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With so many different parts available, it can be hard to figure out which component to use. Taking a look at what others regularly use might make this process easier.
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Another new page by [[russ_hensel]], not much more than a stub now.  Feel free to join in with your recommendations.
  
Note that links may or may not be to the best sourceLook around, add a link if you find a better one. Do not delete a link, unless product is gone for good.
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== Popular ==
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So many parts, so many variations, which to pick.  Why not try to see what is popular:
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*[http://eeshop.unl.edu/storlist.html The Big List These are the parts the EE Shop keeps in stock to sell to students.] UNL likes them why not us?
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*[http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/6-301Solid-State-CircuitsSpring2003/Tools/ This section contains circuit examples from commercial products and datasheets of transistors which are studied in this course. ] If MIT studdies them, maybe they are worth looking at.
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*[http://www.edn.com/archives/1995/052595/11dfcov.htm Choosing an op amp: it's no longer a trying task] The oldies in particular may be good, but not expensive parts.
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*[http://www.voti.nl/swp/ Starting with PICmicro controllers] See the Selecting a PIC Section
  
 
== Kits and Projects ==
 
== Kits and Projects ==
 
If you're working from a kit or published project consider getting extras of the parts.  The authors of these things tend to know, and pick, what's popular.  If you use them once you may use them again; there are exceptions, though.
 
If you're working from a kit or published project consider getting extras of the parts.  The authors of these things tend to know, and pick, what's popular.  If you use them once you may use them again; there are exceptions, though.
  
== PICs ==
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==If you are working with X, then Y. Where Y will help you find the popular parts==
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===X=PIC's===
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Because PICs are mostly digital logic, if you use PICs you will need most of the stuff in the [[Popular Parts#X=Digital Logic]] section as well as stuff in this section.
 
Because PICs are mostly digital logic, if you use PICs you will need most of the stuff in the [[Popular Parts#X=Digital Logic]] section as well as stuff in this section.
  
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Generally Useful Chips
 
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*[http://chiphacker.com/questions/2320/what-are-the-best-useful-variety-ics-to-have-around-for-pic-microcontrollers What are the best useful variety IC’s to have around for PIC Microcontrollers?] from ChipHacker
 
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== Op Amps ==
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===X=Op Amps===
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* ''(FIXME: isn't this already too many? Trim.)''
 
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* MBRA140 (1 A DC forward; 40 V reverse) SMT for [[Reverse Protection Diodes]]
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* MBRA140 for [[Reverse Protection Diodes]]
 
* 1N914 (300 mA DC forward; 75 V DC reverse)
 
* 1N914 (300 mA DC forward; 75 V DC reverse)
* 1N4148 (0.2 A DC forward; 100 V reverse) TH glass
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* 1N4148
* 1N5711 (0.015 A forward; 70 V reverse) TH glass Schottkey diode
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* 1N5711 Schottkey diode
* 1N5817 (1 A DC forward; 20 V reverse) TH Schottkey diode TH $0.15
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* 1N5817 Schottkey diode
* BAT48 Schottkey diode (0.35 A DC forward; 40 V reverse)
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* BAT48 Schottkey diode
* BAT85 Schottkey diode (0.20 A DC forward; 30 V reverse)
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* BAT85 Schottkey diode
* 1N5406 (1N5408 is better) (3 A DC forward; 600 V reverse) TH $0.25
 
* 1N4001 (1N4007 is better) (1 A DC forward; 50 V reverse) TH $0.10
 
* 1N1188 (1N1189A is better) (35 A DC forward; 400 V reverse) threaded stud ($5.00 Newark 2010)
 
* 40EPF12PBF (40 A DC forward, 1200 V reverse) ($3.50 Newark 2010)
 
  
 
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== Digital Logic ==
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===X=Digital Logic===
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If you use any microcontroller, you will probably also need most of the stuff in this section.
 
If you use any microcontroller, you will probably also need most of the stuff in this section.
  
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== Electric Motors ==
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=== X=electric motors ===
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See [[motor driver]] for details.
 
See [[motor driver]] for details.
  
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-- [http://www.robotroom.com/DualFan.html David Cook]
 
-- [http://www.robotroom.com/DualFan.html David Cook]
  
== External Links ==
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*[http://eeshop.unl.edu/storlist.html The Big List These are the parts the EE Shop keeps in stock to sell to students.]  UNL likes them why not us?
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*[http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/6-301Solid-State-CircuitsSpring2003/Tools/ This section contains circuit examples from commercial products and datasheets of transistors which are studied in this course. ] If MIT studies them, maybe they are worth looking at.
 
*[http://www.edn.com/archives/1995/052595/11dfcov.htm Choosing an op amp: it's no longer a trying task] The oldies in particular may be good, but not expensive parts.
 
*[http://www.voti.nl/swp/ Starting with PICmicro controllers] See the Selecting a PIC Section
 
* [http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/recommended_parts_parts_store DorkbotPDX: Recommended Parts]
 
* John C Luciani Jr. answers [http://wiblocks.luciani.org/FAQ/faq-parts-list.html "What parts would you recommend stocking?"]
 
* [http://www.ladyada.net/wiki/partselector Partfinder from ladyAda]
 
* [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Partlist] Dangerous Prototypes' list of common parts
 
  
 
[[Category:Components]]
 
[[Category:Components]]

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