LIST OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

The Electronics Workbench: a Setup Guide

Since KiCad first appeared in the PCB CAD world in 1992, it has gone through 6 major versions and evolved into a serious alternative to commercial products. I have been using KiCad almost daily since version 4 when I published the first edition of KiCad Like a Pro.

The following lists contain the parts and tools necessary to complete the construction of the course The Electronics Workbench: a Setup Guide.

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.

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.

In addition to Amazon, our friends at SunFounder have kindly taken the time to find the course hardware in their inventory and provided direct links to the relevant product pages. SunFounder can ship their products anywhere in the world.

To complete this project, you will need the following parts and tools:

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45 in 1 electronics tool kit

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ESD Precision Anti-static Tweezers

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Soft Wire Cutter

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Helping Hands

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Hardware and Craft Parts Cabinet Storage Drawer

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Electrolytic Capacitors Assorted

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50V Ceramic Capacitor Assorted

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1/4W Resistor Kit

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2N2222 TO-92 NPN 40V 0.8A Transistor

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LED Diode Kit, 3mm & 5mm

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PCB Momentary Push Button

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Breadboard Jumper Wire

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PCB Board 40 Pin Header Kit

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2.1 x 5.5mm Plug for 9V Battery

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On/Off Switch 4 x 1.5V AA Battery Case Holder

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Energizer battery charger or similar

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Balancing Charger for NiMH/NiCD/Li-PO/Li-Fe/SLA Battery Packs

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Rotary Tool Kit with Flex Shaft

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Trigger Feed Hot-Melt Glue Gun

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Compact True-RMS Digital Multimete

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Solder Tip Cleaning Wire and Holder

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Desoldering Wick

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Soldering Iron

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Desoldering Vacuum Pump

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Digital Soldering Station

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Lead Free Rosin Core Solder

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Soldering Flux Pen

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Assorted Heat Shrink Tube

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