Advice regarding setting up my mini electronics lab

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Aryanvikas

Joined Aug 26, 2016
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hi there, am an electronics and communication engineering student . i wanna set up a mini electronics lab aimed to work with arduino,rasberrypi,embedded systems ,basic electronics.What are the basic,project independent things should be there with ranges of values, like of course i should have resistors ,capacitors and inductors ,power supply,multimeter etc but what should be the values also about some basic transistors, diodes,555timer etc to have handy for prototyping with there component number.I just want board idea from experienced guys regarding things to add in my shopping list.
 

KJ6EAD

Joined Apr 30, 2011
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We've worked up lists like this before but I can't seem to locate one of the threads. I recommend reviewing several of the BOMs (bills of material) for projects you anticipate building to create a list of specific ICs and other components. Below are some bare bones recommendations.
  • E12 series ¼W carbon film or metal film resistors
  • Assorted 50V ceramic (MLCC) capacitors
  • Multiple colors of diffuse 3mm LEDs
  • 1N914 or 1N4148 small signal diodes
  • 1N4001 diodes
  • 2N3904 and 2N3906 BJTs
  • 2N7000 MOSFETs
  • ULN2003 darlington arrays
 
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BR-549

Joined Sep 22, 2013
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For construction and prototyping you need a selection/stock of components.

A "lab" is for study and analysis.

A selection of AC and DC power supplies. Isolation transformers. Batteries.

A desktop multimeter.

A scope.

A generator.

A frequency meter, LC meter and possibly a scope octopus.

A large collection of leads and jumpers with a variety of connectors.

And the most important component........an internet connection for research.
 

Thread Starter

Aryanvikas

Joined Aug 26, 2016
7
For construction and prototyping you need a selection/stock of components.

A "lab" is for study and analysis.

A selection of AC and DC power supplies. Isolation transformers. Batteries.

A desktop multimeter.

A scope.

A generator.

A frequency meter, LC meter and possibly a scope octopus.

A large collection of leads and jumpers with a variety of connectors.

And the most important component........an internet connection for research.
 

Thread Starter

Aryanvikas

Joined Aug 26, 2016
7
We've worked up lists like this before but I can't seem to locate one of the threads. I recommend reviewing several of the BOMs (bills of material) for projects you anticipate building to create a list of specific ICs and other components. Below are some bare bones recommendations.
  • E12 series ¼W carbon film or metal film resistors
  • Assorted 50V ceramic (MLCC) capacitors
  • Multiple colors of diffuse 3mm LEDs
  • 1N914 or 1N4148 small signal diodes
  • 1N4001 diodes
  • 2N3904 and 2N3906 BJTs
  • 2N7000 MOSFETs
  • ULN2003 darlington arrays
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danadak

Joined Mar 10, 2018
4,057
If you don't have a scope, but have a PC (limited, will not be able to see high speed
transients, but still somewhat useful) -


You can start with a PC sound card based scope for free. Will give you basically
audio range scope, spectrum analyzer, and function generator all using your
PC sound card.


https://www.zeitnitz.eu/scope_en


http://www.zelscope.com/


http://www.ledametrix.com/oscope/


http://www.virtins.com/downloads.shtml


But first build a simple circuit to protect sound card inputs so you do not
ruin from transients, overvoltage. Google "protect sound card input".


For example http://makezine.com/projects/sound-card-oscilloscope/


Sound card impedance bridge -


http://www.marucchi.it/ZRLC_web/ZRLC/Steber_An_LMS_Impedance_Bridge.pdf


http://www.sillanumsoft.org/ZRLC.htm


Regards, Dana.
 
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