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    Whether you are just getting started in electronics or you have boxes of parts, it is good to know what are the most critical parts to have in your kit. James asked the element 14 community for what they considered to be essential passive components like resistors, capacitors, switches, wires, and even diodes. In this video, he consolidated their puts and explains what to think about when buying these parts for your kit.

     

    The video covers passive components like resistors, capacitors, switches, and wires. Diodes were also included, even though some people consider them active because they contain semiconductor materials. All of the parts mentioned in this episode are through-hole components. Though most of the comments and suggestions would be the same for surface mount. Capacitors were the hardest section to do because there are so many nuances to picking the right caps. During the wiring section, James showed a 3d-printed holder for jumper wires. A link to that Thingiverse project is below.

     

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    Bill of Material:

     

    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    3100 piece resistor kit with E6 values, metal film, 1%Multicomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    470 ohm, metal, 1% resistorMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    1 Kohm, metal, 1% resistorMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    10 Kohm, metal, 1% resistorMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    Aluminium Electrolytic kit, 120pcsVelleman1Buy NowBuy Now
    Ceramic Capcitor Kit, 224pcsVelleman1Buy NowBuy Now
    1uF, 16v, 20% Aluminum Electrolytic capacitorMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    10uF, 50V, 20% Aluminum Electrolytic capacitorMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    100uF, 35V, 20% Aluminum Electrolytic capacitorMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    100nF, 104, 50V, 10%, Ceramic capacitorMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    10nF, 103, 100V, 10% Ceramic capacitorMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    4mm, 160gf push-button, through-holeMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    5mm, 260gf push-button, through-holeMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    Non-cuttable Socket, 0.1inch/2.54mmMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    Cutable Sockets, 0.1inch/2.54mm3M1Buy NowBuy Now
    Break-away Headers, 0.1inch/2.54mmMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    Pin-to-Pin Jumper WiresMCM1Buy NowBuy Now
    Pin-to-Socket Jumper WiresAdafruit1Buy NowBuy Now
    Socket-to-Socket Jumper WiresAdafruit1Buy NowBuy Now
    Breadboard Jumper KitMCM1Buy NowBuy Now
    Solderless Breadboard, smallMulticomp1Buy NowBuy Now
    Solderless Breadboard, large with postsMulticomp1Buy NowBuy Now
    Small Signal: 1n4148Multicomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    Power Diode: 50V, 1n4001Multicomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    Power Diode: 1000V, 1n4007gMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    Schottky: 30V, 1n5818Multicomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    Zener: 3.3v, 1n4728AMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    Zener: 5.1v, 1n4733aMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now
    Zener: 12v, 1n4742aMulticomp Pro1Buy NowBuy Now