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Dirty Beluga
Apr 17, 2007

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Fun Shoe

that is a lot of stuff...

Where do his interests lie? Does he want to focus more on micro controllers? analog systems? robotics? Most of that stuff applies but it's hard to just sit down and "learn electronics" without a specific interest.

Tons of EE students learned all they needed with a 5000-in-one kit from Radioshack and a free summer. If he's just starting out the only thing of value at this point is #20.

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Dirty Beluga
Apr 17, 2007

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Fun Shoe

Orcs and Ostriches posted:

Are there any recommendations on a good, hobbyist-level oscilloscope? I've been generally been told to look at craigslist / whatever and to try to score one for cheap, but that isn't really working in my area.

Sparkfun has a kit for $80 to build one. USB scopes are fairly cheap and there's a ton on eBay.
it really depends on what you are doing with it... Simple stuff like making speaker crossovers require a different level of precision than troubleshooting TTL.

Craigslist is great but also check eBay sellers in your area, often you can just drive over and pick up the item. Swap meets, antique shops... watch business auctions too!

Dirty Beluga fucked around with this message at 20:38 on Dec 22, 2014

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