Adafruit Industries is a small company that sells kits and parts for original, open source hardware electronics projects featured on ladyada as well as other cool open source tronix that I think are interesting and well-made.
Adafruit Industries – Unique DIY electronics
All the projects are redesigned specifically to make it easy for beginners to make: nicely silkscreened circuit boards, through-hole parts whenever possible, extra large solder pads, etc. For some kits, you can purchase just the circuit board. To save paper, the easy-to-follow-with-lotsa-pictures instructions are all available online, at ladyada.net-make.”
Atmega328 chip has twice as much storage, runs at 16.00 MHz, just like the latest Arduino. Upload baud rate is 57600, use Arduino IDE v13+. Chip comes preprogrammed with my “no-wait” Arduino bootloader.
- Designed to plug into a breadboard for easy prototyping
- Petite size, only 3″ x 0.8″ (75mm x 20mm)
- All ‘standard’ pins are brought out – Digital 0 thru 13, Analog 0 thru 5, ARef, 5V, Ground, Vin and Reset
- Chip comes preprogrammed with a “no-wait” Arduino bootloader
- 2 LEDs, green power and red “pin 13” just like the Arduino Diecimila
- Available as a low cost kit with standard parts, so its never out of stock
- All through-hole parts are easy to solder
Boarduino (Arduino Clone) Kit
This clone acts just like an Arduino, and works with the latest Arduino software. For many projects it can even be preferable! The kit includes all parts necessary, the assembly is straightforward and well documented.
Large stockist and supplier of electronic components throughout the world. The Electronic Components and Semiconductor Superstore.
Integrated Circuits, LED’s / LCD’s, Connectors, Microcontroller Boards, Hardware, Project Boxes, Stepper Motors.
Futurlec Semiconductor Superstore
“Orders from hobbyists and single part orders are most welcome. We do not have any minimum order charge and we welcome all customers from anywhere in the world.”
Mini Boards – Futurlec
These small compact boards are ideal to enhance your control system or development project. Add new functions and expand the functionality of your system, with a wide range to boards to choose from, including MP3, Real-Time Clocks, Keypads, RS232, RS422, Flash Memories, SD Cards and many more.
1133 Broadway, Suite 706, New York, NY 10010 USA
Some things you can find there -CB & Ham radios, Walkie-talkie (GMRS/FRS) radios and Shortwave & multiband radios.
RadioShack- Audio Video Electronics
The company was started as Radio Shack in 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts, by two brothers, Theodore and Milton Deutschmann, who wanted to provide equipment for the cutting-edge field of amateur, or ham radio.
Theodore and Milton Deutschmann opened a one-store retail and mail-order operation in the heart of downtown Boston. They chose the name, “Radio Shack,” which was a term for the small, wooden structure that housed a ship’s radio equipment. The Deutschmanns thought the name was appropriate for a store that would supply the needs of radio officers aboard ships, as well as “ham” radio operators.
The first 40 years – RadioShack Corporation – Wikipedia
PJRC Electronic Embedded Systems Projects with parts Paul and Robin’s Home offers free technical design data and detailed instructions for building them. Useful for Education. .
PJRC – Embedded Electronic Projects
The Teensy is a complete USB-based microcontroller development system, in a very small footprint, capable of implementing many types of projects. All programming is done via the USB port.
Version 3.6 features a 32 bit 180 MHz ARM Cortex-M4 processor with floating point unit. All digital and analog pins are 3.3 volts. Do not apply more than 3.3V to any signal pin.
Teensy USB Development Board
8051 Tools, 8051 Development Circuit Board, PAULMON2 Monitor Program, AS31 Assembler & SDCC C Compiler, Code Library.
8051 Resources And Projects
delabs Notes –
What better way to learn the uC, than by Building your own Musical Instrument or Music Player. More Motivation than you can ask for.
Sparkle Labs brings their expertise in design, branding, usability, and education to create hi-tech, hi-touch products and environments.
Sparkle Labs Electronics DIY Kits
Like the old Radio Shack spring circuits but updated with modern teaching styles. The growing DIY movement is empowering people to take control of their products and environment.
Discover Electronics Kit contains everything you need to learn the basics of electronics and make your own projects. It contains the most common electronics components as well as a prototyping breadboard for you to get started right away. Easy full color diagrams teach you how to bring your own ideas to life.
Build it or go for a kit, this is a nice design for a Table or Desktop lamp. You will need to fix in a Enclosure with a Diffused Plastic or Glass Filter Front.
18 LED dimmable LED lamp
This circuit is a dimmable white LED lamp array with 18 LEDs. The lamp brightness is regulated as long as the input voltage is above 10.5V. A low-dropout analog voltage regulator is used for a simple and relatively efficient design. The lamp produces enough light to use as a a reading lamp or a small work lamp. – G. Forrest Cook
The 12V DC input voltage is routed through the 1A fuse and the on/off switch. The 1N4001 diode acts as a crowbar device. If reverse polarity is applied, the fuse will blow and the rest of the circuitry will be protected. Power is sent to the LM2941CT voltage regulator IC.
Power this project from sunlight with a CirKits solar power circuit board kit.
Unique, hands-on electronics workshop for children and adults. In the workshop participants solder electronic components onto specially-designed circuit boards.
MadLab – Inventive electronic kits
MadLab has been made possible through the generous sponsorship and support of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, Zot Engineering and Microchip.
A really useful tool for the budding electronics engineer – a digital frequency meter. New and improved version.
- input signal range from about 15Hz to 8MHz
- new feature – bypass switch for low-frequency TTL-level signals from 1Hz
- internal accuracy +/-1Hz
- 4 digits of displayed accuracy
- input conditioning amplifier sensitive to 50mV
MadLab presents an absolute beginner’s guide to electronics. Following this short course will lead you from basic ideas about electronics right up to an understanding of how the simple MadLab kits actually work.