After Twelfth grade, in standard countries degrees really matters least for the intelligent and hard working persons in the field of applied science. Several times it has been proved that traditional education mostly good for nothing and humans with no traditional education became the best possible on the niche – Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs are two good examples. And in this era of information technology, not knowing any work which interests one is a serious fault and barrier to earn higher. Problem with self-learning is that it lacks the hierarchy of traditional education in an arranged, graded manner. Many small practical things not abnormal to miss or not know. Our illustrated List of Electronics Prototyping & Project Materials is a helpful guide to those who lacks conventional course on electronics. We want that peoples read our articles, learn and do the work. Of course we indirectly gain money from ads, sponsorships but the process of learning becomes free to the end reader.
Introduction to List of Electronics Prototyping & Project Materials
Anyone one interested in electronics knows about the needed basic electronic components which are heart of electronics to get started and is a one time investment for getting started.
In the same way, need of multimeter or soldering are next things of priority. Most never need to buy a professional bench power supply but a cheap breadboard power supply or using a computer power supply as stable DC voltage works fine. Only few ever need to buy an oscilloscope.
Electronics is cheaper to learn but needs to master more skills, know smaller practical tricks than mere buying lot of things. Possibly it is never practical to list the needed components. It is difficult to say whether one will like wire wrapping over soldering, or like to create own jumper wires. In the same way, some of our basic articles like types of fuses, types of switches are invaluable to some. We will try to list the minimum needed things and which are often not covered by 99% websites.
List of Electronics Prototyping & Project Materials
From our above writings, any reader will get an idea of what are basic deficiencies of many websites around electronics. Format of Wikipedia often impractical to fill this deficiency as their way is like the books of traditional education.
Styrofoam aka thermocol is a material which is of many use in DIY works. Styrene aka expanded PVC is a lightweight, rigid material as board which is easy to cut, drill, make holes and can be a great material for using as base of Electronics Prototyping which involves developmental boards like Arduino or breadboard. We use some things like standoffs, standoff nuts, spacers for creating “legs” of the development boards with holes at the corners.
There are prototyping boards like for Arduino which helps to build childhood building toys like stacks of boards with standoffs, standoff nuts, spacers on that Styrene aka expanded PVC board.
To be honest, many stuffs needs are consumable materials.
- Styrofoam aka thermocol
- Styrene aka expanded PVC
- Different types of Tapes
- Paper clips
- cable ties
- Rubber bands
- Graphite pencil
- Various types of papers
- Various types of glues
- Nylon standoffs
- Nylon standoff nuts
- Metal standoff w/nuts
- Electronics prototype spacer
- Prototyping boards
- Kit of basic electronic components
- Various types of wires used in electrical and electronic works