Basic electronics

August 28, 2006 at 10:02 pm Leave a comment


Want to make flashing LED lights or small motors turn at different speeds? Buy small solar-powered cells to power a small gadget? I taught myself basic (VERY basic) electronics using just a standard book from Radioshack (above) and by purchasing an inexpensive sodering iron, wires, and a basic breadboard and components. The book takes you step by step and if it’s too much to learn, you may be able to find what you need in a Radioshack kit like the ones below:

Dynamic title Solar Project Fun Kit

Model: 277-1201 | Catalog #: 277-1201

This solar cell is prewired to a DC motor and ready for your creative experiments.

Dynamic title 9V Recording Module

Model: 276-1323 | Catalog #: 276-1323

This 9-volt recording module stores up to 20 seconds of sound and plays it back instantly…

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Bright-Red Blinking LED Module

Model: 276-299 | Catalog #: 276-299

This super-bright, blinking LED is often used to draw attention to merchandise displays.

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Mini Audio Amplifier

Model: 277-1008 | Catalog #: 277-1008


With a built-in speaker, this mini audio amplifier is perfect for many acoustic projects.

Hijack existing gears, cables and components to create your own custom moving parts. Best of all, Radioshack is cheap cheap cheap!

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