Introduction: Mini Travel Electronics Kit

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Welcome to my first instructable! I'm not sure how this will go so if you have feedback or suggestions please leave it in the comments below

I've always wanted to be able to build basic circuits on rainy days on vacation, or to just have a easy portable selection of basic parts to grab and take with me. While the parts you use may be different than mine, I will give a general overview of the components I chose and how I put them together.

Step 1: Step 1: Materials

Obviously we will need a case to put it all in. I chose a waterproof case from an old first aid kit.

These are the components I chose:

-Mini breadboard

-Arduino nano (Here's a cheap link, but you can find them anywhere:


-4 tactile switches

-NPN (2n3906) and PNP (2n3904) transistors

-4 each of red, yellow, green, and blue LEDs, plus 2 rgb leds

-Jumper wires

-9v Battery Clip

-Electrolytic and Ceramic Capacitors (forgot to photograph. Oops)

-Tiny Ziplocks (optional)

Step 2: Step 2: Stuff It All In

This step is pretty self explanatory, but I will try to explain how I fit everything in.

First I slid the breadboard down vertically.

I put all the small components except capacitors into tiny ziplock bags and put them on top of the breadboard.

Then put capacitors down the side and jumper wires on top.

The Arduino pins straddle the top of the breadboard.

I know this section isn't too clear; I've intentionally been vague since everyone's setup will be different, but if you have questions or want more photos, please ask in the comments

Step 3: You're Done!

I also found a tiny multimeter to go with it. Now you have a fully functioning mini electronics kit. If you enjoyed this intractable be sure to favorite it and comment below. Thanks for reading! if you have any topic suggestions or instructables you would like to see, feel free to shoot me a message