24½ - Parts #

When thinking about electronics, it’s easy to focus on the bits that electricity actually flows though. This chapter is for everything else

Part Codes #

Okay, sort of still electrically relevant, but as your peruse your options for parts you’ll see some patterns in how things are named, such as diodes starting with a 1N prefix. If you want to know more about that, these links are decent:

Potentiometers #

including sliders, motorized, dual, linear, exponential, logarithmic, etc.

Knobs, Key-Caps #

Enclosures #

Adhesives #

Adapters #

+ PCB footprint adapters, like SOP to DIP

Wires #

Stranded, enamaled, etc.

Buttons #

Switches #


Encoders #

vs a pot, w/ a button

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