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Offline LiGhTMaGiCk

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Fun electronic kits
« on: October 11, 2018, 11:05:07 pm »
I love soldering and putting together small electronic devices but can never find any kits for anything fun/actually useful. There's always like electronic dice or decision makers but I'd like to find something much more involved. Anybody seen any kits or anything for protects that look both fun and not just super simple like 555 timer circuits and the like? Also if I had to say my skill level it would be between beginner and novice, I can solder circuits all day long with no problems and I love following a set of instructions as long as the end result is something fun.
 
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Offline bd139

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Re: Fun electronic kits
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 12:15:04 am »
Worth getting an amateur radio license. A whole world of stuff opens up then for kits that actually do stuff:

https://www.qrp-labs.com/ (worth looking at the clock and GPS kit from them - no license required and will give you a GPS setting clock with location awareness and all sorts!)

https://qrpguys.com/

Then there's the motherlode of all kits ever made:

http://www.elecraft.com/k2_page.htm
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Re: Fun electronic kits
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 12:41:51 am »
 
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Re: Fun electronic kits
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 08:04:46 am »
Then there's the motherlode of all kits ever made:

http://www.elecraft.com/k2_page.htm
Just winding the handful of coils on a QCX was annoying enough for me :o
 
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Re: Fun electronic kits
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 08:43:21 am »
Ah yes. T1. If you pass the T1 test you are immortal  :-DD

(I've done three now  :o)
 
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Re: Fun electronic kits
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 11:03:00 am »
Thanks to everyone for your replies, I'll probably be looking at that tindie website as it looks more my speed.
 


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