Basic Electronics for Arduino Makers
List of tools and parts

The following lists contain the parts and tools necessary to complete the course Basic Electronics for Arduino Makers.

Many of the items below are reusable. Items like soldering irons, precision screwdrivers, Arduinos etc will last for many years if you look after them. Other items like resistors, spacers and potentiometers come in packs that contain sufficient numbers to last for many projects.

All these parts are generic, commodity, non-branded. As long as the specifications match, you can purchase them from any store, online or brick-and-mortar.

The items in these lists are provided in an effort to make it easier for our students to find the parts and tools they need. While we take care to find reliable Amazon sellers, we cannot be responsible for problems in their supply chain or fulfilment. Sellers may run out of stock at any time, or shipments may be lost in transit. For issues like these, or for warranty claims, please contact the seller or Amazon directly.

If you do not live in the US, UK or Germany, or the Amazon stores that we provide links to below do not deliver to your location, consider using a freight forwarding service like Shipito. You can ship your shopping to them, and they will forward to you, anywhere in the world. This is useful in case, for at least some of the items in your shopping list, Amazon will not ship to addresses outside the US.

Tools

  1. Contactless breadboard. Almost any breadboard will do. Examples: mini breadboard with 400 contact points, or a larger one with 1660 contact points. | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  2. 4 x AA Plastic Battery Holder | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  3. MB102 Power Supply Module 3.3V/5V | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  4. Bench top power supply | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  5. Flexible jumper wires, male-male | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  6. U-shaped (solid) jumper wires | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  7. Simple multimeter | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |

Parts

  1. Zener diodes, 3.3V or 5V | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  2. General purpose rectifier silicon diode | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  3. Capacitors, electrolytic, 470uF and similar | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  4. Capacitors, ceramic, 0.1uF to 1uF and similar | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  5. Resistors, 220 Ohm, 1 KOhm, 10 KOhm | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  6. LEDs (5mm or 10mm), any colour you like | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  7. TIP122 transistor | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  8. 2N2222 transistor | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  9. L7805CV voltage regulator | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  10. LM317 variable voltage regulator | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  11. Breadboard-friendly pushbutton | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |
  12. Breadboard-friendly 10kΩ potentiometer | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE |