A Newbie Goes Shopping...

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by darknys, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. darknys

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 24, 2008
    8
    0
    So I'm trying to build myself a small project as a hobby. Basically, it's a LED blinker using a PIC chip. (I'm using that because I want it to be very small.) Here's the thing: I have nothing. I ordered a PIC Programmer, which comes with the PIC chip I need, and the LEDs I need. I don't have a breadboard, resistors, caps, large LEDs to test with, diodes... you get the drift. I was shopping over at digi-key, and quickly getting into the $100 range because I didn't know where to start or what to order. Can anybody give me suggestions as to what to buy so I can get started building a basic 3v circuit using my happy new PIC chip?
     
  2. chesart1

    Senior Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    269
    1
  3. HarveyH42

    Active Member

    Jul 22, 2007
    425
    5
  4. Caveman

    Active Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    471
    0
    The only problem with digikey is that they have a $25 min order ($5 fee if under it). You can get similar selection and prices from www.mouser.com, and they have no minimum order.
     
  5. Dave

    Retired Moderator

    Nov 17, 2003
    6,960
    145
    Might I add that that also includes International orders (by Mouser's definition, those outside the US). Obviously, the operate a flat shipping cost and you are liable for the cost of duty and taxes in your locale arising from the purchase.

    Dave
     
  6. scubasteve_911

    Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    1,202
    1
    Yeah, Brokerage for my first and last Mouser order was in the order of 50$ on a 150$ order, not including taxes! I stick with Digikey, who is a model company that has fair prices and impecable timing, plus included all duties and brokerage :)

    Steve
     
Loading...