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“things you need to have to be a beginner maker”

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“things you need to have to be a beginner maker” – Joey writes…

If you’re looking to get started doing electronics, you might be wondering what do you need to get started. Well I’m going to list the things that every beginner should have.

To start of every person should have a bread board. Bread boards are a important part in beginning electronics. Bread boards allow you to make your circuit without soldering, allowing you to move parts around and fix any problem you might have in the circuit.

Joey has design a kit that’s for sale and he’s appeared on our weekly “show-and-tell” – he’s a rising start in the maker world. He’s in 8th grade 🙂



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  1. Great Job Joey!

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