# Electronic components newbie help

Well I'm not technically a newbie, but I forgot a lot of this stuff so :P

Basically I was reading up on what are good general components to get, and I've made a cart with Jameco electronics (the easiest site for me to understand their ordering process).

What do you all think? Is this a good selection? (Note: the resistor assortment bag goes from 10 to 5.6m Ohms. I would assume this includes the K range of ohms, right?)

 Description Quantity Unit Cost Total @CAP,CER,RADIAL,0.1UF, 10 \$0.14 \$1.40 @ CAP,RADIAL10uF,25V,20%,85C 10 \$0.09 \$0.90 25VDC,1000UF,10X20 LS 5MM 10 \$0.35 \$3.50 @ CAP,RADIAL,470uF,25V,20%,85C 10 \$0.19 \$1.90 @ CAP,RADIAL,220uF,25V,20%,85C 10 \$0.12 \$1.20 @ CAP,RADIAL,100uF,25V,20%,85C 10 \$0.10 \$1.00 @ CAP,RADIAL,4.7uF,50V,20%,85C 10 \$0.07 \$0.70 @CAP,RADIAL,2.2uF,50V,20%,85C 10 \$0.09 \$0.90 @ CAP,RADIAL,22uF,50V,20%,85C 10 \$0.07 \$0.70 @ CAP,RADIAL,1UF,25V, 10 \$0.08 \$0.80 @CAP,MONO,.47uF,50V,20% 10 \$0.17 \$1.70 @CAP,MONO,.22uF,50V,20% 10 \$0.15 \$1.50 RESISTOR ASST,1/4W,5%, 1 \$10.95 \$10.95 GRAB BAG,DIODES,ASSORTMENT(200 1 \$9.95 \$9.95 Subtotal \$37.10

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No matter how much you stock up there's always something your missing for the next project.. The main thing to do is learn to be happy with side projects you do have parts for while your waiting for the missing parts for your current project.

Quote:  Basically I feel that I'm just missing many of the passive components like caps and resistors :)

I've tried to put together a lot of the passives here:  http://goo.gl/w9mR2

Let me know if there are other components you wish were available at a good price...

Regards, Terry King ...In The Woods in Vermont, USA terry@yourduino.com

I'm short on caps. I see resistor assortments all over the place, but have yet to find comparable packs of capacitors. When I was still working on electronics for a living, all I had to contend with were electrolytics and ceramics. Now there's all kinds! I'm finding them confusing.

It almost makes me wish for a tube-based Arduino ;-)

Hi, a couple of capacitor assortments with 100's of them... here: http://goo.gl/ve0zD

I've been looking at all the wrong sites. Thanks, Terry.

Yep, looks like Terry has the best price for the quantity and selection :) Thanks!