PICKit 2 Starter Kit is the low cost ICSP programmer for Flash PICs with USB interface introduced recently by Microchip. Only subset of PIC microcontrollers is supported, but the list is including all the recent devices from PIC16 and PIC18 families. The software upgrades are free and Microchip updates them in timely fashion. Even more, the source code and schematic are freely available.
Build Accurate LC Meter and start making your own coils and inductors. This LC Meter allows to measure incredibly small inductances making it perfect tool for making all types of RF coils. LC Meter can measure inductances starting from 10nH - 1000nH, 1uH - 1000uH, 1mH - 100mH and capacitances from 0.1pF up to 900nF. The circuit includes an auto ranging and reset function to make sure the readings are as accurate as possible ... [more]