O’Reilly Radar contributing editor James Turner has a great round-up of essential maker tools in the current issue of IEEE Spectrum:

What are the tools every hands-on projecteer needs? To answer that question, we went right to DIYers themselves, specifically the exhibitors at last fall’s World Maker Faire NY event.

One tool everyone agreed on is a Multimeter. It’s surprising how much information you can glean from a simple resistance reading or by checking out the voltage drop across a series of LEDs…

DIY Essentials: Does your do-it-yourself workbench have everything you need?

(Great timing on James’ article! World Maker Faire New York 2011 is one month away!)

Brian Jepson

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.

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    I like that oscilloscope in picture it never gets old :)

  • sathish kumar

    thanks to Brian Jepson,to give this information to others .still i need more information about ieee spectrum.