Hi Everyone, last year I decided to build my own electronic lab because I need to for university, repair electronics and test equipment for my blog :)
Now, I want to share with you some solutions for your own lab, and you can replace your old tools or complete your new lab ;)
There's my little lab, and now, let´s know what you need!
Step 1: Breadboard Kit
First, you need a breadboard and jumper cables to test your circuits! And this kit have a power supply adaptor for this breadboard, it's a must have and make easy to connect one usb cable or a power supply on breadboard :)
Price: 5 euro
Link: Breadboard kit
Step 2: Power Supply
Well, this isn't my power supply (because I bought 5 years ago and they don't sell now), but it's very similar. This power supply is cheap and have only one channel. It have a adjustable 0-30v and 0-5A, that make this power supply good enough to power all my circuits.
Price: 59 euro
Link: SKYTOPOWER Power Supply
Step 3: Multimeter
Everyone need a multimeter to verify resistors, capacitors, diodes, etc... and test circuits :) And I think in this moment, the best quality/price multimeter is UNI-T 61E. I bought my multimeter 2 years ago and it works incredible well :) Have a lot of features! You can see more here here: Unit-T 61E page
Price: 48 euro
Link: Uni-T 61E
Step 4: Oscilloscope
Well, I bought my oscilloscope two months ago, and I choosed one cheap and portable, isn't the best but have a good quality/price relation. It's the Owon 1022I, one USB-oscilloscope 25MHz, 100Ms/s Sample rate and it work fine until 20 MHz :) Have two channels and give me all I need to test my circuits :) This version have a USB protection to doesn't burn USB port and you can find more about this portable oscilloscope here: Owon 1022I documentation
Price: 120 euro
Link: Owon 1022I
Step 5: Function Generator
If you have an oscilloscope, you will need one function generator too :) And my choose was a MHS 5200A, it's a cheap with some nice features. This last model upgraded the waveform amplitude resolution for 12 bits, have 20Vpp, 25Mhz, two channels and usb port to connect to your PC and save all data :) I tested this model and it only have a decent waveform until 20MHz, but it is good enough for me.
Price: 63 euro
Step 6: Soldering Station
On my office I repair some machines and electronic circuits, and I need a soldering station to replace all broken or burned components. My choose was HUAYU H898+ 700w because it have a good feedback. It heat quickly and have a iron solder and hot air for SMD. Very complete and cheap!
Price: 62 euro
Link: HUAYU H898
Step 7: Tools
Step 8: Electronic Kits
Step 9: End
Thank you for read this instrusctable, I hope that it help students, geeks and people that want to learn electronics. It's possible build a cheap lab to start our research, study and make projects. I accept suggestions and critics, please feel free to tell me other solutions :D Happy new year for all