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Offline SNS

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Ill keep this short and sharp:
I live in Australia and i am just getting started with electronics.
I am looking to purchase a soldering station, CHEAP oscilloscope (until i can afford a half decent one) and a arduino (prefer it to be a mega 2560 and in a kit). I have looked on ebay and have come across some promising items which i will list here:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-2In1-Digital-Soldering-Iron-SMD-Hot-Air-Gun-Solder-Rework-Station-12-Tips-/131127713465?pt=AU_B_I_Electrical_Test_Equipment&hash=item1e87d21eb9

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hantek-6022BE-PC-Based-USB-Digital-Storage-Oscilloscope-20Mhz-Bandwidth-/130833789920?pt=AU_B_I_Electrical_Test_Equipment&hash=item1e764d33e0

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sintron-MEGA-2560-Starter-Kit-LCD-Servo-Motor-Sensor-for-Arduino-AVR-Learner-/161265252056?pt=AU_Gadgets&hash=item258c2876d8

http://www.pdamusician.com/dpscope/features.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SainSmart-UNO-R3-Sensor-Modules-Starter-Kit-for-Arduino-Mega-LCD-Relay-MCU-US-/300956632250?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item461269c4ba

I really do not have the money for a $300 basic scope and i live in the sticks so i cant find any one selling a analog scope at a decent price that also offers shipping ;_;. Which is why i listed that USB one, i know what some of you think of them but i really have no other choice (that i know of) at the moment. With the arduinos i believe the sainsmart ones to be off better quality compared to the sintron ones but i would like someone to confirm. That soldering station looks to be fine in most regards.

If anyone could give me some feedback on those options i have listed or provide any known good alternatives it would be greatly appreciated. ATM i have a few simple projects in the back of my head but in the future i would like to experiment with radio (have a buddy who has a ham and is really into it) as well as some basic 3d printing and maybe small drones.

Cheers;

P.S With regards to misc components i am just going to buy them in bulk when i need them hence why i am looking at arduino kits that include things like motors and sensors.

EDIT:
A power supply is not really a priority at the moment since i have found many tutorials on how to build one (i also have a PSU floating around here somewhere) and unlike the other items are fairly common where i live.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2014, 05:18:37 pm by SNS »
 

Offline pickle9000

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Re: Beginner: Need some help with a list of items [Looking to buy]
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 07:22:06 pm »
Here is a way to get already made sensors, fun to play with and should be less expensive than the kit.

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_odkw=arduino&LH_FS=1&LH_BIN=1&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR5.TRC1.A0.H0.Xarduino+sensor&_nkw=arduino+sensor&_sacat=0

The Hantek 6022BE is ok for what it is and a far cry better than nothing. Search the forum for more info.

The [Sintron] MEGA 2560 Starter Kit looks Ok, I can't really speak to the price or quality though.

Regardless, have fun with it.

 

Offline SNS

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Re: Beginner: Need some help with a list of items [Looking to buy]
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2014, 07:04:59 am »
Okay thanks for that, I will most likely go for the sainsmart ones, from what i have read more people have used them and they seem to be off better quality. Thanks for the reply :P
 


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