Class Supplies


Since a lot of supplies for my classes, 211, 311, 346, 347 are common, I’ve made a page with a complete list of what I have found over the years to be the best bargain for the money.

Lab and Test equipment like Soldering Irons, Multimeters, Oscilloscopes and Logic Analyzers have their own dedicated pages.

JK Electronics is a great source of parts which is local (located in Westminster) and you can go in person and buy most of what you need.

Resistor Assortment of 1/4 watt, Various Values

Useful for: 211, 311, 346, 347 rest of your electronics career…


Amazon Pixnor Kit

All the different values of resistors you would need on strips of cut-tape in bulk. Not the most convenient packaging, but they are a decent value. Resistor Kit

These are already packaged in a box and are individually labelled in small bags. Very quick and easy to find the value you want. I like this kit and then when I run out of a value, I just buy a bulk kit like the 1st link and refill these.

Other Sources: JK Electronics, Radio Shack

Wire Strippers


Amazon – Greenlee Wire Strippers

I like the Greenlee’s but realistically any wire strippers will work. Wires come in many different diameters (Gauges/AWG).  I prefer the strippers that work on the range of 30-20 AWG, as I find these to be the most useful for the gauges of wire that we work with…

Other Sources: JK Electronics, Radio Shack

Wire Cutters


Amazon – Wire Cutters

Although you can use the above wire strippers to cut wire, being able to snip wire close to a prototype or reach into small places is invaluable. I like these as they are cheap and hold up well.

Other Sources: JK Electronics, Radio Shack

Oscilloscope Probes

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Other Sources: JK Electronics

CECS 346 Project Parts

A list of most of the parts we will use in class, some are provided by the instructor to borrow, and others are sold in a kit by EAT

CECS 346 Projects – I put together these parts into a kit for EAT – Embedded Applications Technology club in the CECS dapartment to sell. In other words, you do not have to purchase these individually.

These are listed here for your reference. This is not a complete list that must be purchased before the lab is assigned

Infrared Sensor and Final Lab:

Sensor – GP2Y0A41SK0F – 4cm – 30cm Distance – Analog Voltage


Digikey – GP2Y0A41SK0F

Analog Digital Converter – ADC0804


Digikey – ADC0804

Mosfet – IRL510PBF N-Channel Logic Level

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Digikey – IRL510PBF

Other Sources: JK Electronics

Potentiometer – 10k – Variable Resistor


Other Sources: Amazon, JK Electronics, Radio Shack

CECS 211 Project Parts and Ideas

Resistor Pack as mentioned above

Capacitor Pack as mentioned above

3904 Transistors

Final Project – Line Following Robot

Geared Motor with Tire/Wheel Ideas

A motor in the 3-6v range should work well. Also, pay attention to the RPMs. How fast do you want your line follower to go? What about current draw? You might have to measure the current under normal operating conditions to get an idea of how to build the driver circuitry.


Amazon – Geared Motor and Wheel Pair

Amazon – Geared Motor and Wheel – Single

Sparkfun – Robotics Section

Other Sources include Radio Shack and JK Electronics

Sensor Ideas –

Photocell, CdS Cell (Cadmium Sulfate) – A variable resistor that changes based off of light.


Sparkfun – Mini Photocell

Radio Shack, JK Electronics

Phototransistor – A transistor whose base is light-sensitive and controls the Collector/Emitter Current.


Radioshack, JK Electronics