Good kits?

Off in another thread we were talking about goodkits being a good way to get your feet wet with the practicalities of electronics: how to solder, what the individual bits look like, and so on. I was lamenting the demise of Heathkit - many a engineer in my generation had their first electronics experience putting together one of Heath's kits, using their excellent instructions.So anyway, what kits are available today that offer the hobbyist a "good" and educational building experience? The kits should have good quality PCBs and components, instructions that go far beyond "solder all the components to the board in the places indicated by the silkscreen", and hopefully some amount of theory on how the thing works, and how to troubleshoot it if it's NOT working.I'll recommend:Lady Ada's stuff - I'm not sure I'm wild about online vs printed instructions, but it certainly gives you a good chance to see what you're getting into before you order anything, and it probably permits a higher level of quality in the instructions than it would be cost-effective to have printed.2Dkits Blinkies - a more limited selection, 2dkits specializes in neat little LED badge-like things

Posted by westfw 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Paracord Kits

Hey there, I offer a variety of different Paracord Kits on my website. You can find them here: http://www.paravival.com/paracord-kits/ Use my Instructables I offer here to accompany your paracord kit projects. I currently offer: Bracelet kits Keychain kits Lanyard Kits Checkout securely using Paypal, or any Credit/Debit. If anyone is interested in trading I could do that too! Anthony

Posted by AnthVale 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


LEGO Kits

I'm putting together a few kits to make a LEGO Candy Dispenser. LEGO is usually pretty expensive but I'm trying really hard to make them all reasonably priced so I'm still working out what to charge for them.  My real question though is whether or not LEGO kits would have much demand. I would like to put together kits based off of my other Instructable projects like Bendy Lego because I know it can be difficult/pricey to get enough pieces for projects like that in the traditional way.  Any feedback about kits you would like to see made, either from projects I have already posted or something entirely new, or any tips would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for reading and be sure to keep a lookout for the candy dispenser kits which I'll try to post by the end of this week. 

Posted by sherrycayheyhey 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Soldering kits...

Where can I find a good quality one for on the cheap? Or at-least semi-cheap? Preferably under $50. My computer wont put a space there. Thanks for all incoming answers. Unless your answer doesnt help. NO THANKS FOR YOU!

Posted by airhead12 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Fire Kit

Here's an idea for a fire kit, not necessarily for survival or emergency. Someone want to make an ible out of it ? The idea here is that a coke can, once  completely dry, could provide both lightweight waterproof storage for tinder and lighting , and  also be an item to help structure the fire layout to provide proper draft and heat containment, . After the can is  dry you could stuff in some matches and cotton lint or vaseline balls, maybe a magneium stick. Maybe an obviously small candle.  Some items may need wrapping.  Then duct tape the hole When it came time to use, open with a knife. How exactly I would use the can to structure the fire is an open question.  

Posted by Wilmette 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


survial kit ideas

Any ideas for survival gear, please post.

Posted by michoi 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


No printed instructions for a kit

Would not having printed instructions put you off buying a kit ? I put together a coke can Stirling engine kit, but I don't know whether to print instructuctions or have them on the website. Printing them myself would probably increase the cost by a fair bit as my cheap inkjet printer really eats expensive ink (must by new printer - but they are evil).  The assembly isn't really complicated. Your opinions please!

Posted by scraptopower 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


survival kit ideas

What should i include in my survival kit?

Posted by Redmonkey17 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Urban Exploration Kit?

Would someone please be able to design a covert kit for use in urban exploration? would really come in handy

Asked by Shadowwalker2551 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


go kart kits

I'm going to build a go-kart kit and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what to buy.I found this go cart. I would like to build it myself but for that price (400 dollars) I rather buy that than spend 800+ dollars on something not as good as that.Bottom lineI found a nice go cart for 400 U.S. dollars. I would like to build a kit but not spend more than 400 dollars and that at least performs as well as the one in the above link. The kit has to total less than 450 dollars and have everything I need.Thanks Jrb

Posted by thejrb 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


hexapod robot kit

Video instructions Instructions, source code, all the parts you need, and I'll do everything I can to make it as clear and straightforward for you as possible. Normal MSRP would be $999.00 US.  This is my first kit and, as such, I'm offering a 10% discount for the first five early adopters - $899.00 US  Shipping included.  I would be glad to discuss resale opportunities, especially for educational purposes. Please PM me with any questions. Thanks! Dan

Posted by aggrav8d 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Plasma Speaker Kit

Hey Instructables, We're StudentRND, a group of students in Seattle, WA that build cool stuff over the summer. We've taken our time over the summer to build a plasma speaker, and now are offering kits on Kickstarter! (As seen on TechCrunch and Physorg) What's a plasma speaker? It uses an electric arc to vibrate the air to play music! View the Kit <br>

Posted by studentrnd 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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Posted by randofo 6 years ago


favorite electronic kits?

I was wondering if anyone had some favorite electronic kits? There just seem to be a lot out there these days and a lot of places selling them. I'm just curious.

Posted by randofo 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


pocket survival kit?

I got outside in the woods alot anyone have a very small pocket survival kit?

Asked by VtexanV 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


New Arduino kits

Hey everybody, we just added some new Arduino kits and goodies.  We have robot car kits as well as Bluetooth controlled robot cars and  more! www.dx.com + FREE SHIPPING on all orders. Check everything out here. 

Posted by GadgetNut 6 years ago


vexnet upgrade kit?

I have a oldstyle vex controll kit (bulky controller and pic 0.5 cortex) and i am running out of controlls on my joystick so i was wondering if i could use a new joystick and the vexnet upgrade kit to gain more controlls

Asked by FarmerKJS 4 years ago


Making a drum kit?

How would I go about making drum heads for cheap, and a hi hat and cymbals? I play in a metal band (lots of metallica, megadeth etc.) but even the simplest kit could help since our drummer currently does not have a kit. 

Asked by bbvigfh 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Online Electronic Kits

Hello, I am starting a  non-profit organization and I want to sell electronics kits on the internet but what sort of legal issues would I run into? I'm looking to sell plasma speaker kits, tesla coil kits, other dangerous kits, and some not, etc. I know that you could technically be sued if someone got hurt using something they bought, and what can I do to prevent this. I'm not exactly looking for the, "Buy liability insurance!" answer, I'm looking more for the, "Put a 'I am not responsible for your actions' type thing!" What can I do to be safe, what can I not do to not be safe? Thanks!!!

Posted by tinstructable 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Jewelry Box Kits

I'm looking for feedback from the DIY crafting/woodworking community. I'd like to know what you all think of our artisan designed jewelry box kits. I've looked around and what I've seen in this market is pretty slim pickin's. Our kits don't require a shop full of tools, just what the average homeowner might have in his/her tool chest. There is also a short list of supplies. The kits require no cutting or power tools at all. The things that are required are self confidence, a sense of excellence and attention to detail. Our company is called Ready To Build. I have designed every box and we make absolutely everything in-house. It would be great if you would check out the website and give us any feedback or ask questions. Thanks!

Posted by aunt alice 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Adult Trike Kits? Answered

I am looking at Adult Trike Kits where I could convert a bicycle to 3 wheels. And help will be appreciated. I rode regular bike for years until the cancer thing go me. I whooped it, clean for 10 years now, but have some balance issues riding a regular bike.  

Asked by Doc_Cottom 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Wire Wrapping Kits

I can make you a kit for any of my wire jewelry projects. I have the nest and the basic cab kits already, since I teach those, but I can assemble what you need for any of my wire jewelry instructables. Gemstones will be whatever is in my studio at the time, though you can tell me what kinds of things you like. This will hopefully take the anxiety out of not knowing how to get started. Kits usually cost about $3o - $40 plus shipping. Just contact me through instructables if you want one.

Posted by Rhonda Chase Design 4 years ago


LED Throwies Kit?!?!

I was surfing some electronic websites this morning and I came across a kit that looked surprisingly like an LED Throwie. Except that this was called an LED "Art Object" Kit.LED "Art Object" KitHere is the description of the kit:Kit consisting of a small 3V BR2032 Lithium battery, a 10mm clear lens blinking red LED and a small rare earth super magnet. No soldering necessary -Just connect up the LED to the leads of the battery. Use clear tape (not included) to attach the super magnet to the battery. You are now ready to throw your miniature bright red "piece of art" onto any steel structure where it will flash for days. Complete with magnet, LED, battery and diagram.

Posted by Brennn10 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


hydrogen kit for a car? Answered

First is it real and i know how the hydrogen is made but does it go into the intake or something or through the fuel injectors as well as does it use the oxygen as well?

Asked by BIGHAIRYDUDE 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Solar Power Kits

Another Big Update! We've come a long way since 'How to Build a Qwik-Solar' (Over 9,000 views - Awesome!).  Qwik-Solar has now 'grown up' and become the iPower Station, producing more power - with easy to assemble frame kits and complete power packs. They can charge any power  pack with a 12 volt outlet and include key safety features (switches and fuses) for worry free use.  We've made it one of the best portable solar generators which can be used for cookouts, camping, tail gate parties, and emergency power. For industrial mobile solar power - We've teamed up with McGivern to provide solar Work Pods - with up to a 1,000 watt array! Last, we have Suntigo micro-grid kits for homeowners (with exciting news coming soon on new systems!)     iPower Stations are available from 45 Watts up to 85 Watts, with or without a power pack. Find all our solar generators here: Solar Mak And Thanks to everyone that's made Qwik-Solar such a success!  

Posted by Jonlo 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


lets trade kits

I will trade for your random parts i mostly very big LED's or LED displays or any electronics you dont need that are in OK or acceptable condition for upcoming school science fair (don't live near radio shack) i will trade my electronics kit to you it includes.2-POSITION ROTARY SWITCH condition=mint about the size=of the tip of your thumb to the middle joint.3 pin stereo jack 2 peices condition=mintsize= of a nickel.mono and disk capacitor condition=OK (sightly scratched leads)1 film capacitor condition=mint1 resistor 260 Ohms condition=good1 toroid with copper wire 1 without condition=mintsize= 2cm in circumferencesize=a dimeIR RECEIVER FOR REMOTE CONTROL condition=okand 5 other unknown peices (sensors and capacitors)

Posted by albylovesscience 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Crater Cutter kit

My challenge is to produce a reliable 10kV spark generator which will cut me craters with a plasma arc. You can see the general idea on my blog: http://www.wikihow.com/Etch-Your-Own-Crater? The 10kV spark generator is my missing ingredient, so Instructables please step forward with a design! Once running we can re-create any planetary feature by means of Cathodic or Anodic erosion. I believe this is a genuine alternative to the current 'impact crater' scenario, so favoured by astronomers.

Posted by Cigarshaped 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Electronic Educational Kit?

Hi! I am a 14 years old guy who've just stepped into the world of electronics. I need to buy a good learning kit in which I can make several projects and at the same time can learn. Are there any of those? Or can you list the items needed to start learning electronics?  Jack

Asked by jackraj 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


what model kit instructables are there?

I cant find any model or model kit instructables, can anyone tell me a few?

Asked by the poodleo 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


xbox 360 dev kit

I was wondering where I could get an xbox 360 dev kit or if I can get one at all?

Posted by luke96 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Your Favorite Electronics Kit

Tandy used to produce introductory electronics guides so you could teach yourself and buy Radio Shack parts. Before them, heath kits were king. Today, snap circuits are popular. What's your favorite electronics kit? Why do you like it? What are your favorite projects for learning electronics? What could you make with the best kit ever?

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


is this oscilloscope kit any good?

Has anyone bought this oscilloscope kit? is it actually any good? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Analyse-measure-fault-find-and-debug/dp/B004RY7SI2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid;=1322929591&sr;=8-4

Asked by sholtob 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Altoids Tin Spy Kit

Im making a spy kit out of an altoids tin, and I have some things so far, but i have a lot of extra space so I figured I would ask you guys what else I should put in it. Currently, I have 1 mini flashlight, 3 duct tape tabs(ducttape folded over on its self), 3 rubber bands, 3 exacto knife blades, 1 dollar coin, 1 bandage, 1 alcohol cleaning pad.

Posted by BuildSleepThink 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Kit Contest sorting not working

I was just going through the contests and I found this bug. In the Kit Contest When you sort the entries with views, favorites, featured etc, it only shows the recent sorting and does not change. Hope the bug is fixed

Posted by vishalapr 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


M16 Kits available today!

Kits for my m16 will be available by later today. The price is $30.00 plus shipping. Be sure to check KI's store. I'll have a link once its ready. http://www.knexinnovation.net/store/Bakenbitzs_Store.php

Posted by bakenbitz 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What is your war kit??

Okay everybody I have another question for you. What is you war kit?? In other words what are the top 3 knex and real weapons you would take into combat??Top 3 knex weapons:main weapon ---- Trifle 18secondary weapon ---- modded rectanglepistol ---- spiffTop 3 real weapons:main weapon ---- FN Herstal P90secondary weapon ---- Ruger MP9pistol ---- I don't know a whole lot about pistols but i think a desert eagle would be good.Alright now jump in like before and tell us you war kit.By the way sorry about the bad picture I took it on my DSi.

Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Replacement solar light kit?

I have a decorative garden light I am very fond of, but the solar charger/led light  is no longer working.  We tried switching out the batteries with new solar rechargeables but that didn't help.  I'm game for replacing the whole thing, charger, light, sensor and all, but haven't been able to find replacement kits anywhere.  The current unit uses one small solar panel about 3 x 4 inches and two AA batteries with one LED.  Clearly I'm not searching for the right words. TIA

Posted by ourmoneypit 8 years ago  |  last reply 13 days ago


Minty Geek watercolour kit

I'm really really thrilled to announce the launch of the new minty Geek watercolour kit (http://mintygeek.com/watercolour.html). This one is a very personal kit, as I have always wanted a really well made portable watercolour set and here it is. Do check it out and feel free to ask any questions all the best Mark Brickley MD Minty Geek

Posted by mbrickley 7 years ago


Arduino - Basic Kit - Instructions?

I purchased the Arduino Basic Kit a number of years ago. The directions say to go to Autodesk.com/Adruino to get started, but that page doesn't exist anymore. Does anyone have a PDF of the project directions for the parts included with the kit? Thanks. 

Posted by bryan.thatcher 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Question about survival kits.

I've been interested in survival-ism for as long as I can remember, and I've seen oodles of instructables on how to assemble the best survival kits. But over time, I've come to wonder (and this is where you can help me), isn't the best survival kit knowledge? Like, instead of constantly carry a knife or something with you wherever you go, isn't it better to just know how to make a knife, and such? Please give me your opinions on this subject.

Asked by gorgo333 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Kit Ideas And Insturctables needed

I want to make an ebay store for kits for instructables, but im too busy /lazy to look through all 1448 pages of instructables, so if anybody know an instructible that they would like to see in a kit, PM me or comment with a link and i will see what i can do. (please, small things only, not like anything that costs over $20, cuz then people wont want to buy them. keep the complete cost under 10-15 dollars if possible. thx)

Posted by klingonprins 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Electronics kits production , How to ? Answered

Hi i live in Egypt All electronics here are being imported even the basic kits which can be easily made i had a friend who owns a small company for importing electronics and i want to convince him to produce some of kits (assembled) instead of importing it for example something like this what are the needed machines that would do something like small basic kits something that able to make PCBs  and assemble the parts on it with medium quality  ,good price,and for small or medium business ?

Asked by aessam1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Vacuum tube clock kit

This lovely clock is made from a new kit from Adafruit Industries. Once they're back in stock you can get the whole kit for $65 or just the PCB for $15. If you truly want to do everything yourself you can make the whole thing yourself with instructions here.HOWTO make a vacuum fluorescent display clock

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Olopede - Functucational Electronics Kits

Hey Instructabalonians! Zachninme and I have been working on starting a company for makers who want to get more out of building awesome things - a kit company for makers who want to learn. We bring you: olopede! "We're the family of insects bringing education back to DIY Electronics. olopede kits are specifically designed to make the oh-so-familiar "black box" kits, parts, and widgets "transparent" to the inquisitive mind. Not only do our kits deeply encourage an understanding of fundamental electrical engineering concepts, but they also challenge the hacker to design circuits that suit his or her needs using a combination of the kits and concepts that we supply. Our kits are designed to demonstrate interesting applications of electronics AND serve to be readily understood by those dabbling in the field. By making our kits interesting and didactic, we hope to engender interest and understanding in not only electronics, but also technology and engineering in general. " We want to make open-source kits that encourage learning the fundamentals in both analog and digital electroncs, as opposed to kits that encourage quick soldering in exchange for a finished black box.  As a maker, you'll be given a PCB with an easy-to-read layout, non-magical components that we can quickly teach you to understand wholly, and several sources of support including full documentation and learner's manual. We've got four awesome kits ready for PCB prototyping including a Turing Machine, The 'oloduino', 'Fungen' - an analog function generator, and 'The Ampliflier' - an analog amplifier, but we need some help with funding!  We set up a project on Kickstarter, where you can trade donations for various rewards depending on how much you donate.  The rewards include free stickers, thank you's, kits, access to our GITHUB repository where we keep all of our files, lessons, a day with us, and a metal sculpture of your favorite arthropod!  The most awesome reward by far, though, is the birth of olopede - a company interested in propagating maker culture by educating the next generation of makers. If you're interested in learning more about olopede - or helping us get the ball rolling - you can check out our Kickstarter page here, or our website @ http://olopede.net. Keep the awesome coming! - Josh and Zach edit:  You can really help us out by spreading the word.  Join our facebook page or follow us on twitter!

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Best Electronics Kits For Adults

There's an excellent thread over on Slashdot ( yeah - who knew, right?) about electronic kits for adults. *Lots of great suggestions and links - check it out!Best Electronics Kits For Adults?Posted by kdawson on Friday June 20, @10:19AMfrom the resistance-is-futile dept.An anonymous reader writes "I'm an adult looking to learn how electronics work and have some fun building projects. But all the kits I've found online are for kids 8-10 years old, and they don't really explain the principles - they just color-code where to place components on boards. Are there any kits aimed at adults? I know if anyone has got the answer, it's this community." Here's a short selection of good links - many more to be found in the Slashdot thread itself:HeathKit and Velleman - The classics, but mostly mentioned as an example of the "not aimed at adults" or the "not as good as they used to be" categoryQuasar Electronics 200-in-1- 200 projects in one kit! MakerShed - bunch of cool projects, many of which you've seen here at Instructables! Electronics Learning Lab Designed by Forrest Mims and sold by radio shack.What is a Microcontroller - Another "exception to the rule" good Radio shack kit.Ramsey Electronics - Including some nice radio transmitter kitsAdaFruit - Including the MintyBoost USB charger and Arduino kits.Nerdkit - For microcontroller and real-world/computer interaction.One other common recommendation is "You're an adult, you don't need to put up with big brightly colored components and "put tab A in slot B" diagrams - make your own kit!"US Navy Electricity & Electronics Training Series (NEETS) - All the practical electronics training you could want, in a free online PDF book format.Lessons In Electric Circuits - A free series of textbooks on the subjects of electricity and electronics.Sparkfun tutorials - Dozens of cool projects and tutorials from a major parts supplier.Getting Started in Electronics - By Forrrest Mims; cited by several readers as the de-facto standard for learning electronics.

Posted by Patrik 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


DIY Ipod Amp Kits

I have all put together all the parts to make your own iPod Amp as seen in ReadyMade magazine issue 23 and Instructables.The kit includes:Velleman Amp kitSpeakerArmy Surplus Case1/8" Stereo JackWireLEDResistorNuts and Bolts to secure speakerPower Switch6AA Battery Holder w/ snap connectorThe price is $45 + $5 for shipping. You can follow the step by step instructions at: https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-iPod-Amp/Thanks,-JoeYou must pay with paypal and I will only ship to the US, sorry I just end up losing money any other way.

Posted by joe 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Problem with OSOYOO car kit

I watch all the first part of the video and when I turn the car on the motor move a little then all trunk off. I don't know where is the problem but I know the cable are the same on the video and the battery is 18650 3000mAh 3,7V

Asked by ForchettaL 10 months ago


Road Trip Survival Kit

Hi everyone, Here's the deal. In a few weeks I'll be leading my church drama team on a road trip. Not just a small trip but 1300 MILES / or at least 21 hours. Me, one other adult, and 12 teens. I know I'm going to want some essential items in a road trip survival kit, but I'm taking suggestions. Pepto, Tylenol, Ibuprophen, duct tape. . . It's 12 against 2, help! (And if it's not coming across, I mean for the sanity sake. Altoid survival tins and a maintaince tool box will of course come.)

Posted by strods 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Velleman sound-to-light kit

A Velleman sound-to-light kit (Radio Shack MK103) is a small circuit board powered by a 9v battery which lights LED bulbs when an audio signal is received by the microphone. I would like to connect this board directly to the headphone (output) jack of my audio device (metal detector), thereby bypassing the microphone input. This would allow visual operation of the detector without the use of headphones. When an object is detected it would illuminate an LED as opposed to sending an audio signal. Is it possible to de-solder the microphone on the circuit board and solder in a 3.5mm male connector which would plug directly into the audio output device? I have never worked on a circuit board before and I have ZERO knowledge of electronics, but the kit is only $8 - so I think it's worth a try - if the electronic wizardry is correct, that is. Thanks in advance for any help! -Bruce

Posted by Inspector-Gadget 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


DIY Jib Crane Kit

It's been years since I've posted here, but I have an idea that might benefit those who like to make short films on an indie budget.  I've had a design for an all-aluminum and stainless DIY jib crane kit that I could sell for under $180. It would have full ball-bearing movement and axes that can be locked. The kit would come with all of the hardware and parts except for the tripod and the aluminum rails, which every home depot and lowes sell (1"x1"x6-10' box aluminum). I would supply templates for the holes.  I'm in college now and without a machine shop, but I know of a shop that could mill the parts out for enough money to allow me to offer the kit for a nominal fee.  Keep in mind that there really is not a kit or crane out there that can lift 20-30lbs (and be completely waterproof) for under $350. Most cranes are even more than that.  Before I put the details of the plan on paper, I need to know if there's a market for something like this, because the initial investment is a few hundred dollars and the shop doesn't do small runs. Parts would be 100% CNC'd and anodized for a nominal fee.  My questions: -Where and who should I market this to? -What forums would have an audience that this would appeal to? Any help is appreciated, I'm not so much into videography as I am into making photography equipment. 

Posted by John Smith 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago