Electronics is fascinating, creative and increasingly important to everyday life. Whether you’re a secondary school student considering your options, or someone with an interest in the field, if you want to develop your understanding, there are a number of interesting and useful resources available.

Important & Disclaimer: The page below pulls together resources from a number of different sources. By providing links to other sites, the UKESF does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites. Always consider safety before all else. High voltages and currents can be dangerous and life threatening. Never deal with mains outlet voltages unless you’re qualified to do so. We recommend sticking to battery operated, low voltage electronics like microcontrollers. If you have any questions about conducting experiments or activities safely, please get in touch with us before you begin.

Tools and Essentials

An easy way to explore Electronics at home is to consider getting a pre-made kit containing all necessary components and (usually) an instruction manual for projects:

Arduino Starter Kit

Raspberry Pi kit

However, you don’t need much to get started with custom Electronics at home either. Depending on what you would like to do, you may need any of the following:

  • Breadboard
  • Jumper wires
  • Microcontroller
  • Batteries
  • Components
  • Modules
  • Pliers & Cutters


Find components, microcontrollers, modules, robots and much more. We recommend simply surfing the sites to see what is available: