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Good basic breadboarding kit?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by flippineck, Aug 13, 2014.

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  1. flippineck


    Sep 8, 2013
    Long time ago I used to collect all kinds of components.. used to strip down circuit boards etc & painstakingly store them all away in drawer cabinets etc. And I had a nice collection of tools, some bought new, some secondhand, even some hand built.. oscilloscope, capacitance meter, logic probes, soldering iron, breadboard etc..

    A few decades and a load of life happened and I'm now down to a pretty poor show.. a sledgehammer of a soldering iron, some rusty-leaded questionable components lying in a damp pile on the garage floor.. a corroded 1980's breadboard.. a broken WW2-era oscilloscope..

    I want to get up and running again as quick and as cheaply as possible, to be able to quickly breadboard some simple circuits with basic discrete components like capacitors, resistors, diodes, transistors etc.

    Can anyone recommend any one-stop kits that are good for this, available online at sites like ebay etc?

    I'm thinking maybe a briefcase style affair with..

    stocks of common components - R's, L's C's, semis, indicators
    jumper wires
    power supply
    couple of basic volt & ammeters
    cheap PC/USB-based oscilloscope card

    everything needed to have an idea, or a circuit diagram, and jump straight in building a test setup.

    Remember those radio shack 10-in-1 / 25-in-1 / 50-in-1 etc project kits with the springy connectors, made for kids?

    Sort of like that maybe but a bit more involved / versatile

    Ideally after buying something all in one rather than buying each item seperately

    Thanks for any links, suggestions etc
  2. chopnhack


    Apr 28, 2014
    These are all things that I have or have recently purchased. The multimeter is a steal at the current offered price. $43 from or from the other site. Amazon would be the way to go if you have free shipping in the UK. BTW, there was a recent post from another member with a free link to his ebook on how to produce a o-scope with a few parts and your computers sound card, snoop around for it, its a good read.

    If you find any good assortments of IC's pass it along, I haven't found any.

    I hope this helps you get restarted ;-)

    Breadboard with jumpers

    Multimeter from other source
    Other meter
    Resistors----> Just noticed that the price is now $18! I got them for less than $9 delivered, look around deals like these are easy to come by!
    Electrolytics 2
    jumper leads for meter
    Supercap2F likes this.
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