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Dave Jones from the Electronics Engineering Video Blog shows us what tools he recommends for a starter electronics lab. He makes a few surprisingly inexpensive recommendations for multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators, bench power supplies, soldering stations, and many other tools and supplies. I, for one, am taking very careful notes on this excellent video since I’m moving from basic to more advanced electronics design.

 

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Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun and experiential way? Start working on some excellent projects as soon as you crack open this unique, hands-on book. Build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them! With Make: Electronics, you’ll learn all of the basic components and important principles through a series of “learn by discovery” experiments. And you don’t need to know a thing about electricity to get started.

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


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  1. mpechner says:

    Dave’s videos are great. Espectialy the hack that changes a rigol 50Mhz scope into a 100Mhz. They can be long. Some aer an hour. Most are the in the 30 minute range. But he understands how to state things so a Noob like can ‘get it’.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey Dave, this was very helpful. I run a small electronics repair shop and this actually gave me an idea on how to fix a Bose Sounddock 10 someone brought in. Thanks again for the great info!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey Dave, this was very helpful. I run a small electronics repair shop and this actually gave me an idea on how to fix a Bose Sounddock 10 someone brought in. Thanks again for the great info!

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  6. Gary Scoville says:

    Dave, I just started doing electronics after being an electrician for 33 years. I have a math disability so electronics is not going to be an easy jump for me. Do you have any suggestions? Pleas get back to me at, garysco@optonline.net.
    Thanks Dave.
    Gary Scoville USA

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