On the boards
Electronics guide > On the boards

In this chapter we give you details of some easy-to-do experiments, designed to give you valuable practical experience. To perform these experiments youll need some simple components and a couple of new tools.

The components you need are:

  • 2 x 10 k resistors
  • 2 x 1k5 resistors
  • 2 x 150 Ω resistors

Power ratings and tolerances of these resistors are not important; just get the cheapest you can find.

The tools, on the other hand:

  • a breadboard (such as the one we use)
  • a multi-meter (such as the multi-meter we use)

are important. They are, unfortunately, quite expensive but, looked after will last you a long, long time. Theyre worth the expense, because youll be able to use them for all your experiments and projects that you do and build.

Last chapter we looked at some of the essential tools youll need if you intend to progress very far in electronics. Breadboards and multi-meters are two more, which are also very much essential if youre at all serious in your intent to learn about electronics.

Fortunately, all the tools we show you in this book will last for years if properly treated, so even though it may seem like a lot of weeks pension money now, its money well spent as its well worth getting the best you can afford!

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