C H A P T E R  2

Building Your Tool Chest

You’re going to need some tools in your lab, as well as the skills to use them effectively. This chapter will get you started. If you’re starting from scratch, don’t worry. There’s not a whole lot you absolutely must have to get started. Some basic hand tools and a place to keep them organized is all you will need. You don’t even have to spend a lot of money at first. As you progress in your hobby, you will most likely want to add to your tool chest and upgrade some of those tools. Electronics can be the perfect hobby because it can take up (1) all your spare time and (2) all of your discretionary income. What more could you ask?

The very basic hand tools, such as screwdrivers and tweezers, are mostly ...

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