Teach Yourself Electronics
A kit of components to accompany the Electronics Club
This excellent site takes you through identification and use of the common components, leading on to a series of projects with progressive difficulty.
This kit will allow you to experiment with all of the following projects:
- Component & Continuity tester
- Flashing LED
- Simple electronic "lock"
- Adjustable timer
- Light sensitive alarm
- Christmas decoration
- Model railway signal
- Valentine heart
- Heart-shaped badge
- Model lighthouse
- Electronic dice
- Traffic light
- Quiz game
- Dummy alarm
You can find details of the projects at the Electronics Club
website where you can also learn how to use a breadboard.
Use the included breadboard to test the circuits, leaving your components available for re-use. Then, if you find a circuit that you want to keep, Bitsbox can provide stripboard, and any other parts you may need to complete the job.
Some example breadboard layouts to get you started:
Full Kit Contents:
- Resistors - 10 of each of the following, all 1/2W 5%:
- 1k, 10k, 100k, 1M, 2k2, 22k, 220k, 270R, 270k, 330R, 3k3, 33k, 390R, 470R, 47k, 470k, 560R, 680R.
- Preset Potentiometers - 1 of each of the following:
- 4x 10nF
- 4x 1uF
- 4x 10uF
- 2x 220uF
- 10x Red 5mm LEDs
- 5x Yellow 5mm LEDs
- 5x Green 5mm LEDs
- 1x Ultrabright Blue LED
- 1x 6V MES Filament Lamp
- 1x MES lamp holder
- Sensors & Transducers
- 1x Light Dependent Resistor (LDR)
- 1x Piezo Sounder with Built-in Oscillator (bleeper)
- 5x NE555 timer/oscillator ICs
- 2x TS555CN (7555) low power versions of the 555
- 1x 4017 - Decade Counter Driver
- 1x 4060 - 12-Stage Ripple Counter Osc.
- 2x BC108 Transistors
- 10x 1N4148 Diodes
- 4x 1N4001 Diodes
- Switches & Connectors
- 6x Momentary Push Buttons
- 1x Single Pole Miniature Toggle Switch
- 2x Magnetic Reed Switches
- 2x Reed Switch Magnets
- 2x Miniature Crocodile Clips
- 2x PP3 Battery Connector Clips
- Misc Hardware
- 11x 1m lengths of single-core wire in various colours
- 1x PP3 9V Battery
- 1x Prototyping Solderless Breadboard 80x60
- PLUS Compartment Storage Box with close fitting, hinged lid.