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