Electronics Kits for college students

In summary, if you're an EE student, you should be able to find kits that will suit your needs and get you started on your electronics journey.
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I am a sophomore at college and I am double majoring in Electrical Engineering and Physics. I am very excited about building stuff and I am looking for affordable electronics kits that would be suitable for a college level and that could get me started on advanced electronics hands-on work and building. Any suggestions?
 
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If you're an EE student you should be able to assemble your own kit for what you want to build.
 
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fss said:
If you're an EE student you should be able to assemble your own kit for what you want to build.

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Here's a couple sites where I get parts:

http://www.sparkfun.com

http://www.jameco.com

These sites do have kits and also individual parts.

Personally, I'm more of a fix it guy than a creator. So I usually go to a thrift store and buy old electronics then try to fix them.

By the way, when you say "advanced electronics," what are you referring to?
 
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Thanks for your reply, DrummingAtom. By "advanced electronics", I am referring to any sort of roughly college/adult level electronics kits/assemblies (i.e. I am not interested in kits for kids/beginners, for e.g.).
 
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fss said:
If you're an EE student you should be able to assemble your own kit for what you want to build.

Not necessarily. Depending on his background, he may not have had much practical hands-on experience yet.

Miviato said:
I am a sophomore at college and I am double majoring in Electrical Engineering and Physics. I am very excited about building stuff and I am looking for affordable electronics kits that would be suitable for a college level and that could get me started on advanced electronics hands-on work and building. Any suggestions?

Good for you. Building kits first, and then your own circuit ideas later, is a great way to gain better insight into how practical circuits work.

You can start with a couple basic kits for things that interest you (it's nice when the kit is actually useful when you are done with it), and then branch out into PIC microcontroller boards and building projects with them. Have fun!
 

Related to Electronics Kits for college students

1. What are electronics kits for college students?

Electronics kits for college students are a set of electronic components and materials that are designed for students to learn and experiment with electronics. They usually come with a variety of components such as resistors, capacitors, transistors, and breadboards, and may also include instructional materials or project ideas.

2. What skills can college students learn from using electronics kits?

Using electronics kits can help college students develop various skills such as circuit design, soldering, troubleshooting, and critical thinking. They can also learn how to use different electronic components to create various circuits and projects.

3. Are electronics kits suitable for beginners?

Yes, electronics kits are suitable for beginners as they are designed to be user-friendly and come with instructional materials. They are a great way for beginners to learn the fundamentals of electronics and can also be used by more experienced students for advanced projects.

4. What are the benefits of using electronics kits for college students?

There are several benefits of using electronics kits for college students. They provide hands-on learning experiences, promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and allow students to apply theoretical knowledge to practical projects. They also foster creativity and innovation and can be a fun way to learn about electronics.

5. Where can I purchase electronics kits for college students?

Electronics kits for college students can be purchased online from various retailers or directly from the manufacturer. It is important to research and compare different kits to find one that best fits your needs and budget. Some universities may also have electronics kits available for purchase at their campus bookstore.

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