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Electronic components: the bare essentials and useful components to buy.

Now that an Arduino Mega is on it's way from China and some sensors, it's time to look at what electronic components are useful. Of course I could, for example, buy every ceramic capacitor that exists, but that would be a waste of money.

So what are commonly used components when using the Arduino? I'm talking about pull up resistors, capacitors for debouncing and other handy/necessary components.

 

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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?)

 

Sorting out lots of resistors

check out this latest EEVBlog:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSmiDzbVt_U&feature=feedu

the dude makes a little testing rig that looks real handy.

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Canadian eletronics supply

This is a site that I have recently found browsing ebay for a local supplier to help me along the way of learning and building.

 

http://www.dipmicro.com/store/

 

 

Please post if you know of any other Canadian affordable suppliers

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