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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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1957-10-21

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A motorcycle's electrical system can be daunting to even the most adept home mechanic. And yet, the more complex these systems become—and the more important to a motorcycle's function—the more useful, even critical, it will be to know something about them. That's where this book comes in with a user-friendly guide to understanding, diagnosing, and fixing the electrical systems and components that make a bike run . . . or falter. Veteran technician Tracy Martin explains the principles behind motorcycle electrical systems and how they work. He details the various tools, such as multimeters and test lights, that can be used to evaluate and troubleshoot any vehicle's electrical problem. And in several hands-on projects, he takes readers on a guided tour of their vehicle's electrical system, along the way giving clear, step-by-step instructions for diagnosing specific problems.


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    Great analog soldering iron.

    A few years back I bought a digital soldering station from Rat Shack. It said it had replacable tips. You can replace them with as many tips as you want so long as you replace it with the only tip that fits that soldering iron which is huge. So I was working on a little tedious project and decided it was time to buy a new soldering iron that actually had a large selection of tips. After much deliberation I bought this one.The soldering wand is very ergonomic, light and easy to use. It has a soft narrow grip and a short tip making it easy to control when you are in tight spaces. It heats up in under a minute. The dial goes in 10 degree increments from 350 to 850 degrees Fahrenheit. The unit is very well built and has a sturdy stand with a funnel on the end to help guide the tip in so you aren't banging it against the coil when putting it in the stand.All in all I think it is a great soldering iron. I don't know what the reviewer who gave it one star was... 5/5 JAB (Texas) - See all my reviews A few years back I bought a digital soldering station from Rat Shack. It said it had replacable tips. You can replace them with as many tips as you want so long as you replace it with the only tip that fits that soldering iron which is huge. So I was working on a little tedious project and decided it was time to buy a new soldering iron that actually had a large selection of tips. After much deliberation I bought this one.The soldering wand is very ergonomic, light and easy to use. It has a soft narrow grip and a short tip making it easy to control when you are in tight spaces. It heats up in under a minute. The dial goes in 10 degree increments from 350 to 850 degrees Fahrenheit. The unit is very well built and has a sturdy stand with a funnel on the end to help guide the tip in so you aren't banging it against the coil when putting it in the stand.All in all I think it is a great soldering iron. I don't know what the reviewer who gave it one star was... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, March 2, 2008

    Great unit without frills or expense.

    0 5/5 Charles R. Fralick Jr. (Diamondhead, MS United States) - See all my reviews, July 13, 2006

    High Quality and Easy to Use

    I got the WES51 station for my first soldering experience, replacing bad/blown capacitors in my older G5 Imac, and it worked great. (25 capacitors replaced successfully!)I purchased based on positive reviews and the price seemed good. Never having soldered before- and frankly never having worked on the guts of my computer before- the project was daunting; I didn't want to spend a lot of dough on a tool that I may never use again and for a project that I perceived had dim prospects for success. Having used it successfully, I now consider this to be an excellent tool and a tremendous value for the price.When I first opened the box, I thought the unit looked antiquated- something you might unearth from underneath your grandfather's workbench. It has one LED to let you know the unit is on and heating, and a dial. The machine is solid, though, and has the look and feel of quality.The iron itself is light and the soft foam rubber makes it very... 5/5 M. Ross "Bacchuskitty" (Orange, CA USA) - See all my reviews, February 3, 2010
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    Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station

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    Rating (263 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
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    Hot Solder!

    0 5/5 Jbo - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller 8200PKS 120-volt 140/100-watt Universal Soldering Gun Kit (Tools & Home Improvement) Man o man. This is the real deal when it comes to soldering! I'm not talking about small jobs either, this baby gets HOT and QUICK. While the pen type soldering irons are great for smaller applications, this gun blows away the competition when it comes to heavy duty jobs. If you have a large amount of solder to apply to big wires, this is the gun for you.And with the name Weller on the box, you can be guaranteed a great product! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, March 6, 2014

    Had a 30+ year old Weller Gun that never seemed to die!

    0 4/5 Eugene F. White (Bakersfield, Ca) - See all my reviews, May 12, 2014
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  • Cooper Hand Tools

    Weller D650 Industrial Soldering Gun

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    Heavy duty grounded cord
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    Nickel-plated copper secondary, heat resistant-thermoplastic housing


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  • Apex Tool Group

    Weller SP40NUS Medium Duty LED Soldering Iron, Red/Black

    Home Improvement (Apex Tool Group)

    Rating (5 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Apex Tool Group

    Medium Duty

    0 5/5 Amazon Customer (MACEDONIA, IL, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller SP40NUS Medium Duty LED Soldering Iron, Red/Black (Tools & Home Improvement) The medium duty may be too hot for what I need it for. I mainly solder on a few boards, and wires. I have found that I need to use while it a turning on, or cooling down. I am not going to take a star away, for being too hot. I think the lite duty would fit my needs better. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, January 30, 2014

    Comfortable and the LEDs are helpful.

    0 5/5 SC (CT) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller SP40NUS Medium Duty LED Soldering Iron, Red/Black (Tools & Home Improvement) I like the leds. I noticed on my desktop kit that it's sometimes hard to see even with a lamp. This is a nice soldering iron that's comfortable and heats up quickly. As I intended to use this around the house for things that I can't bring to my desk and being ultra clutzy, I purchased a separate soldering iron holder. Just a cheap $6 job that has those rings to hold the iron. I didn't particularly like the provided one, which was just a bent piece of aluminum. Good deal over all, way better than those Radio Shack irons that never feel like they are a consistent temperature. I'l probably swap out the tip for a smaller slotted head when this one is no good. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, December 10, 2013

    Quality product.

    0 5/5 Mike - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller SP40NUS Medium Duty LED Soldering Iron, Red/Black (Tools & Home Improvement) It's a Weller, so my expectations were met. Heats up fast. LED lights provide good illumination when soldering in darker areas, like under a car dash, or inside engine compartment. Handle stays pretty cool even after being on for 45 minutes. Comes with a fairly wide tip, about the size of a #1 flat blade screw driver. With that width, I was able to &#34;un-solder&#34; 3 in-line leads of some TIP style transistors at one time (for easy removal and salvage). 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, July 9, 2014
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    Co-molded soft grip ribbed handle design for maximum comfort and reduced slipage
    Package Includes: Iron with MT10, 6mm tip, iron stand, user manual
    High-Performance LED Soldering Iron - 40 Watts, up to 900-DegreeF
    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


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    Elenco Soldering Station (40W Iron)

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    Provides Variable Heat 5 Watts to 40 Watts
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    For General Soldering Requirements
    INCLUDES the SR6 deluxe soldering iron which uses the TIPK1 (6 pack) tips


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