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Mercury_Blue
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Icon 1 posted November 19, 2003 05:21      Profile for Mercury_Blue     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I went to radio shack the other day, and they have some cool things there. I was wondering, what electronics project are good for beginners? I want something that does something cool, not just sit there and flash an LED. Oh, and it doesn't matter if i need to solder. I need to learn how to solder things anyway. Any ideas?

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Icon 1 posted November 19, 2003 05:31      Profile for Sinn     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm not sure if they still sell them, but they used to have a cool little FM radio transmitter kit.

It gave you all the parts and instructions neccessary. When it was done, you tune your FM radio to an empty station and you talk into your device, and it would broadcast onto the radio.

Soldering is required, but its pretty easy. The kit was about $12.99 last time I saw it.

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Icon 1 posted November 19, 2003 06:04      Profile for Mercury_Blue     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Nice. I might look for that. It doesn't look like radio shack has it, but I might be able to find schematics somewhere on the web, or maybe the kit is in one of the other stores. Anyway, any other ideas people? *rips out notepad and pen*

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Icon 1 posted November 20, 2003 06:17      Profile for Doco   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Take a look at http://kitsrus.com/ - they have quite a few cool kits. Especially nice PIC programmer kits if you are into building boards with PICs on them.

They don't sell directly - but I've had good luck with http://www.electronics123.com/ in the US. They do have an FM receiver kit for $20.

Good luck!

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Icon 1 posted November 20, 2003 08:41      Profile for Gibbonboy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Check out Vectronics, they have a bunch of relatively inexpensive kits. Also, check around for Velleman Kits, they are well-made, I've put several together.

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What you could do is use this URL and brouse there and then see if you would like to get into amateur radio. When you do look me up kc8yhw.

http://www.cs-sales.com/

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