Sunday, September 24, 2017

Electronics: The Lab

I was bitten by the electronics hobby bug quite some time back. Over time, I have acquired items that enabled me to take on some small electronics projects. It was about time, I took a stock of what I have so far. So below is my "Electronics Lab". It may serve as an example for someone planning to get into hobby electronics. Couple of items like the signal/function generator and the Elenco component kits shown in the pics are just somethings on my wishlist. Obviously, I cannot vouch for them yet. But, for other items - I have used those enough to recommend them without reservations.


EEVblog BM235 Multimeter
Dual Tracking 0-19V Power Supply (Modified with 120VAC transformer)
Rigol DS1052E 50MHz DSO
AE20125 10 MHz Sweep DDS Function Generator Kit with USB and Modulation (On wishlist)

Breadboard (3M)
Hookup Wires 22 AWG (Solid)
Red, Yellow, Black
Vessel 3500-2 (30 AWG - 18 AWG)
Wire Stripping Gauge

Hakko FX-888 with FX-8801 iron T18-D16 tip
Hakko FA-400
Hakko FG-100
Solder Sucker Engineer SS-02
Sparkfun TOL-10242 - Solder - 1/4lb Spool (0.020")
Solder Wick #2 25ft. - TechSpray
Tip Tinner - Plato TT-95
ECL-902-227 (Helping Hand Octopus Clamp Kit)
TOL-10410 - Panavise Jr. - Vacuum Base
Flush Cutters

Heaterizer XL-3000
Mini Pliers
iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

  • Tweezers
  • Reverse Tweezers
  • Screwdrivers (assorted)
  • Pry tools etc.
Weidmuller Stripax 9005000000 (28 AWG - 7 AWG)
Vessel 3500-1 (24 AWG - 12 AWG)
Vessel 3500-2 (30 AWG - 18 AWG)
Weidmuller CTI6 (20 AWG - 10 AWG)
Engineer PA-21 (26 AWG - 18 AWG)
Engineer PA-09 (32 AWG - 20 AWG)
Mini Vise
Ikea Melltorp Table

Resistors (Assorted)
Capacitors (Assorted)
Diodes (Assorted)
Transistors (Assorted)
LEDs (Assorted)
Fuses (Assorted)

Hookup Wires 22 AWG (Solid)
Red, Yellow, Black
Hookup Wires 26, 18, 16 AWG (Stranded)
Ribbon Cable 28 AWG, 0.072 mm , 1.27 mm

0.1" Pitch Molex Connector Housings (Assorted)
Crimp, 24 AWG, Tin Plated Contacts

Akro-Mils 10164 64 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch, Black
Akro-Mils 6215 Plastic Portable Hardware and Craft Parts Organizer, Regular, Blue
Stanley STST70574 12-Inch Soft Sided Tool Bag

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