Where do I start with Electronics? Answered
Hello everyone, I'm a sophomore in Electrical Engineering and I have only really taken one EE class so far. We used a breadboard to do some very basic logic circuits, but nothing past that really. We also did some work on MultiSim, but that was about the extent of our lab work. I've been viewing this site regularly for quite a while now, but I haven't been able to do many of the projects because I felt like I didn't really have any experience. I'm at the point now where I feel like I should just jump in and start learning, but I'm not sure what tools I need to start out. It seems like every instructable has tools such as soldering irons, solder, wire cutters/strippers, and other tools required. Can anyone let me know what is a base set of tools I need to do some of the basic electronics projects on this site? I'm talking about simple LED projects or anything for a beginner really. Would it be beneficial to buy a bread board of some type to practice wiring? I've seen kits in places like Radio Shack that came with a bread board and other items that said it had something like 100 projects or something like that. Would that be something good to start with, or would it be a waste? So if anyone could provide some links for basic tools needed, I would appreciate it.