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Offline DiazChris

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Electronics Club
« on: January 22, 2020, 03:04:58 am »
I am 15 years old and I need help to make an electronics lab for an electronics club that I'm making at school. We are a small group of low income, high school students. Most of us are interested in electronics. We have done a lot of research on the test equipment that we will need and we have concluded that if we go cheap then we can get everything for under $600. We tried to get help from the school but they couldn't help with much, but maybe you can help by donating to our GoFundMe. The link is https://www.gofundme.com/f/electronics-club?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet .
« Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 02:38:47 am by DiazChris »
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Offline hamster_nz

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Re: Electronics Club
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 04:02:43 am »
Sounds like a great idea. I think that a few low-cost multimeters and low-cost Logic Analyser would be far more useful for Arduino projects than an single low-end Oscilloscope.

Also, don't forget that there is free software like KiCAD that can be a very useful tool for drawing schematics, even if you don't use it to make PCBs.

(you might want to get rid of the junk on the end of your link URL BTW).

What sort of projects do you think you will attempt?
« Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 04:14:45 am by hamster_nz »
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Re: Electronics Club
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 07:46:06 am »
This is your second "campaign" with the other one not getting anywhere as it was for you personally (I deleted your first post). For $600 can't the school help?
 

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Re: Electronics Club
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 08:14:46 am »
The first rule of Electronics Club is.... You Don't Talk About Electronics Club!!

From the go fund me page you said:
"Sorry not much of a writer"

One of the most important skills for any engineer is learning how to write and communicate your ideas well. 
 
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Offline DiazChris

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Re: Electronics Club
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 07:43:54 pm »
thanks
We found a few cheap multimeters online and an oscilloscope that plugs into a pc but it is still a large price if you have any other recommendations then PM me Email removed by moderator. Please do not post personal details online.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 07:46:36 pm by Simon »
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Re: Electronics Club
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 07:45:57 pm »
We tried but they can only help so much and the other one is for my house you can forget it I am going to focus my time on my school.
I need help trying to impress colleges and do t for get to fallow me on instagram @the_beginner_electronic_maaann. Have a nice time and thanks for time while reading this, and this, and this, and  this, and this, and this, ect
 

Offline DiazChris

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Re: Electronics Club
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 11:45:41 pm »
I updated it I hope it looks better.
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Re: Electronics Club
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2020, 06:49:33 pm »
I think you can get around the need of  buying most of the gear by making some of it yourself.  A power supply can easily be made from discarded electronics like a power amp.



  Making something yourself would a  good start for the club and great learning experience.  Learn by making - a lot of us started like this.  I made many power amps, frequency counters, remote control circuits, alarms and many others without a scope. Sure it would have been easier but not much.
A logic probe could be an interesting low cost project as well.


Need to also communicate your goal - what do you want to achieve ? 
What project are you guys/girls planning?
Analog? Digital ?   Programming?



A good start will be getting basic tools:

breadboards : for building projects
Wire
side cutters
multimeter
Soldering tools
Vent for solder fumes
Usb power supply for Arduino projects
Battery holder  4xAA or 4XD- as power supply.



I dont think  you need to start with advanced tools like Oscilloscope as they dont get much usage for beginners/learners.

But if you feel you need one build a probe and use sound card in laptop as a simple scope up to 50khz - might cost you $25 to build a probe for that.
If you need a scope and logic analyzer (which i think is not that important ) get the analog discovery 1 or 2  but that is $100 used  ...$300 new  but well worth it.


Do you have a  dedicated space for the club?  please share some pictures.

BTW willing to support you  with a few Arduino boards
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Re: Electronics Club
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2020, 08:34:58 am »
As someone mentioned. Buy a good logicanalyzer and a cheaper multimeter.

Salae logic has student discount and their logic analsyzers can be used as oscillscope form simple measurements. Do not go for a some dodgy ebay clone. They never work as expected!!
 

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Re: Electronics Club
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2020, 04:45:13 pm »
So the go fund me is gone .
Is this just another scam?
 

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Re: Electronics Club
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2020, 06:17:15 pm »
Dont schools have scopes,powersupplys  or signal generators any more or have they been banned in the past 40 years?
 


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