The absolute minimum of electronics projects tools to successfully undertake any electronic project you need needle nose pliers, diagonal cutters, a quality soldering iron and a digital multimeter. The pliers are used to bend resistor leads etc, the soldering iron for soldering components together and the diagonal cutters for removing excess component leads. To test your electronic project you need a digital multimeter to test for circuit continuity, measure circuit resistances and voltages.

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ELECTRONIC PROJECTS - TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT


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The absolute minimum of electronics tools to successfully undertake any electronic project you need needle nose pliers, diagonal cutters, a quality soldering iron and a digital multimeter. The pliers are used to bend resistor leads etc, the soldering iron for soldering components together and the diagonal cutters for removing excess component leads. To test your electronic project you need a digital multimeter to test for circuit continuity, measure circuit resistances and voltages.

Without those four basic electronics tools it is extremely hard to successfully complete any electronic project. In the long term it pays to buy the best quality tools you can afford.

Electronic project construction does not always need a prepared printed circuit board although that is often a very convenient approach if a ready made printed circuit board is available. For home electronic projects I suggest you consider the "ugly or dead bug" method of construction.

Low cost basic electronics projects tools to start with

Needle Nose Pliers

Stanley 84-096 Needle Nose Pliers - available for delivery within U.S.A. only.

needle nose pliers

Features:

  • Needle nose pliers with long, tempered jaws ideal for bending wires or working with small objects
  • Excellent for work in tight places
  • Forged, chrome-nickel steel construction with rust-resistant finish, hardened cutting edges, and slip-resistant jaws
  • Double-dipped handles provide comfortable use
  • Length: 5 inches; backed by lifetime limited warranty

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Digital Multimeter

Amazon stock a wide range of digital multimeters Click to see what suits your requirements.

Usual features are:
    Tests AC/DC voltage, diodes, resistance, and continuity
    Autoranging in AC voltage range only
    Tests for continuity
    Includes batteries, test leads, owners manual and some have a carrying case
    Some are often Fused for overload protection

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Soldering Irons

Amazon also stock a wide range of Soldering Irons Click to see what suits your requirements.

Usual features are:
    Various wattages available
    Some are temperature controlled
    Solder sucker - useful
    Soldering Iron holder - essential in my view
    Solder, other aids

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