CMU School of Drama

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Prepare for Repairs with the Ultimate Electronics Field Kit If you take your electronics projects out into the wild, you’ll pretty quickly want to have a repair kit for the inevitable breakdowns. My personal kit covers almost any kind of electrical or microcontroller project, and while it won’t win any prizes for neatness, it packs a lot of useful stuff into a travel-friendly toolbox.

1 comment:

Julien Sat-Vollhardt said...

I really appreciate that this is a guide to assembling one's own "ultimate electronic repair kit" and not a product on sale at as a fully-assembled kit. While I have plenty of respect for the MAKE organization, and I religiously go to my local maker faire, I feel that they are overly fond of foisting unnecessarily expensive and advanced kits to middle-class kids who can't think of anywhere else to put their money except for a shiny micro controller kit. I know, because I was one of them. But the real coup de grace was a computer repair kit I got off of newegg, sold by Rosewill, those cheap bastards. Never have I gotten a package filled with more lies and useless items than that "professional computer respite kit. I am now much more partial to assembling my own materials one by one, so I can ensure their quality. I try to follow the motto of buying cheap, and replacing with quality of it breaks within a year.