Starting Supplies

Tool List

  • Wire Cutters with Flush Side Cut
  • Wire Stripping Tool (20 – 30awg)
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Precision Screwdriver Set
  • Safety Glasses

  • Solder
  • Electrical Tape

  • Multimeter
  • Soldering Iron
  • Hot Glue Gun

  • Graphical Component Tester
  • Oscilloscope
  • Bench Power Supply
  • Heat Gun
  • Digital Caliper
Right-click on an image and click "Search Google for Image" to find current prices and sellers of these items. Many of these items can be found at your local hardware store. Some are best bought on Amazon.com. And others are cheapest direct from China through AliExpress.com. Cheaper is better for this list when you are just starting. If you buy a cheap tool and it breaks and you're determined to keep going with this hobby, upgrade. Better to learn and break cheap things.
Dave from EEVBlog has a good list of supplies. AliExpress.com is generally the best place to get cheap parts since they're all made in China and AliExpress.com cuts out the middleman. Note that the list on this page comes out to well under $300.00.
Wire Cutters with Flush Side Cut
Wire Stripping Tool (20 – 30awg)
Needle Nose Pliers
Precision Screwdriver Set
Safety Glasses
Solder
Electrical Tape
Multimeter
Soldering Iron
Hot Glue Gun
Graphical Component Tester
Oscilloscope

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Bench Power Supply
Heat Gun
Digital Caliper

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