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Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs by John Baichtal

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8. Tool Bin

You must have noticed thus far in the book that you need a lot of tools (see Figure 8.1) to build the various projects. In this chapter, you’ll explore some of the equipment that conceivably you might need, beginning with my take on the ultimate maker’s toolkit. After that, I detail multimeters, those invaluable measuring devices that electronics hackers swear by. You’ll then learn about various tools you need to work in wood, plastic, and metal. I know this all costs a lot of money, so I provide suggestions on how to get access to tools without a huge investment. Finally, because this is primarily an electronics and Arduino book, I provide several tips on hobbyist electronics such as mastering multimeters, harvesting electronics ...

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