I'm interested in RF and RFIDs, as well as electromagnetic fields
(especially the generation, measurement, and detection thereof).
Think you could help me out?
There are these websites called "libraries", and they have these webpages
called "books". If they don't have the material there, there are alternative
webpages called "bookstores" that also have those webpages called "books".
Some will even sell you these books that others have bought new and discarded.
The advantage of these books is that since they are getting paid for writing
them, they will often put in more consideration than something jotted down
on a webpage. Webpages may be the best choice for fast changing information,
but books are usually the best thing for the basics.
Also appreciated would be scrap electronic components, as I'm fairly
young and most of that stuff is hard to come by. If you can ship me
whatever crap you don't want, send me an email.
Sorry if it's bad form to ask for stuff like that.
This isn't a buy and sell newsgroup. There are places for that. And
often those places are far more local to wherever you are. Why
should I want to see people begging for parts when you aren't even likely
close to where I live? These newsgroups are international.
But, you also shouldn't have to beg for scrap. Assuming you are
in a well developed country, there is all kinds of junk that you can
find that people don't want, and you can take apart for parts. This
isn't the best source for more specialized components, but you can pull
a lot of transistors good for common things out of all kinds of consumer
electronic equipment, along with resistors and a lot of capacitors. They
also will offer up transformers for building up power supplies, and all
kinds of switches and LEDs. For someone starting out, it will require
some learning to figure out that you can use parts on hand instead of
buying from that parts list, but such scrap equipment will offer a lot
of the common parts that beginners need just to get started, but old
timers have because they've been saving junk for decades.