Building Your Own Electronics Lab by Dale Wheat

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Getting Started with Tool Building

Once you’ve become comfortable in your lab and have had time to play with a few circuits, you might start to notice that some of the “tools” you’ve been using are just simple electronic circuits themselves. Good examples are power supplies and meters. These are great tool-building projects because you can see useful results early.

Let’s take a look at building a couple of simple electronic tools that might be of use in your lab. Hopefully you will develop a better understanding of how these tools work. Ideally, you will progress from the basic question of “Does it work?” to the more involved questions of “How well does it work and what can I do to improve it?”

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