I’ve amassed a decent collection of tools since I started working in electronics – some useful & some that seemed useful at the time of acquisition. Not surprisingly, it’s the basics that prove indispensable – and the above video gives you my take on what those are exactly. Here’s hoping it helps get a few newcomers properly geared up – and maybe put a smile on the face of a few seasoned solderers.

Oh and do drop a line in the comments listing any vital items / glaring omissions (note: I classify multimeters as “test instruments”, just so yaknow)

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Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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