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Toolkit?

Post by Misanthropydotexe on Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:05 pm
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So, if I'm gonna start tinkering with hardware, I'm gonna need some tools. Google has given me a different answer for each and every person that has answered. Since HTS will be where I ask my questions and participate in the tech community, I thought I'd get y'alls opinions on what toolkit to get.

Any specific bre-built kit?
A list of tools?
Any specific brands for certain things?
Tools, brands, or features to outright avoid?
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Re: Toolkit?

Post by cyberdrain on Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:43 pm
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A Raspberry Pi or Arduino kit are good starts for electronics/hardware/computer basics.
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Re: Toolkit?

Post by Misanthropydotexe on Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:39 am
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Alright, when I search those I keep finding small computers. What I'm looking for is the tools to work on the computers (sets with meters, screwdrivers, etc). To practice on I'm going to use my old desktop.

Perhaps I'm just not finding what you're talking about? If not, do you recommend that I get one of those kits in addition to the tools for some reason?
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Re: Toolkit?

Post by cyberdrain on Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:22 am
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No, that is what I was talking about, I thought you meant those. To answer your question: basic tools will help, any regular toolset from a local hardware store will do, as I think you're better off finding the tools you need yourself instead of buying a 'computer-fixing' kit. Anyway, I'll have limdis answer this one (if he has time). He knows a lot about this stuff.
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Re: Toolkit?

Post by -Ninjex- on Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:35 am
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I just use a magnetic screwdriver, glue, and my hands. I do everything wrong.

You really don't need much high tech stuff man, just normal tools should suffice. You also wouldn't want a magnetic screwdriver that was a joke (Let's not fry our motherboard).
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