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What should I have in my prototyping toolbox? [duplicate]

I have a few bread boards, microcontrollers, resistors, LEDs and so on—the stuff I obviously need to get anything done. But I'd like to step up my prototyping game, and when it comes to choosing ...
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Which equipment for electronics should I always have on hand?

This is a supplementary question to the question Which electronics components should I always have on hand?
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What are the Best Starter Supply Kits? [closed]

I am just getting started out learning electronics and I keep finding myself having to order capacitors and transistors and other parts for simple projects. What are the best starter sets for a ...
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Sources for cheap/free electronics for students? [closed]

I've just recently discovered an incredible interest in building my own circuits and my own logic. I'm in a computer architecture class and we're learning how to make ALUs based on a set of ...
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Suggestions on what to get my boyfriend for Christmas? (interested in PIC24, MSP430, Propeller, FPGA, ARM, etc..)

I'm at a standstill on ideas for what to get him and would really, really appreciate any recommendations you guys can provide! (Also, he frequents this site but promised to not read this.) So far, I ...
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Looking for a *fun* way to introduce basic electronics to my kids [closed]

We recently came across this video: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/04/the-awesome-button.html and both my six year old and 13 year old thought it was pretty cool. I am a computer programmer, ...
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Is there a simple Geiger counter component?

I'm looking for a simple electronic Geiger counter element. In my design I need to detect radiation and did not know what my options were for components to detect radiation. What components exist for ...
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Which SIPO chip is better, 74HC4094 or 74HC595 or something else?

I want to drive lots of LEDs in a spinning persistence-of-vision (POV) device. I need one output pin per LED, because matrix techniques don't work right in spinning POV devices. A serial-input, ...
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What is a general set of components for a robotics hacker?

I am playing around with a few projects and looking at a few more online. I've had to make some trips to the local electronics shop for a few basic necessities like LEDs, resistors etc. It got me ...
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Long-lasting electronics items

I am trying to find long-lasting items -- to buy in bulk. The idea is to order them for a lifetime. What are long-lasting electronic items? Which items are good idea to stock? I have tried to get ...