Electronic Component Tester

Introduction: Electronic Component Tester

This simple tool can be used to test many electronic components if they are working well. It is Easy to build using cheap materials. Some of them can be found in your home.

Step 1: Materials

Some useful tools and materials you need are:

Jumper Wires #22

Thick Styrofoam

Battery Holder AA(This can be salvaged in old toys):

2 1.5 V batteries



1 3V cell battery

Soldering Iron

Soldering Lead

Wire stripper

Step 2: LED Tester

Use cutter to cut the styrofoam to a small piece. Then use the cutter to cut a rectangular hole and insert the 3 V battery. Puncture 2 Holes on the top. This is where you will test the LED

Step 3: Resistor Tester

Create a circuit that has power source, LED and leave the area for the resistor. Now use the cutter to cut a portion of the styro. Insert two conductive materials parallel to each other. The circuit is open and it should be close when an LED is placed.

Step 4: Potentiometer Tester

Create a circuit similar to the resistor tester except replace the LED with a buzzer. Then leave two jumper wires with hooks. This is where you will hook the potentiometer.

Step 5: Assembling the Circuit

Connect the Resistor Tester and the Potentiometer tester with a push button switch with 3 terminals. The middle terminal has the only different charge. The two testers should be parallel with each other and used the switch to switch between the two.

Step 6: Finishing

Attach them to and old box with a gluestick. Make sure there is no short circuit. Tape the stray wires in the box to avoid short circuits. Then it is ready to test many electronic components!

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