One of the best things about getting into electronics as a hobby is how accessible it is. You don’t need a shop or garage to work in, I do most of my soldering at a desk in my frankly tiny apartment. And perhaps even more importantly you don’t need to spend huge sums of money on tools to get past the starting gate, a usable toolkit can be put together for around 50 or 60 dollars and most of the parts you need can be found for small change. In the interest of helping you begin building your toolkit I’ve added a new article to the “Basics” area of this page. Have a look at The Tools of the Trade to get an idea of what tools you’ll need to get started in the exciting world of electronics DIY.