Are you the type of person who’s curious about what makes gadgets work? Love tearing stuff down? Would you like to build your own gadgets? Then you might want to get yourself one of Make’s Electronics Components packs, the perfect complement to their Electronics Book, which lets you dive into the world of tinkering with its lessons, experiments and projects.
The Electronics Components pack 1 contains over 200 doodads – batteries, LEDs, resistors, even an X-Acto knife – all you need to perform the first 11 experiments in the book. Or not! Mess with them, put them together, do anything you want with them.
You can pre-order the Electronics Components pack 1 at the Maker Shed, Make’s store, for $100 (USD); check out the product page for a complete list of the included parts. Components pack 2 hasn’t been priced yet, but it’ll probably be cheaper since it contains fewer components. The Electronics Book sells for $35, but you can always seek out other sources of information if you want. Go forth and whip up one of ‘em PS3 wireless visual interfaces for me!