool Group)

    Rating (177 reviews):
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    Loved It

    I have the previous model of the weller 40w soldering iron and this is a definite improvement. At first I was a little concerned about the bulky front of the soldering iron but after using it those concerns are gone. In fact, the new Weller soldering iron seems better in every way. But let me take you through it one-by-one:The HandleThe hard plastics have a matt finish that feels nice and does offer a little friction and there is a rubber grip that makes holding it very easy. The rubber grip extends over the lip of the chunky triangular front of the handle. The triangular shape with the high friction grip of the rubber means the iron is safer. The previous one would roll easily just from the weight of the cable. The new design means it stays put where you leave it.Another improvement to the handle is the flexible cable protextor at the base of the handle which will help stop the cable from bending and wearing out the insulation.The... 5/5 Inna Tysoe "Inna Tysoe" (Earth) - See all my reviews, May 3, 2013

    DO NOT USE WITH LEAD FREE SOLDER !! TIPS FALL APART VERY QUICKLY !!

    The iron itself is nice and the lights are great. I bought a large quantity of these irons to use for STEM education at a local school. In Maryland, we have to use lead free solder in schools. The tips for this iron only have nickel over copper plating which erodes extremely quickly (after about 20-30 minutes of use) when used with lead free solder. The whole front of the soldering iron tip just vanishes !!!!Good soldering iron tips have copper, nickel, then iron, and chrome plating on them to do a better job of protecting the copper underneath. For reference, I was using Kester K100 solder with #48 flux. I have been using this same solder with my Hakko professional iron with great results for a long time with no problems at all. This has been a disaster and I have had to scramble to go beg and borrow some real soldering irons for my next classes. All of the tips (MT1 thru MT3) that Weller offers only have nickel plating so there is no real solution to this problem as of... 1/5 Melinda - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller SP25NKUS 25 Watt LED Soldering Iron Kit, Red/Black (Tools & Home Improvement) The iron itself is nice and the lights are great. I bought a large quantity of these irons to use for STEM education at a local school. In Maryland, we have to use lead free solder in schools. The tips for this iron only have nickel over copper plating which erodes extremely quickly (after about 20-30 minutes of use) when used with lead free solder. The whole front of the soldering iron tip just vanishes !!!!Good soldering iron tips have copper, nickel, then iron, and chrome plating on them to do a better job of protecting the copper underneath. For reference, I was using Kester K100 solder with #48 flux. I have been using this same solder with my Hakko professional iron with great results for a long time with no problems at all. This has been a disaster and I have had to scramble to go beg and borrow some real soldering irons for my next classes. All of the tips (MT1 thru MT3) that Weller offers only have nickel plating so there is no real solution to this problem as of... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, May 2, 2014

    Irony of the Iron

    0 1/5 Brian S. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller SP40NKUS 40 Watt LED Soldering Iron Kit, Red/Black (Tools & Home Improvement) Initially I really liked this iron. Only owned for 2 months doing some light work and now won't heat. This seems to be a common problem with these. Cheap and disposable. Has a nice feature with LEDs to see what you're doing. The irony of the iron is that the LEDs last years...sadness. Now it's a corded low lumen flashlight with a 6 ft reach possessing blunt stabbing abilities. Oh joy. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, June 27, 2014
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    Co-molded soft grip ribbed handle design for maximum comfort and reduced slipage
    Triangular area for maximum of tip control. Round handle for ease of tip rotation
    Three 5mm high temperature long-life LEDs at 25 Lumens/ft² for superior soldering accuracy and application illumination
    High-Performance LED Soldering Iron - 40 Watts, up to 900-DegreeF
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  • Cooper Hand Tools

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    Home Improvement (Cooper Hand Tools)
    List Price: $125.00

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  • Cooper Hand Tools

    Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station

    Home Improvement (Cooper Hand Tools)

    Rating (293 reviews):
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    Great iron if used carefully. Here are some tips (pun intended)

    I've had this iron for ten years now. The level of use it's seen has varied up and down, depending on how much time I had available to spend on my electronics hobby. The iron itself is absolutely fine for, you guessed it, hobby and DIY use (no problems with it not being ESD safe, and I've soldered a lot of semiconductors). If I ever need to do a higher volume of work I will upgrade to a WES-51 temp controlled station, but for now this continues to fit the bill quite nicely. The tips are long-lived if you take care of them (keep it tinned even while sitting in the holder, try not to bash it on the holder when you put it in, don't leave it switched on if it won't be used for a while). The standard tip is too big for electronics use and must be replaced with something smaller. For a long time I had a medium-size tip on there and it seemed to function well between 3 and 4 on the heat control, depending on the size of the work. With this station you need to pay quite careful attention to... 5/5 Science Boy - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station (Tools & Home Improvement) I've had this iron for ten years now. The level of use it's seen has varied up and down, depending on how much time I had available to spend on my electronics hobby. The iron itself is absolutely fine for, you guessed it, hobby and DIY use (no problems with it not being ESD safe, and I've soldered a lot of semiconductors). If I ever need to do a higher volume of work I will upgrade to a WES-51 temp controlled station, but for now this continues to fit the bill quite nicely. The tips are long-lived if you take care of them (keep it tinned even while sitting in the holder, try not to bash it on the holder when you put it in, don't leave it switched on if it won't be used for a while). The standard tip is too big for electronics use and must be replaced with something smaller. For a long time I had a medium-size tip on there and it seemed to function well between 3 and 4 on the heat control, depending on the size of the work. With this station you need to pay quite careful attention to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, August 11, 2011

    Bottom of the barrel

    For the same price one can get a "Professional" series Weller iron () with constant tip temperature, or a less known brand temperature-controlled station () that will be much nicer to work with.PROS:Weller quality and durability.CONS:Price is too high for a simple iron without temperature control, the "power control" knob works like a simple light dimmer - with no feedback from the tip, so the temperature will be jumping up and down while you work.-----------Side notes: for pleasant work experience and good quality soldering one needs to keep the proper tip temperature - it can't be too low or too high. Note that in... 1/5 Reviewer - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station (Tools & Home Improvement) For the same price one can get a "Professional" series Weller iron (like this one) with constant tip temperature, or a less known brand temperature-controlled station (like this one) that will be much nicer to work with.PROS:Weller quality and durability.CONS:Price is too high for a simple iron without temperature control, the "power control" knob works like a simple light dimmer - with no feedback from the tip, so the temperature will be jumping up and down while you work.-----------Side notes: for pleasant work experience and good quality soldering one needs to keep the proper tip temperature - it can't be too low or too high. Note that in... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, December 30, 2008

    THIS IS THE ONE TO GET!

    0 5/5 FOX (USA) - See all my reviews Many years ago when I got this iron, it was only $30, and I see it has almost doubled in price, but STILL FAR BELOW the cost of the other Weller soldering iron stations!And there is really no other reason to get the other ones, when one of the elements goes bad on the other ones, you have to pay more than the price of this whole station just to replace the element! This one doesn't have any element, you just replace the tip, which you can get at any Radio Shack for a dollar or two tops. And I still have not needed to replace the tip on this one after years of use, since I keep the tip nice and tinned.This heats up nice and fast, is always reliable, just as good as any of the BLUE ones that cost three and four times the cost that the same company sells, and has never let me down.Get it now, before they raise the price any more!Once you get it, it should last a lifetime. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, February 18, 2005
    List Price: $55.63
    Includes iron-plated copper tip, safety guard iron holder, and natural sponge tip cleaning pad
    Variable power control produces 5 to 40 watts
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  • Apex Tool Group

    Apex Tool Group D550PK 120-volt 260/200-watt Professional Soldering Gun Kit

    Home Improvement (Apex Tool Group)
    List Price: $62.40

    Fingertip trigger selects high (260-watts) or low (200-watts) for controlled output
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  • Weller

    Solder Sucker- desoldering pump

    BISS (Weller)

    Rating (300 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Weller

    Works Great and Self Cleaning

    I was reluctant to purchase this item due to all the negative reviews. Since all the other solder suckers also have all these bad reviews, I decided to purchase this one and try it out.I am not certain what the bad reviews are about. There seems to be two complaints. I want to address those with my experience.1: Does not suck the solder off the board.I used this several times to repair a LCD monitor. It had no problems sucking the solder off the board. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the solder sucked off the solder point. After reading the bad reviews, I was expecting a lackluster job but it was cleaner than a solder braid.I can only surmise that the people who are having problems are not jamming the tip right up against the lead and the soldering iron tip. Don't worry about burning the teflon, it will be fine as long as you are not holding it against the soldering iron for several minutes.2: Device Jams from... 5/5 Felix Su (Boston, MA USA) - See all my reviews, January 6, 2012

    Never Know When You'll Need One

    0 5/5 Richard Kenyada (Atlanta, Georgia) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Solder Sucker- desoldering pump (Tools & Hardware) I never thought I'd have a reason to use a de-soldering pump, but recently I found myself disassembling the power supply of an LCD TV. The TV manufacturer had placed inferior capacitors on the circuit board of the power supply and after 2 years, the TV would not turn on. After much research, I found that I could swap out the bad capacitors myself and save a ton of money. So I purchased the desoldering pump to help remove the old solder from the circuit board by vacuuming up the hot solder so that the capacitor can be replaced. Though I had no experience with circuit boards, I was able to complete the task successfully, and the TV now works like new. The desoldering pump worked perfectly, and I can honestly say, "This product sucks!" 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, February 3, 2010

    Not as good as ones I've previously used

    0 2/5 Brian D. Poteat "brianpoteat@hotmail.com" (Columbia, SC) - See all my reviews, August 5, 2008
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  • Elenco

    Elenco Soldering Station (40W Iron)

    Hobby (Elenco)

    Rating (27 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Elenco

    Great Iron setup

    This is a great iron. I used to have a Radio Shack iron that was bulky and always got dirty. Having this setup with the temperature control and built-in sponge will save you lots of hassle.I've only had it for about 2 weeks, but I've used it for about 10 hours at least. Get the extra tips and the desoldering wick if you are planning a serious project. (I was changing out LEDs in 5 exit signs so I had to remove them and put new ones in. The bigger tips work well for desoldering, the little tips work great for installing small items)I see no need to get a more expensive model...*****UPDATE 8may2013I've been using this for about 4 years now. I'm not using it as much as when I first reviewed it, but thats just for lack of projects. It still works great. I probably use it several times a year.Last year I used it quite a bit when I wired some LED undercabinet lights.Anyway, just wanted to update my review... 5/5 MK "MKOSU04" (Farmington Hills, MI) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Elenco Soldering Station (40W Iron) (Tools & Hardware) This is a great iron. I used to have a Radio Shack iron that was bulky and always got dirty. Having this setup with the temperature control and built-in sponge will save you lots of hassle.I've only had it for about 2 weeks, but I've used it for about 10 hours at least. Get the extra tips and the desoldering wick if you are planning a serious project. (I was changing out LEDs in 5 exit signs so I had to remove them and put new ones in. The bigger tips work well for desoldering, the little tips work great for installing small items)I see no need to get a more expensive model...*****UPDATE 8may2013I've been using this for about 4 years now. I'm not using it as much as when I first reviewed it, but thats just for lack of projects. It still works great. I probably use it several times a year.Last year I used it quite a bit when I wired some LED undercabinet lights.Anyway, just wanted to update my review... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, March 23, 2009

    Amazing value in a soldering station!

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