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Last updated on Mar 1, 2022

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About UsefulComponents

Sales 643
On Etsy since 2019

Useful Components: Electronics kits with fully detailed instructions online.

As a kid I was fascinated by the Ladybird books, "Magnets, Bulbs, and Batteries," "How to Make a Transistor Radio," and "Simple Electronics." The kits that I've devised are similar projects using modern components which I hope can provide some easy things to make, and at the end actually do something which isn't completely trivial. There's no screen or programming, no software, and nothing to go out of date. You just put it together, and it works. I think that the instructions provided online are highly accurate and step-by-step, just like those old books but more reliable with the modern components.

If you want the university level explanations, they are there at the bottom of the page as well.

I like to think that they could be quite handy for school science projects.

As well as the kits, there are many other electronics parts in the shop now which may help with repair jobs or odd projects.

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  • Henry Walmsley

    Owner, Everything

    Hello. I'm an electronics engineer who sells kits & electronics parts for repair jobs and projects. For UK dispatch, put anything in your shopping basket from any listing for one postage charge, but watch out for the higher postage lumpy items.

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  • CLIFF Electronic Components

    Redhill, England

    I supply useful CLIFF parts that no-one else will stock, e.g. all available colours of one type of control knob rather than just the black or red variant found at other retailers. These are frquently used by customers for fixing and customising vintage mixing desks and equipment.

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Last updated on Sep 23, 2022


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