Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and electronics, and I am wondering if this is a good place to start. I would like to learn about electronics and programing.
I am on permanent disability, so not a lot of money and lots and lots of time.
For projects and equipment I have about $200 CAD to spend.
I do not know if I want to spend more then that because, I do not know if I will like it.
Would like to stick to starter kits so there will be less looking an purchasing many different things
Looking at a few ardiuno starter kits and this is I think the best for what I would like to do.https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01M9CHF1J?psc=1
This starter kit looks like it has a lot of things to do/ different projects. Do not know for sure people who have the kit will know better. Cost to ship to Canada with duty and other Canadian taxes.
If there are Canadians who know or can suggest better kits would be great.
The other thing to get would be two multi meters.
This is what I came up with.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digitek-DT-4000ZC-TekPower-TP4000ZC-Data-Logging-Multimeter-with-Temperature/200912705694?_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41375%26meid%3D7ec4a8f1cce94719bcdb4cea512ba549%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D200922627340
again do not know what the cost will be to have two of these shipped to Canada, shipping if free Canadian tax and duty is not. Anyone who has these shipped in and knows extra related costs would be great to know.
My other choose would be to get two from Canadian tire. There has been discussion on the forum about this meter.http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/autoranging-digital-multimeter-0520052p.html#srp
This was on sale for $30 CAD yesterday and canadian tire sales happen often.
My question to the forum is this a good way to get into electronics and programing for fun?
Is there better kits for ardiuno?
Is using the internet to get the projects and buying the parts needed not in a kit form going to be lets say 30% cheaper in the end?
Is there a better choose of meter to be purchased and imported to Canada (I would like new nothing used)?
I have lots of tools like screw drivers wrenches wire cutters drills and so one.
These will be projects that I can learn about programing and electronics, I have no specific project to build, just setup a project use the meters to measure all the parts learn as much from it as I can then go on to a new project.
Was wondering is there a book that describes electrical parts what they do how to measure them and so on? The best example would be like a dictionary for electronic parts. Example this is a resister they look like this, you can measure them like this, something along this line.
Another book on the ardiuno with a break down of the ardiuno and how to program it.
This my thoughts on this, is my low budget a problem? If I like this and these parts and books get me into electronics and programing, over time I would put more money into it and get better meters and equipment to use and learn from.
Thanks for reading this, I hope it makes sense. Sorry for spelling an grammar.
Have a day