# Help Too many DMMs/kits to chose from

#### darkplayer

Joined Nov 8, 2004
4
Waz up ladies & gent's B)

As the description to my title states, I'm trying to set up my own personal work bench in my apartment. I've just started modding hardwares internally & externally and now I find myself troubleshooting dead circuit boards. I was hoping if you kind people can suggest what type of inexpesive testing equipment & kits I should have.

Items I have:

Hakku 963 soldering station
old analog meter
PC tool kit, basic stuff

Items I need or like to have

DMM, hand held for now
Workbench, probably make my own from Lowes/home depot
Matt for the bench
Kits you think I should have, even a project for a beginner

Thanks.

#### mozikluv

Joined Jan 22, 2004
1,435
hi,

how about logic probe & pulser, signal tracer & injector for a start.

#### darkplayer

Joined Nov 8, 2004
4
Originally posted by mozikluv@Nov 8 2004, 07:19 PM
hi,

how about logic probe & pulser, signal tracer & injector for a start.
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Thanks, already searching for a good deal online Any recommendations on DMM? Looking @ a few w/ diode & transistor test, Cat I/II so far their in the $60 range. #### mozikluv Joined Jan 22, 2004 1,435 hi, you can make your own diode and transistor tester if you like. i made one and i got it from the net, i just made some modification for better performance. if you like i can post the schem. #### m4yh3m Joined Apr 28, 2004 186 Originally posted by mozikluv@Nov 10 2004, 02:26 AM hi, you can make your own diode and transistor tester if you like. i made one and i got it from the net, i just made some modification for better performance. if you like i can post the schem. [post=3493]Quoted post[/post]​ I am interested in seeing this schematic... could you please post? Thread Starter #### darkplayer Joined Nov 8, 2004 4 Originally posted by mozikluv@Nov 9 2004, 11:26 PM hi, you can make your own diode and transistor tester if you like. i made one and i got it from the net, i just made some modification for better performance. if you like i can post the schem. [post=3493]Quoted post[/post]​ Can you post both the schem & the actual tester? UPDATE: Just bought a crafstman DMM w/ PC interface for about$46, including shipping & 2 logic probe w/ pulser on Ebay for \$24. Can't wait to get them.

Decided that I or have someone build a small work bench to fit in my room. Unless someone knows where I can get one that's already assembled or can be easily assembled.

#### mozikluv

Joined Jan 22, 2004
1,435
hi,

here's the scr, diode & transistor tester