Starting a home hobby lab - where to get equipment

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by swarmpa, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. swarmpa

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    I'm looking for suggestings for a shoe-string budget to get equipment for a home hobby lab setup.

    Items like power supplies, general parts, testing gear - I'd like to know what are suggested ways to feed my hobby??

  2. nerdegutta


    Dec 15, 2009

    For starters, I would suggest:

    • Different set of pliers
    • Different set of tweesers
    • Different set of screw drivers, Flat and Phillips
    • Multimeter
    • Some sort of third hand to hold PCBs while soldering
    • Magnifying glasses
    • Good light
    • A computer nearby with the Net
    • A 12v battery
    • Some sort of voltage regulator
    • A super-good system for archiving your components

    My power supply is a modified ATX PC PSU. Both 12v and 5v. Works for me. :)

    Good luck with your new lab.:)

    Or you could check this thread: