Test Equipment and Other Equipment

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Test Equipment

Logic Analyzer

Open source logic analyzer

Multi Meter

if digital then a Digital Multi Meter or DMM


Semiconductor Analyzer and Curve tracers

Signal Generators

Stepper Motor Tester

Beginner's List

This is what you should get in approximate order. The type of electronics may vary this list a bit, here we are assuming you are starting with Microcontrollers.

  • Arduino, perhaps a beginners kit, if not components similiar to a beginners kit. LadyAda has one, as does Sparkfun.
  • Power Supply: you can start with a 9 v battery, when you need more current a wall transformer ( left over from some device you or a friend has thrown

out should be fine.

  • Some resistors 100 ohm, 200 ohm ( for led's ) 1K and 10K (for pull up/down) is a good first start. Should be 5 cents a peice at most. 2 cents is not too hard to find, even for 1% resistors.

See Also

  • The Open Bench project is developing a set of open source benchtop tools for the electronics workbench -- adjustable DC power supply; LCR meter; waveform generator; frequency counter; logic analyzer; oscilloscope.