New budding Mad Scientist

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by James2, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. James2

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Hi my name is James, and I am looking to take over the world .... muhahaha!

    But seriously, I actually have two questions
    Does anyone know of a good online shop for hobby kits? The shops I have been looking are more industrial electrical circuits. I am looking for more home build hobby options.
    Any suggestions would be really helpful!

    I am looking for a type of flip flop circuit. I don't want to have to build the circuit myself, I just need to purchase and get going on the build.
    I need a frequency switch, which basically switches on and off, it only needs to be rated to 12 volts at most. I need to be able to set different frequencies (speeds) of the on/off rate.
    (It's one of those things where you know what you want, but you are just having one of those days where you can't name it.)

    I will be attaching this to an electro magnet, and what I want to be able to do is switch on and off, continuously and at a set frequency. I want to alter the speeds and get it to make some physical action at the fastest possible speed. Basically like the system of a bell, but I need it to be an electrically action, not mechanical, because I want to eliminate noise.

    Thanks for helping, and I hope you understand what I am asking for.

    Great forum, and no it's not a doomsday device!
    Which reminds me, this forum reminds me of "All my Circuits" Futurama, you probably get that a lot!
  2. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    Google MK111 and see if that is what you want. has a lot of...well...electronic kits :)
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  3. studiot

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 9, 2007
    Hello James and welcome to AllAbout Circuits.

    You don't say where you are so specific advice is difficult.

    However in the UK there are several hobby magazines running that contain adverts for all kinds of electronic suppliers. One or two also have a dedicated internet column every issue reviewing sites and at least one also publishes online. You can also view some of these mags in libraries etc.
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  4. James2

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Thanks to the both of you

    tracecom perfect suggestions, I will look in to both of them
    studiot, thanks but I am in Ireland, but I don't mind ordering in
  5. Austin Clark


    Dec 28, 2011
    44 is pretty good. Good customer service and very Hobbyist-friendly.

    Also, check out "Make" Magazine.
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  6. LDC3

    Active Member

    Apr 27, 2013
    Something a little closer to home:
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  7. tubeguy

    Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2012
    For the above:
    Look for a kit using a 555 timer IC as an oscillator. (LED flasher).
    That with possibly an added component or two could do it.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2013
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  8. James2

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Thank you on on this occasion, google was being less than helpful

    all about circuits more helpful than google for electronics enthusiast and world domination plans
  9. John P

    Senior Member

    Oct 14, 2008
    World domination always seems to work out badly, but if there is an Irishman in charge at least there will be beer.
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